NArFU Development Fund’s project “Summer School on Solovki: Integrated Development of a Territory with a Unique Natural, Historical and Cultural Heritage” has made it to the list of winners of the Solovki Museum’s educational project call.
The interdisciplinary Summer School has been held annually since 2014. In 2015–2019 it was conducted in partnership with the Higher School of Economics, in 2016 — with Humboldt University of Berlin, in 2017 — with the Arctic University of Norway.
The School’s participants create projects facilitating the cultural, historical, social and economic development of the Solovetsky archipelago. Students assess the anthropogenic impact on the area; work out guidelines for new IT-oriented museum courses; conduct opinion polls and exhibitions, write research articles, publish books.
The formats are diverse, encompassing lectures, workshops, discussions, field research, sampling, project work and cultural events.
This year’s School will include project working groups on environment monitoring and museum course design. The engineering and creative solutions worked out by the students will be used for the development of a museumification concept for the Solovki Museum and as musical background for the exhibitions. The anthropogenic impact monitoring results will contribute to the development of recommendations for the purification of the islands’ waters.