In honor of this event, the house-museum will host various celebration events. Thus, on April 9 everyone from anywhere in the world will be able to join the online marathon, in which representatives of Russian and foreign museums, actors of Russian and Philharmonic theaters will take part, the press service of the Crimean Literary and Art Museum-Reserve informed.
In addition, on this day Belaya Dacha, together with the Gorod Theater from Dolgoprudniy, will present the Revived Garden program, where scenes from numerous Chekhv’s plays will be staged right in writer’s garden ― one after another, as if following a continuous literary route.
Immediately after that, as a sign of the continuity of generations, the staff members of the White Dacha museum will plant 6 species from the garden catalog of Chekhov. Among them there are the plants that the writer himself planted and looked after in Yalta.
And on April 9 the key exhibition "The Museum must be!" will open: it will show how the house turned into a museum, how the epoch was changing over. Visitors will see what life was like for the tenants of the White Dacha in different periods, what impact the museum had on culture of the country and the world. The new exhibition project will present the rarest items from the reserve collection, which will be exhibited for the first time in the history of the museum.
"At the same time, the entire year 2021 in the museum will be under the sign of the 100th anniversary. Currently, the staff is working on a fundamental scientific publication, which will be devoted to the history of the creation, formation and preservation of the Yalta house of Anton Chekhov. The book will be published in 2021, it will present rare documents for the first time, photographs from the reserve collection with an extensive scientific commentary," the press service says. "Also this year the traditional Chekhov Readings will take place. They will not take place in the spring, as usual, but in the autumn."
The press service added that a virtual exhibition "From the history of the art collection of the White Dacha" is already available on the official website of the museum-reserve. It is known that Belaya Dacha possesses the originals of Isaac Levitan paintings, a friend of Anton Pavlovich, which cannot always be exposed due to the historical character of the memorial exhibition. The virtual project will expose this significant part of the house-museum better.
We also launched a multimedia guide using augmented reality technology on the Artefact platform. In a computer or smartphone visitors can browse rare editions, see photographs and view 3D exhibits. Now in the application two permanent exhibitions of the "White Dacha" are available: "Man. Writer. Doctor" and "A.P. Chekhov: I'm going to Crimea. I will be in Yalta." They are located in the hall of the literary exposition and at the same time in the virtual space.