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Exhibit on falconry history in Kolomenskoe in Moscow, Russia during 27 July 2017 - 18 January 2018

Exhibit on falconry history in Kolomenskoe in Moscow, Russia during 27 July 2017 - 18 January 2018

Date: 31 July 2017

On 28th July 2017 in Kolomenskoe village in Moscow in Russia the exhibit on falconry history was opened. It exact title is "Falconry. The Tsar's amusement with hunting birds of prey". The exhibit contains about 200 artefacts on falconry heritage in Russia and will be opened till 18th January 2018.

27 images of this event can be seen here: https://rusfalcon.ru/novosti/160-vystavka-v-kolomenskom

FHT Director Mr Dick ten Bosch attended the opening of the exhibition by the directors of the participating museums from Moscow. Most of the Moscow falconers were present.
 
The exhibition is worth seeing. The focus is on the falconry of the tsars where Kolomenskoye as historic site played a role in the past. It is a mix of ancient documents from the state archives regarding falconry, archeological falconry finds (hoods from the 12th century), 19th century hunting art of great quality and maps and pictures of the various hunting fields and lodges near Moscow. There is also a extensive display of modern falconry equipment and of historic hunting weapons from the Kremlin museum. Everything is displayed and explained beautifully.
 
The very attractive booklet of the exhibition has not yet been distributed. Regretfully it will only be in Russian.
 

Link to Website: Exhibit on falconry history in Kolomenskoe in Moscow, Russia during 27 July 2017 - 18 January 2018