We are not slaves, the slaves are not us: the team of the Association of Private Museums visited the Falconry Museum – Private Museums of Russia
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We are not slaves, the slaves are not us: the team of the Association of Private Museums visited the Falconry Museum

The best way to become the ideal senior executive is to learn to see the world through the eyes of a bird of prey. A bird of prey is devoid of the instinct of obedience, for it people and animals are food, slaves and slaves with food in hand. You cannot change a bird, it can interact with a person, but only as a servant-student, he is not a subject for it, but an object of change – such discoveries were made for themselves by the team of the Association of Private Museums during a visit to the Falconry Museum.

According to the founder of the museum, Konstantin Sokolov, falconry classes provide simple answers to very complex questions: why the world of human relations is so amazingly arranged, why it is neither kind nor evil, but like falconry is either effective or not.

The falconry museum is located in the village of Lyskovo, city of Mytishchi, Moscow region, on the territory of a nomadic camp, consisting of light tents and Mongolian yurts. Here, in addition to the museum, is an ecopark with free-range horses, sheep, goats, geese, chickens, Indo-ducks and other farm animals.

The museum is located in the main yurt. Its collection has been taking shape for many years. Today it contains 750 artifacts from 42 countries of the world, covering a number of historical periods from the 10th to the 21st century. Porcelain figurines, engravings, books, postcards, stamps, coins, badges, hoods, hunter costumes, devices for training birds of prey: the exposition introduces the intricacies of keeping birds of prey, the technology of making falconers’ ammunition, and the peculiarities of hunting some types of game.

In the 21st century, UNESCO recognized falconry as “the intellectual and spiritual basis of the ecological culture of a sustainable type of civilization” and included it in the list of the intangible cultural heritage of mankind.

At all times, falconry has delighted and inspired everyone, from a simple peasant to a monarch who made history. It is not surprising that every guest of Konstantin Sokolov’s nomad camp necessarily becomes a part of the holiday – a common holiday of nature and man.