More than 100 school directors from 60 regions of Russia visited the museums of educational organizations in the capital. The event was held as part of the All-Russian Forum “School of the Hero”.

The guests got acquainted with the museum complexes of schools No. 1568 named after Pablo Neruda and Maryina Roshcha, which are active participants in the regional stage of the All-Russian competition of school museums, which is operated in the capital by Moscow Patriot.Sport Center Department of Education and Science of the city of Moscow.

In the museum complex “Dialogue of Generations” of the “Maryina Roshcha” school, which bears the name of the Hero of the Soviet Union V. F. Orlov, visitors saw unique exhibits: personal belongings and photographs of Vasily Orlov, a tank helmet donated to the museum by General of the 4th Tank Army Dmitry Lelyushenko . They also got acquainted with the history of the 6th Guards Mechanized Corps, commanded by V.F. Orlov.

At school No. 1568 named after Pablo Neruda, members of the delegation visited the “Legendary Sevastopol” – a museum dedicated to the history of the Black Sea Fleet.

After that, specialists in the field of museum pedagogy of the capital shared with the forum participants the best practices of transforming school museums into modern public spaces, creating educational interactive platforms on their basis.

“Museum pedagogy is a lively, versatile work. Our main task is to captivate children, to create such conditions in the museum that the children would be interested. Much attention is paid to this in the metropolitan education system. In our school museums today, students, together with teachers, are creating unique museum expositions, conducting research to find and restore historical documents, record stories of veterans, create thematic exhibitions, and also hold competitions, quizzes, and holidays. Our museums are open spaces for extracurricular work and creativity.”— noted the delegate of the forum, director of school No. 354 named after the Hero of the Soviet Union D. M. Karbyshev Tatyana Rodionova.

The Patriot.Sport Moscow Center helps school museums develop in the capital. The Center’s specialists conduct seminars and webinars for managers of museum complexes, where they share best practices. There are also professional competitions. For example, the city competition “School Museum: New Opportunities”, which helps to identify and broadcast effective museum practices.

The first All-Russian forum “School of the Hero” was held in the capital from December 8 to 10. It was timed to coincide with the Day of Heroes of the Fatherland and dedicated to issues of museum pedagogy. The capital was represented by 22 directors of schools bearing the names of Heroes of the Soviet Union and Heroes of the Russian Federation. One of the organizers is the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.