Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail said about the necessity of government guarantees from arrest of exhibitions for cultural heritage abroad.
before the Swedish media claimed that the exhibition of paintings by Marc Chagall in the exhibition hall of the Museum complex Millesgarden Stockholm cancelled. The opening has been scheduled for September 12. On the Internet representation of the Museum it is reported that the exhibition will not take place because of " politics and bureaucracy ".
in a press-service of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation stated that the Ministry has not recommended to the Russian Museum to send the painting in Sweden due to the fact that Sweden has not provided the necessary guarantees of safety and return values of the Museum Fund of the Russian Federation.
"For a normal cultural life necessary safeguards against arrest exhibitions. The court can decide anything, but if the exposure came she was obliged to go back in time ", - told the correspondent Piotrowski.
according to his statement, because of the lack of such guarantees the Hermitage doesn't take out their expositions in the United States." Our exhibitions have long been under threat in the USA, and we do not go there, until then, until a new law on the immunity of cultural exhibitions, " added Piotrowski, noting that the Russian Federation provides such guarantees.
according to him, currently guarantees the return of art treasures exhibitions have provided Italy, also soon they will be provided by the Netherlands.
"The affiliation of many art treasures is debatable, for this reason guarantee their return From exhibitions must be given at government level ", - noted Piotrowski.
before the Netherlands was not going to return the Russian Federation a collection of Scythian gold, about 2 thousand artifacts, which was taken from the Crimean museums on Exhibition "Crimea: gold and secrets of the Black sea" in the archaeological Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. It happened in early February of 2014, even before the Crimea was reunited With Russia. Since then the parties have the opportunity to decide whom to return the artifacts - Russia or Ukraine. Four Crimean Museum filed in the Court of Amsterdam collective action against the Allard Pierson Museum, which demanded to fulfill contractual obligations and to return a collection of Scythian gold from the Netherlands to Crimea.