History of the region based on the materials of archeological excavations” is being opened on the lowest floor of the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple with the refectory. It is the first full exhibition representing archaeology of the Belozersk district in the Vologda Region. Materials of the monastery archeology are displayed for the first time in our region. More than 4000 archeological objects dating back to different chronological periods are represented there: from the Mesolithic period (9000 B.C.) till the late Middle Ages.
At the end of the 20th – early 21st century considerable restoration work has been carried out in the Kirillo-Belozersky museum-reserve. Museumfication of the monuments is being realized at the same time. One of the most interesting architectural buildings of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery is the Monks’ cells. In the process of its restoration architects and restorers managed to discover complicated structure of this dwelling house of the 17th-19th centuries.
Exhibitions dedicated to the folk applied art and handicrafts of the Belozersk district are placed in the spacious vaulted chambers of the monastery cook-house of the 16th century. An important place is occupied by wood-carving, ceramics, peasant embroidery, weaving, lace-making and a folk female costume of the 19th-early 20th centuries.



The event marking the International Day of Older Persons was held for veterans of the organization in the conference hall of the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve yesterday, on October 1. Sergey Bunin, employee of the Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes, introduced the presentation “V.I. Vyushin - Warrior and Custodian of the Cathedral”. Valentin Vyushin played a great role in the fate of the museum: it is mainly thanks to him that we have a chance to see the extant frescoes of Dionisy today. Besides, the guests could see a fragment of the film-monologue with participation of Nadezhda Ivanovna Terentyeva who had headed the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve for over 20 years. The film shot by Sergey Belyashov presents recollections of N. Terentyeva about her working days. The event was concluded with a photo pause and a tea party.