Nomadic, interactive museum of the Sun – Private Museums of Russia

Nomadic, interactive museum of the Sun




Leningrad region

Contact information

Leningrad Region, Slantsevsky District, Staropolskoye Rural Settlement, Russian-Vedovo

Tel.: +7 (921) 331-67-81

E-mail: sitnikova.svetla@mail.ru

Operating hours

Saturday – Sunday: by request and invitation

The founder of the museum (Director/Owner)

Svetlana Gennadievna Sitnikova

Founded

2012

About museum

I love the sun! I looked at the “School of Magic” magazine and on the last page I saw an advertisement of friends for the Novosibirsk Museum of the Sun magazine; I liked this idea. I searched the Internet for more information about such museums, found another one in Riga – and that’s it. I wanted to create such a unique museum – it turns out there are only three in the world! At first, the museum was in my dreams and plans. For several years I had been working at the “ROSSON” company at the Kingisepp District of the Leningrad Region, and I taught a “Museum of the Sun” master-class there. My children and I made “Sunnies” from various materials and with various techniques, and even wove solar mandalas. Then, the museum became a travelling one: we went to various events with our exhibition. The exhibition was organized everywhere. I told about the “Sunnies” that interested children, and a masterclass on making “Sunnies” in various techniques was held. It could be mandalas, Sunnies on legs, solar dolls…, games, competitions, dances, quests… all on the solar topic. Any participant of the event could take any exhibit, examine it, even play with it!

The museum has about 500 exhibits, some are presented at events, depending on the subject, and some of them are at home, so we rearrange them. Sometimes I travel alone with my exhibition, and sometimes with my eldest daughter Anna, who helps me a lot. For example, if I conduct a quest, Anna can conduct a masterclass!

Departures are dependent on the distance, from 1000 to 5000, with masterclasses.

In the near future we are going to complete the construction of our workshop, which will have a permanent exhibition and free entrance. Master-classes are able to be paid for according to your wishes.