A large-scale exhibition of photographs of the RGS contest "The Most Beautiful Country" opened in the Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History in Bucharest. The exhibition includes 77 pictures.
The museum is named after its founder, an outstanding Romanian biologist, oceanologist, founder of the national school of hydrobiology and ichthyology Grigore Antipa. Recently renovated, the museum is the largest natural science museum in Romania. There are huge collections of reptiles, fish, birds and mammals, a whole floor dedicated to marine life, there is a wonderful collection of butterflies. It is not surprising that the photographs of the RGS competition easily fit into the museum's exposition and became its peculiar semantic continuation.
The exhibition was opened by Luis Popa, Director General of the Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, Valery Kuzmin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Romania, Natalia Muzhennikova, Head of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Bucharest. Artists of the Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theater Evgeny Belov and Ivan Kuraev also performed at the opening.
This is not the first exposition of the RGS at the Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum. We would like to remind that the agreement on cooperation of the museum with the Russian Geographical Society was signed in 2019. Cooperation is aimed at the development of scientific and cultural ties between countries, as well as the popularization of geographical knowledge.
The exhibition runs until March 29, 2020.
The photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" is a large-scale media project dedicated to the preservation of wildlife of Russia and the promotion of careful attitude to the environment. It was held for the first time in 2015. During four years of existence of the contest about 500 thousand pictures were uploaded to the site of the project photo.rgo.ru . The main condition is that the photo should be taken in Russia. Exhibitions of works by participants in the photo contest are regularly held in Russia and abroad.