Cultural Weekend is a nationwide campaign launched by SCF jointly with the best Russian museums. As part of the campaign museums offer free admission for visitors during weekends.
This project is part of SCF's educational initiative aimed at developing an accessible museum environment, raising people's awareness about cultural heritage and the history of their homeland, promoting a favourable social climate in cities and towns.
The programme has already been joined by the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, the History Museum and Military History Museum of the Russian Military History Society, the Local History Museum of the Rostov Region and the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts. Over 40,000 people in total have already visited museums as part of the campaign.
The Cultural Weekend campaign has received support from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
Since 2016 Sistema Charitable Foundation has been raising awareness about the problem of preservation of cultural heritage. SCF joined forces with volunteers to run its Cultural Weekend project. We aim to enhance the importance and attractiveness of the volunteer movement and organise activities to renovate museums and listed buildings.
In 2018, volunteers participated in the renovation of Lenino-Snegiri Military History Museum in the Moscow region, the Borodino Field Museum and Zendikovo Estate. A total of 220 volunteers have taken part in the project.