Oriental Museum’s 90th Anniversary
On October 30th, Moscow’s State Museum of Oriental Arts celebrated its 90th birthday, and the festivities marking the occasion were as elegant as the venerable institution itself. With Russian Minister of Culture Alexander Avdeev on hand to congratulate the museum’s director, Alexander Sedov, and his staff. In addition, the list of celebrants included friends and colleagues from other Moscow museums such as Tretyakov Gallery Director Valentin Rodionov, Anna Klyukina from the Darwin Museum, and Director of the State Historical Museum Alexander Shkurko. The official ceremony was followed by a reception overfl owing with Eastern hospitality and entertainment, including Uzbek plov, Tibetan music, and an Indian fashion show. Happy Birthday, Museum of Oriental Arts, and many happy returns of the day!