Netherlands-Russia cooperation on Lefortovo Park

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Impression of Lefortovo Park in the 18th century (source: Cultuurhistorische Atlas Lefortovo, drawing by Tim de Waard)

The City of Moscow, MGOMZ Kolomenskoye, the Dutch Embassy in Moscow and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands are continuing their cooperation on shared cultural heritage in Moscow. A team of Dutch heritage experts visited Moscow from 12 to 19 October for an extensive advisory mission on the revitalisation of built and ‘green’ heritage.

The extraordinary Lefortovo Park in Moscow, designed in 1721-23 by Nicholas Bidloo, the Dutch physician of Czar Peter the Great, was one of the major topics. The visit included several lectures on cultural historical themes at the Denkmal Moscow heritage fair and a ‘round table’ discussion on the challenges and potentials of Lefortovo Park. The Dutch experts and Russian stakeholders reflected on topics like research, heritage management and how to build community support for heritage.

Read more about this shared heritage mission.

Lefortovo Park in Moscow (photo: Marieke Kuipers)
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