Contest "Magic of Amber"

4 December 2012
Press Office of the Amber Museum

Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum invites school students to partake in the Third Contest of Children's and Youth Creativity "Magic of Amber" supported by the branch "Kaliningrad Thermal Power Plant 2" of the "INTER RAO – Electric Power Plants". Works (paintings, drawings, objects of decorative and applied art) are accepted until 17 January 2013. They will be demonstrated at the exhibition from 22 January to 24 February 2013. Authors of the most interesting and original works will get prizes and presents.

Since the ancient times, amber has attracted people with its astonishing beauty and mysterious properties. For the first time, "fashion" on this stone emerged in the Neolithic Age, about 6000 years ago. Back then, inhabitants of the Baltic coast made of it amulets, as well as beads and pendants, rings and tabs. In Rus of the Middle Ages, songs, tales and spells were composed, in which "the miraculous alatyr stone" was called "father of all stones". We offer contestants to show in their drawings, paintings or works of decorative and applied art the magic that ancient people saw in amber.

This year, there is a new category – "Sunny Mosaic". This summer the exhibition from Saint Petersburg "Masterpieces of the gallery "Amber House" was opened in our museum, where the world biggest amber picture is shown – the panel "Rus" created by Saint Petersburg artist Alexander Zhuravlyov, there are also other works made in the technique of mosaic. It is a traditional technique which has been used since ancient times. Treating, colour matching the stones, artists created the whole pictures. We are offering children to make mosaic works using any materials they like to work with the most.

Works can be sent to the Kaliningrad Amber Museum:

– by post to the address: Vasilevskiy Sq. 1, 236000 Kaliningrad;

– by electronic mail in jpeg format to the e-mail:

Or bring personally to the Kaliningrad Amber Museum, department for museum pedagogics and educational programs.

Inquiries: 53-82-19

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