Volunteer Service celebrated
its 5th anniversary with an interactive game
5 December 2008, on the International Volunteers Day a celebration devoted to the 5th anniversary of the Volunteer Service took place at the Hermitage. The celebration of the International Volunteers Day has become a traditional event within the frames of the Days of the Hermitage; however, this year's event was particularly special.
The celebrations began at the Repository of the State Hermitage in Staraya
Derevnya, where the volunteers had an opportunity of being the first visitors
of the new Restoration and Storage Centre. After the guided tour the volunteers
took part in a festive
However, the culmination part of the festivities was an interactive game
based on a series of famous films, such as "Star Wars", "Ice Age",
"Indiana Jones", that was organised in the Winter
Palace. The realquest "Evolution" at the International Volunteers Day
The project involving competitions in the form of games at the Hemitage
emerged from a close
The new approach based on games has allowed people to look at the items behind the schowcase from a different perspective. The jocular form of the quest prompted the participants to show their wit and inventiveness. The results of this creative activity will be utilised when developing museum programmes and used in researches and in new projects of the Volunteer Service.