Owner: Far Eastern National University
Location: Vladivostok, Russia
Link to: Website
FENU Museum of Zoology opens an exhibition devoted to the International Birds' Day on April 1, 2004, at 15:00. The birds' day has been traditionally celebrated in April since 1894 in Russia. Spring is related to the active seasonal migration of birds. The exhibition called "With a bird on a hand" will familiarize spectators with falconry. Falconry was anciently practiced in India, China, Europe, Middle East as well as in Russia. Hunting with predatory birds is an exciting sport which few people can go in for. The spectators will familiarize themselves with the history and peculiarities of falconry equipment, see recognized participants of hawking: a peregrine, a golden eagle, a hawk, etc. For the first time the exhibition will include a meeting with Mr. Vladimir N. Kurinny, an ornithologist and the only specialist in falconry in the south of the Russian Far East as well as with his falcon-gentle. The exhibition will extend until June 30, 2004.
The FHT aims to establish a portal for the world's falconers and other interested parties to access aspects of the sport's rich heritage by linking existing physical archives, including international private and public collections, through the medium of an electronic archive. This archive will feature falconry furniture, works of art, books, correspondence from leading falconers and film and photographic material for the education and interest of falconer and scholar alike. We hope that, whatever your background or interest in our sport, you may find something of value through our archive to deepen your knowledge, understanding and passion for falconry and will help us, through your support, to preserve this precious cultural heritage for future generations.
Falconry Heritage Trust
Phone: within the UK (01267) 233864
and from abroad +44 1267 233864
Fax: within the UK (01267) 233864