Since 2017 Fashion & Design Center has been a strategic platform for supporting, developing and promoting Contemporary Russian Design, organizing exhibitions and educational events, dealing with museumification of design products, holding public talks on the key issues of creative industries, design policy and sustainable development.
Among the key initiatives of the Center is the organization of the All-Russian Contest-Biennale "Designed and Made in Russia" and the satellite exhibitions by shortlisted nominees in Russia and the CIS countries. This also contributes the identification of the contemporary items corresponding the main criteria for museum funds, according to the Concept for the development of product design collection. Based on the results of the contest, the Jury determines objects for further research and admission to the museum collection. Today, the fund collection of product design includes 200 items, of which 26 items have received the status of historical and cultural value.
For the first time in the history of the museum, data on 26 items from the product design collection were transferred to the State Catalog of the Museum Fund of the Russian Federation and assigned unique identification numbers in the Register of the Museum Fund, in accordance with the Regulations on the State Catalog of the Museum Fund of the Russian Federation dated 01.12.2017.
Permanent museum exposition on the history of Russian Design of the XX-XXI centuries “Thing! Re/Construction" includes 119 items, of which 37 items delivered from the created fund collection of product design. The Center plans to develop the “Fashion” department and form a museum collection of clothes and accessories for the 21st century.
To strengthen international relations in Creative Industries, the Center launches special initiatives in collaboration with experts from the CIS countries, Middle East, India, China and Southeast Asia.
Anastasia Krylova / Head of Fashion & Design Centre