The number of people who visited museums that night is simply unbelievable - more than 550 thousand.
On the night of May 16, hundreds of thousands of Muscovites rushed to numerous museums. The Russian capital, along with many other cities, has joined the international action Night of Museums. This year more than 40 European countries took part in it. The incredible number of residents of the capital, who decided to visit the museum that night, does not even fit in my head - more than 550 thousand. These are the data announced by the Department of Culture of Moscow.
The Pushkin Museum, Borodino, Provisional Stores, Darwin Museum, Kolomenskoye Park and the Cosmonautics Museum withstood the biggest public invasion. The third "Night of Museums" in the Russian capital was a record. The queues stood right up to the morning.
Alas, it is precisely because of these many kilometers of tails that many Muscovites and guests of the capital simply did not get into museums. And for example, the Tretyakov Gallery generally closed at 10 pm. There were serious problems with finding the free buses promised by the authorities, which were supposed to transport people from one museum to another. Soon the metro was closed, and tens of thousands of museum visitors were forced to either catch tasks or walk around the city until 6 in the morning. It's good that at least the weather turned out to be unusually warm!
Well, in general, the “Night of Museums” was wonderful, the cultural programs offered by museum institutions were very much liked by the public. In Izmailovo, people listened to a film opera in the open air, and in the Fine Art Gallery they admired the paintings by Sergei Shnurov. At the Museum of the Navy, people were treated to naval pasta.b