PetrSU Students are the Future Wooden Architecture Restorers
Specialists of the Kizhi Open-Air Museum met the 1st year students of the Institute of Forestry, Mining, and Construction Sciences of Petrozavodsk State University.
The young men learned about the opportunity to acquire an additional profession, a wooden architecture restorer, certified by the UNESCO Chair.
In 2016, under the trilateral agreement between Petrozavodsk State University, the Kizhi Open-Air Museum and UNESCO, at the premises of PetrSU the parties opened the UNESCO Chair on Wooden architecture research and preservation.
At the meeting, the students learned what monuments are in the Kizhi Open-Air Museum, what is the job of a restorer, what challenges restorers face.
In the nearest future there the students will form a group of those willing to learn additional skills and knowledge in the preservation of wooden architecture. The students will attend lectures and practical lessons, go on a field trip to the ancient Zaonezhje village of Kurgenitsy, where they will learn the secrets of preservation of ancient wooden structures.