Moscow Fund of encouragement of revival of charity and compassion traditions Elisavetinsko-Sergievskoe Educational Society is the curator of the new site of the Tyumen Museum and Educational Association. Under the patronage of Anna Gromova, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Elisavetinsko-Sergievskoe Educational Society Fund, working groups comprised of expo organizers, consultants and museum experts perform installation of permanent exhibition complexes, interior design works and preparation of printed materials and souvenirs. The Mayor noted that opening of the Museum of the family of Emperor Nicholas II will lead to a new development of Tobolsk tourism sector as a whole and the lower part of the city in particular:
“Nizhny Posad underwent tremendous changes in the last 15 years. Restoration of the house of the merchant Kornilov is finished and in November 2010 the magistrates moved here along with the established Museum of Judiciary; the cathedral mosque and the Saint Zachary and Elisabeth Church were opened after reconstruction. Polish Catholic Church of Holy Trtinity was also restored“, listed Vladimir Mazur. He added that the tourist attractiveness of a city depends on many factors: “The work on cleaning of beds of foothill rivers goes constantly, the waterfronts are constructed and recreation zones are established, roads are being reconstructed, social service facilities are being adjusted and children playgrounds are being constructed. New beautiful comfortable houses appear in the foothill part of the city, with new appearance forming based on the basis of conservation and active use of rich historic and cultural heritage as well as natural and landscape complex”.
The new Museum exhibition is located in the memorial building of the Governor’s house and it is historically associated with the exile of the Imperial family of Nicholas II between August 1917 and April 1918. During the preparation for exhibition, an extensive work was done on restoration, repair of the building and improvement of the adjacent territory. The main task, namely preservation of elements of authenticity, is performed at the adequate level.
Museum of the family of Emperor Nicholas II will become the heart of the tour program in the Tobolsk city tourist project Emperor’s Route, being implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation together with the Elisavetinsko-Sergievskoe Educational Society Fund, Consumer Market and Tourism Department and the Culture Department of the Tyumen region.
Creation of the Museum gives an opportunity to draw public attention to the fate of the family if the Russian Emperor Nicholas II, family structure and public service as well as to the historic and cultural heritage of the Tobolsk city, the region and Russia as a whole.