Entrance to 200 Moscow Museums to Become Free for ‘Night of Museums’

PHOTO by Sergey Bobylev / TASS

On May 20, the 11th annual “Night of Museums” will be held in the Russian capital with more than 200 museums and galleries taking part by staying open late and introducing a one-day free admission for all comers.

The Hermitage garden in central Moscow will be transformed into an educational venue for open lectures.

“Representatives of Moscow museums will read their best lectures on various themes, from audiovisual art to physiology of memory,” event organisers said, the Afisha.Daily online magazine reported.

Tele2 communications company promised to provide free buses that would connect six most iconic museums of the capital.

First “Night of Museums” in Russia was held in Moscow and Yekaterinburg in 2007, when Russian museums decided to adopt the tradition born in Berlin in 1997.