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01 04 21

10 th anniversary of the project «Museum and School»

On the 1 April 2021, even more students of the Music school # 6 showed their talent in the concert dedicated to the 10 th anniversary of the project «Museum and School» (2010 — 2020 academic years):

Victoria Andreyeva (class of O.V.Rybalova)

Sabrina Matiukhina and Alice Khinevych (class of N.G.Shtanko)

Kateryna Khyzhniak (class of O.P.Semenets)

Danylo Teplukhin and Maria Ivanova (class of M.L.Zenzina and L.T.Fedorova)

Valeria Chudnovets and Anatoliy Litvinenko (class of O.V.Rybalova and O.I.Levchenko)

Tymofiy Vashchenko (class of E.G.Savchenko).

The 20 th youth concert held on the premises of the Museum-Gallery within the framework of the project «Museum and School» can be watched here:

15 01 21

About the museum

In 2020, the Zaporizhzhya Museum-Gallery of Ilya and Alexei Burlai’s Applied Ceramics and Paintings celebrated the tenth anniversary of the «Museum and School» project (2010 — 2020). This is what L.А. Griffen, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, wrote in the introduction to the 4th V.Batalkina’s book «Pages of the Artistic Chronicle»: «It is a real museum that has emerged with its appropriate design, interesting museum exhibits, that, first of all, include a collection of architectural and construction ceramics, works of fine arts. Their exhibiting features in the Zaporozhye Museum-Gallery of Ilya and Alexei Burlai’s Applied Ceramics and Paintings make one’s visit pleasant and useful. They make an impact on the visitors’ imagination and way of thinking as well as their values ​​and even the way of life of the people who find here the samples of technical and artistic culture of past generations, and contribute to the inclusion of these cultural values ​​into the modern cultural context.
Especially noteworthy is the work that is aimed at the children’s audience here at the museum. The Zaporozhye Museum-Gallery of Ilya and Alexei Burlai’s Applied Ceramics and Paintings, in its own way, is a unique social phenomenon».
As of 14 February 2020, more than 7,700 students took part in ten arts festivals within the framework of the ‘Museum and School’ project and all cultural and pedagogical events, which has given creative youth an opportunity to get acquainted with the art of painters, become participants of creativity workshops, music concerts, and thematic exhibitions.
Among the exhibits of architectural and construction ceramics presented in the museum-gallery there are over a thousand ones that are more than 100 years old. The ceramics have stamps and brand marks that make it possible to assess the collection by not only the material or technological characteristics, which, of course, is necessary for new ceramic production technologies at present, but also by the method of regenerating of the ethno-artistic features of the past eras. The purpose of exhibiting the museum-gallery’s collections is to promote aesthetic education and, when possible, introduce the best works of art and sculpture dedicated to the history of the museum-gallery foundation and its profile. As the visitors note (the archives of the museum contain 10 guest books with 1,597 handwritten reviews), the museum-gallery is characterized by the original way of exhibiting objects of engineering and fine arts.
A number of authors have studied and covered in their publications the story of founding the Zaporizhzhya Museum-Gallery of Ilya and Alexei Burlai’s Applied Ceramics and Paintings: as of 20 March 2020, 97 articles were published in periodicals, 29 in scientific publications, 4 in literature, and 4 in the Internet resources. The unpublished handwritten materials from the archive of the Zaporozhye Museum-Gallery of Ilya and Alexei Burlai’s Applied Ceramics and Paintings include 1,597 visitors’ reviews in guest books. This means that the museum-gallery has a positive development trend and identifies its role in the modern socio-cultural space.
Popularization of the Ukrainian art by studying the history of fine and musical arts in a technical museum of Ukraine is the main feature of the author’s «Museum and School» project, which was highlighted in 2013 by the article Events in the ICOM news international publication [Events. ICOM news. The international council of museums magazine — vol 66 NO 1. MARCH 2013. Museum News. C.4. (English). The events that have been held within the framework of this project since 2010 include seven thematic arts exhibitions, 14 classical music concerts involving students and teachers of Zaporozhye music schools and the V. P. Maiboroda music college, ten art festivals in which 7,717 students took part and replenished the museum with their drawings.
It is from an early age that we should develop the student’s ability to fully perceive and correctly understand the beauty of the arts, reality, and science. Undoubtedly, one of the ways to form a student’s aesthetic culture is visiting museums, since it is in the museum that the storage, study and exhibition of natural monuments, material and spiritual culture of the humankind takes place. It is in the museums that the visitors are acquainted with the whole wealth of the national and worldwide historical and cultural heritage. As it is noted by the scientists, the formation of the aesthetic movement is closely linked to the development of civilization, directly, to the forms of artistic and creative human activity. It is also connected to the problem of the specific nature of art, which leads to the emergence of the main types of the arts and educates the engineer-to-be about what technical creativity comprises in the 21st century.

26 05 19

10 th Children Festival «Amazing Nature Science»

26 May 2019. The 10 th Children Festival «Amazing Nature Science» commenced with a music concert played by the students of # 6 Music school. After the concert, the young musicians had a guided tour of the Museum, then they could express their impressions in colourful drawings.

19 03 19

Welcome to art festival “Fascinating Nature Study”

The 10th art festival «Fascinating Nature Study» within the framework of «Museum and School» project is a study of natural science during school year 2019-2020 on the premises of the Museum-Gallery.
The festival will be opened on May 25, 2019 with a musical concert.
Interest in nature, attention to the environment, travelling, participation in festivals will help a creative personality to express his or her feelings in the form of a photograph, picture, design exposition, etc.
Creative works of artists, photographers, future botanists and nature scientists will be shown in museum exposition devoted to the 250th anniversary of Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt. The Prussian scientist, encyclopaedist, physicist, meteorologist, geographer, botanist, zoologist, explorer was born on October 14, 1769 in Berlin. Scientific interests of Humboldt were highly varied. While travelling around the world the scientist collected a variety of materials which enabled him to write the multi-volume treatise «Kosmos». He saw his main task in promotion of «holistic perception of universe as one interacting entity».

30 05 18

A new drawings festival — «A path to the stars» — started with the musical performance

30 May 2018. A new drawings festival — «A path to the stars» — started with the musical performance by the students and teachers of ZCMS # 6 named «Music and Architecture».

25 05 18

The 9th Art Festival «The Path to the Stars» within the framework of «Museum and School» Project (2018-2019 school year)

The art festival «The Path to the Stars» is a path to knowledge of history of art, science and technology, astronomy and topography, ultrahigh speed aerodynamics and laws of physics. These interesting subjects are studied during the school year which is a year to celebrate:

  • 10th anniversary of Zaporozhye Museum-Gallery of Applied Ceramics and Art Creativity of Ilya and Alexey Burlai (2008-2019)
  • 100th anniversary of artist and designer Alexey Burlai (1918-2018)
  • 100th anniversary of artist and topographer Ilya Burlai (1919-2019)

Welcome to the Museum! May 25, 2018

28 05 17

The «Magic Paints» eighth art festival within the framework of Museum and School» project (2017 – 2018 school year)

The «Magic Paints» art festival is a magic world of paints in the unusual apartment of museum-gallery brick vault at a depth of five meters. The aim of the festival is to develop the ability of creative self-expression, to acquaint art festival participants with magic paints and laws of color science, to teach them to express their feelings and ideas through the language of color. The rays of light penetrating into the art laboratory enrich world-view through interaction of music and fine art.
On May, 28, 2017 the festival was opened with the musical concert of students and teachers of musical schools of Zaporozhye.

28 05 17

Concert «Spring tunes»

28 May 2017. The «Magic Paints» Festival of children’s drawings opened with a music concert «Spring tunes». One could hear delightful works of eminent composers performed by the students and teachers of Zaporizhya music schools.

21 05 16

A «Music and Mathematics» concert

21 May 2016. A «Music and Mathematics» concert was held with the participation of the students of Zaporizhya Music Schools # 5, # 6, School of Arts # 1 and their teachers O.V.Rybalova, L.V.Bryk, N.M.Dyakonova, E.A.Koval who opened the 7 th Arts Festival «The Colours of Nature» with the compositions of J.S.Bach, L.Beethoven, F.J.Haydn, C.Czerny, F.Liszt, I.Berkovych, E.Grieg, E. Siegmeister, M.Schzmits and others.

21 05 16

Creative Laboratory in the Museum-Gallery

The 6th Art Festival «The Aesthetic Mathematics» in which 1115 school children participated came to its close. In their pictures the participants represented studies of their surrounding and their aspirations to its apprehension. The process of creative search compels one to scrutinize original sources of artistic performance, incites creative fantasy, stimulates intellect and calls for reflections with a pencil in one’s hand. In fact, a process of creation of any picture manifests an aspiration to immaculacy of art. On May 21, 2016 the pupils of Zaporozhye Musical Schools No.5 and No.6 and Art School No.1 and their teachers Rybalova O.V., Brik L.V., Dyakonova N.M., Koval Ye.A. opened the 7th Art Festival «Natural Coloristics» within the project «Museum and School» with the concert «Music and Mathematics» where the music of J.S. Bach, L.v. Beethoven, J. Haydn, C. Czerny, F. Liszt, I. Berkovich, E. Grieg, E. Siegmeister, M. Schmitz and other composers was played. The Art Festival will be held over the period of 2016-2017 school years.