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Lace Museum

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Maxim-Maxims wrote a review Jul 2020
Moscow, Russia118 contributions34 helpful votes
In this museum, you can see samples of lace from very different times, from the oldest to the newest. I recommend everyone to visit this museum.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Takarasina wrote a review Jul 2020
244 contributions13 helpful votes
The museum was inaugurated in 2010, i.e. in the so-called "new times" but the impression is it happened under comrade Chrushchev or "mashal" Brezhnev - so heavy is a Soviet era shift. Lace from Vologda is more than half a century old but looking at corresponding showpieces one gets an impression that its history hardly covers seventy-five years. Upon entering you face charming works dating late XIX-early XX centuries. Intricate pieces of art of lace weaving designated for local beauties and socialites. But most of the collection represents either Soviet ideology or something gigantically bizarre and totally impractical. All this demostrates backbreaking effort and unbelievable skills of lacemakers but has been apparently produced to show achievents of communism and its economy but not for common people to utilize them. Lenin's deformed face accompanied by Stalin who lacks one chromosome (I bet the one who made it perished in a gulag!), Kalinin, one of communist leaders, strongly resembling Trotsky (there's a special explanatory sign beneath, for those who might doubt: Kalinin), tractor caterpillars, five-pointed stars, hammers and sickles and similar propaganda phooey. Then come mammoth tablecloths, immense bedcovers and other colossal thinga-me-bobs of unconceivable application. All this was seemingly woven to mark a communist party congress or to be exhibited at some Expo event - for the people to goggle at them but not to use. What a stark difference to pre-revolutionaly scarfs, pelerines and gloves for dedicated followers of early XX century fashion! Please, dear museum managers, Russian culture was born not in 1917 - when this communist smog leaves our heads at last?! Aren't there older exemplars of this breathtaking Vologda art? They'll surely draw much more attention and a lot more visitors because they are warmer, more honest and more human. The staff there was quite nice and friendly and even joked from time to time. Try also their buffet and especially their shanezhki. Don't know what it is? All the more so...
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Date of experience: July 2020
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sitovy wrote a review Jul 2018
Vologda, Russia3 contributions
We live in Vologda. We recommend to visit this museum. You’ll find it very interesting and informative.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Elena A wrote a review Feb 2017
17 contributions4 helpful votes
Exelend place, very beautiful lace, and perfrct guide.Me and my frends was very impressiv.I very recommend to visit this in Vologda.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Maria Y wrote a review Feb 2017
Hanoi, Vietnam16 contributions2 helpful votes
All about famous Vologda's lace production. The museum has a lot awesome peaces of art made by local masters. There are tons of table clothes, examples of ornaments, different accessories and even wedding dresses. Also the museum has exhibition where had showed currently maded diploma projects in art university in Saint-Petersburg.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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