Now you can learn more about the most famous religions and civilisations, see masterpieces that tell about the world’s major denominations at one place for one day. On July 6, the exposition of the Museum of Religions was opened in the gallery AVEC.
The models of the most famous places of worship in the history as well as sacred artefacts and works of art from the private collection of Oleksandr Feldman ‘Feldman Family Museum’ were presented in the centre of Kharkiv.
Representatives of major religious and national communities of Kharkiv were present at the opening of the exhibition.
This exhibition is the first step towards the realisation of a large-scale project – opening of a multimedia exposition complex at the territory of Feldman Ecopark. According to Oleksandr Feldman, MP of Ukraine, it will be not just a Museum of Religions but a discussion club, platform for the interfaith dialogue, finding solutions to topical issues of social development.
The ‘Museum of Religions’ exposition was opened in the AVEC gallery (70-72 Sumska St.) on July 6, at 6 pm. Models of the most famous places of worship of all times and nations, works of art giving the idea of various religions.
The exposition is based on reconstructions of ancient temples and sanctuaries located in different places of the Earth. Some of them – Stonehenge, stone Moai statues from Easter Island; the Memorial Temple of Pharaoh Ramesses in Egypt; the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem; the Imperial Cathedral in Aachen and the Assumption Cathedral in Kiev – are well-known for the general public. Others are known only by experts. Among such monuments of material and spiritual culture of mankind there is the Erechtheion in Greece, the Fire Temple Ateshgah in Azerbaijan, the Kailasa Rock Temple and the Lotus Temple in India, the Temple of Heaven and the Temple of Confucius in China, the Temple of the Inscription in Mexico.
‘The Museum of Religions’ exposition will also display artifacts and works of art from the private collection of Aleksandr Feldman ‘Feldman Family Museum’. They are images of Buddha, deities of Hindu and Shinto Pantheon, Tibetan ritual shells, sacred Muslim swords ‘Zulfiqar’.
In general, the exposition may introduce main stages of creation, development and existent trend of religious cults and rituals, beginning from archaic forms of religion to modern ones.
‘The Museum of Religions’ exposition is part of a humanitarian project of the International charitable fund ‘Oleksandr Feldman Fund’, aimed at spiritual enrichment and moral education of the younger generation. Its goals are acquaintance with religions, cultures and history of different nations; promotion of principles of tolerance and mutual understanding between people.
Further implementation of the project involves opening a multimedia exposition complex in the territory of the Regional Landscape Park Feldman Ecopark. 25 large-scale models of the most famous places of worship of all times and nations will be collected under the transparent dome, made in a futuristic style.