July - 12 August, 2011 On 21 July, 2011 The 3rd Cultural and Educational
Program WHY 2001- World Heritage and Youth starts its work which
is held by the State Hermitage with the assistance of the State Atomic
Energy Corporation "Rosatom" . The program, prepared by the
Volunteer's Office of the State Hermitage is participated by over eighty
volunteers, over the half of whom are students of Closed Administrative
Territorial Units (CATU), chosen on the basis of the contest held by the
State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom".
The subject of this year is the problem of preservation of historic transport
media, urban planar geometry, infrastructure and the historic transport
itself as valuable cultural heritage. The teams are to solve tasks and
prepare projects the subjects of which will become streets, gardens and
parks, rivers and channels, bridges, transport and architecture. Each
team will receive its mascot - one of the historic trams, located in the
Museum of Municipal Electric Transport of St Petersburg.
A large volume of work waits for volunteers in the State Hermitage itself,
in the Museum of Municipal Electric Transport, in suburban palace and
garden ensembles. Moreover, volunteers will participate in archeological
excavations in the first capital of Ancient Rus' - Old Ladoga.
The main difference of the program 2011 is a trip to Kaliningrad for the
authors of the best projects as well as for the most active volunteers.
The participants will have a chance to get acquainted with the museums-partners
of the State Hermitage in which the program of exhibitions, held with
the assistance of the State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom"
is implemented, to take part in panel discussions, dedicated to the role
of youth in preservation of cultural heritage and to introduce own designs