Melody of Eternity

The exhibition titled “Melody of Eternity” presenting the works of Russia’s Honoured Artist Galina Nikitichna Mamrovskaya was opened in the Treasury Chamber. Galina Mamrovskaya herself, her relatives and friends, employees of the Vologda State Museum-Preserve, the Museum of Lace, the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve and residents of Kirillov attended the opening ceremony. Visitors could see 109 items in the display: lace articles, awards, letters of gratitude, books, and photos from the personal archive. There were some exhibits from the collection of the Vologda State Museum-Preserve and the Vologda Regional Picture Gallery.

Galina Nikitichna Mamrovskaya is an artist of brilliant original talent. She is the member of the Union of Russian Artists since 1977. In 1996, she was given the title of the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation. She worked as a chief designer in the Vologda Lace Company “Snowflake” from 1986 to 2006. She created over 300 patterns of lace articles within this time. Galina Mamrovskaya took an active part in the republican contests of new samples of the highly artistic works in 1976, 1982 and 1985.

Her articles were presented at Russian and foreign exhibitions in Mongolia, Hungary, Finland, Austria, Sweden, India, Greece, France, Belgium, the Netherlands. She participated as an expert of lace-making in the International Fair in Greece in 1983, in Mozambique – in 1984, in Finland – in 1986.

She was awarded the Lenin Komsomol Prize for the creation of highly artistic lace mass-production items and the preservation of traditions of Vologda lace. Her works were given the Gold medals of the National Economy Achievement Exhibition twice. She was a member of the Arts Council of Decorative and Applied Arts in the Ministry of Culture of the RSFSR in the Vologda region for several years. In 1986, Galina Mamrovskaya became the laureate of the Fourth Quadriennale of Artistic Skills of Socialist Countries in Erfurt. She was given the diploma by the Presidium and the Department of Decorative and Applied Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts for creation of the lace panel “My Russia, Guard Me” (2000). It was signed by Zurab Tsereteli, president of the Russian Academy of Arts.

The works of Galina Mamrovskaya are kept in the museum collections of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Syktyvkar, Archangelsk, Murmansk, Suma, Krasnoyarsk, Lipetsk, Riga, Leipzig (Germany), Zwolle (the Netherlands), Vologda, Cherepovets, Kirillov. 

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