Ethnography and ecology of Siberia

The Museum “Archaeology, Ethnography and ecology of Siberia” of the Kemerovo state University begins its story since the 70’s, when Professor A. I. Martynov (head of. the Department of archaeology) and Professor T. N. Vagina (head the Department of Zoology) began to create the Metropolitan museums of archaeology and Zoology. Their work was crowned with success. In 1980, the museums were open. Presented in the Museum materials were collected by teachers and students of historical and biological faculties more than 30 years.

In 1997 the museums combined. Today the Museum is a major unit of the University, which has a library, a Photograph collection, an archive . restoration and taxidermy workshops, laboratory, office, storage, classrooms.

The Museum has more than 310 000 units. In addition to materials on archeology and Ethnography of southern Siberia, there are copies of petroglyphs of the Altai, Khakassia, Tuva, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, osteological. paleontological, Zoological, entomological and ornithological collections.

With the collections of our Museum are schoolchildren. students, graduate students. scientists and leading specialists from different countries. The Museum funds and expositions are a training base for specialized courses and practical classes on the history of primitive society, Ethnography, museology and ecology I.

The Museum created a Board of leading specialists of the relevant branches of science under the leadership of Vice-rector of University Ph. D. Professor B. P. Nevzorova. The Museum holds archaeological, Museum practices, Museum staff are actively involved in the creation of scientific works, scientific-methodical recommendations. Actively implemented the program “Museum – school – the unified educational space” for use of the regional component of school curricula for history, geography, biology and ecology. In the halls of the Museum are the feasts of the presentation of scientific papers, exhibitions, conferences.

The versatile activities of the Museum has been recognised at numerous exhibitions of different levels. The Museum was three times awarded the “Golden medal” Siberian Kuznetsk and exhibitions, was awarded a diploma at the first Museum Biennale in Krasnoyarsk. The Museum is a member of the international Association “Open Museum”, interregional Siberian Association of prehistoric art researchers. and the leading Museum of regional scientific – methodical Council of University museums.

The Museum exposition consists of two big departments: archaeology and Ethnography of South Siberia; nature and ecology of Siberia.

Time travel begins with the stone age and continues through all subsequent periods of history. Archaeologists I n redstavleny five sections – the stone age, bronze age, Scythian e poha, Hun era and the middle ages. The amazing world of ancient man is described based on the materials collected by research staff at the chair of archeology of KemSU.

In the hall of the Ethnography of South Siberia visitors get acquainted with the traditional domestic lifestyle of the peoples of southern Siberia in the late XIX – early XX centuries: Shors, Teleuts, Khakass and Russian population of Pretoma, their rites, customs and beliefs. Visitors can look into the Khakassian Yurt, to attend the Shor hunter, to become members of the tribal prayer, dedicated to the spirit of the mountains “Tag Tiih”.

The second section presents a panorama of natural areas of Kuzbass, Siberia, the Far East, Kazakhstan, Central Asia. All materials are artistically designed and presented in dioramas, display cases and displays biological groups. Shows the natural complexes of the taiga, the steppe and the forest steppe, mountains, etc. Here you can see the owner of the Siberian taiga – a bear, a slender ROE deer, Amur tiger, red deer, elk. lekking grouses, “Royal” animal – ermine. The long-standing friendship with the Alma-ATA zoo allowed to refill section of the exhibition representatives of the world fauna, such as hyena, porcupine, llama, chimpanzee, etc.

Entomological Department presents the collections of V. A. Polevod: insects of Siberia, the Far East and types of world fauna. The Museum’s Kemerovo branch of Russian Entomological society.

In 2003, the Museum established the Department of history the Department of history of the University. Funds are constantly enhanced, currently totalling over 2000 units. In January 2004, the 50th anniversary of the Kemerovo state University opened the first exposition “the University yesterday, today, tomorrow”. The Museum actively works Council of veterans.

The implementation of the main tasks in the work of the Museum begins with proper handling of scientific materials – systematization and classification, storage, exposition and presentation of collections.

The Museum set up an information database of the archaeological, ethnographic. Zoological collections as its interior for the use and enjoyment of researchers and visitors. Received the certificate on official registration of database № 2005620244 of 26 September 2005 of the Federal service for intellectual property, Pat the customers and trademarks.

The Museum staff created the software product “Electronic Museum complex” to store in a structured way information about collections and objects separately for each props. The program allows you keep detailed records and get the output necessary for recording. Taken from vegetalismo about official registration of the computer program “Electronic Museum complex” (“Catalogue of collections”) No. 2007614167 in the Federal service for intellectual property, patents and trademarks – . The program can be used in a variety of natural-science museums.

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