History of the region based on the materials of archeological excavations is being opened on the lowest floor of the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple with the refectory. It is the first full exhibition representing archaeology of the Belozersk district in the Vologda Region. Materials of the monastery archeology are displayed for the first time in our region. More than 4000 archeological objects dating back to different chronological periods are represented there: from the Mesolithic period (9000 B.C.) till the late Middle Ages.
At the end of the 20th early 21st century considerable restoration work has been carried out in the Kirillo-Belozersky museum-reserve. Museumfication of the monuments is being realized at the same time. One of the most interesting architectural buildings of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery is the Monks cells. In the process of its restoration architects and restorers managed to discover complicated structure of this dwelling house of the 17th-19th centuries.
Exhibitions dedicated to the folk applied art and handicrafts of the Belozersk district are placed in the spacious vaulted chambers of the monastery cook-house of the 16th century. An important place is occupied by wood-carving, ceramics, peasant embroidery, weaving, lace-making and a folk female costume of the 19th-early 20th centuries.



The shooting of the film tentatively entitled “Monk and Demon” began in the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve on September 1. It is directed by Nikolay Dostal. This event became the most popular news from the filmland in the Vologda region.

The genre of this film is a fantastic comedy. The action takes place in the first half of the 19th century. The main hero’s name is Ivan Semyonovich. He retires to a cloister where he is subjected to temptation of the demon in human disguise named Legion. Nikolay Dostal tells the following about this film, Humour, grotesque and even farce – these are genre components of the artistic material of the movie. The script was written by Yuri Arabov, the chief cameraman is Levan Kapanadze. Timofey Tribuntsev, Georgy Fetisov, Boris Kamorzin and Roman Madyanov play the leading roles.

The first shooting day in the Kirillov district took place on August 30, the film crew worked in the outskirts of Ferapontovo. Then they moved to the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum where they would work till late September. There is some information that the ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery will be also used in the shooting process. It is known that in general, the film will be shot till the middle of November 2015. The picture crew will go to the ancient city of Petra (Jordan), the coast of the Dead Sea and the Crimea.

By the way, Nikolay Dostal shared his plans about shooting of the film Monk and Demon in the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery during the Art Festival The Property of Republic in 2013. The director already worked in the museum several years before shooting the TV movie Schism about the fate of disgraced Patriarch Nikon.

The shooting of the movie Monk and Demon is being carried out by the Production Company of Igor Tolstunov (PROFIT Ltd) and the Film Company Etalon-Film thanks to the financial backing of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. It is planned to complete production in spring 2016.