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Published on Jul 14, 2014
On July 12 the exhibition "Roerich Pact: Past and Modernity" was opened at the Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Maastricht. Historical documents, memorable photos and reproductions of works by the great Russian artist Nicholas Roerich will introduce the history of the birth of the famous "Roerich Pact" - an international treaty "On the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments" which started systematic protection of cultural objects, - to residents and visitors of the oldest city in the south of the Netherlands.
The exhibition provided by Moscow ICR was organized in Maastricht by the Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Netherlands and supported by the Embassy of Russia. During the opening ceremony Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation Konstantin van Vloten said that the project gives a start to a great program of activities that will make Maastricht acquaint to the Russian culture.
Director of the Eindhoven Cultural Association "Roerich Centre" Ekaterina Liakhova and deputy director Konstantin Gilevich held a lecture explaining what a huge contribution Nicholas Roerich, an outstanding Russian artist, scientist, thinker, social activist and peacemaker, has made to the world culture .
The exhibition is open until July 30 and then moves to Belgium where it will be on display in the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Brussels.