On May 1, the day of the Holy Easter, NOVAT gives a 1904 moulded bronze bell as a gift to the Novosibirsk Orthodox Eparchy.
Vladimir Kehman, Director General of NOVAT: «Preserving cultural heritage has always been one of museums’ and, in a way, theatres’ key tasks. This is in reference to not only theatre productions but also to cultural artifacts — musical instruments in particular, collection of which was treasured in Novosibirsk during the war — or to pieces of arts and crafts. In our archives we managed to preserve a bell with more than one hundred years history. To honour the Holy Easter we hand this bell over to the Novosibirsk Eparchy, where it will become a part of the Museum of Chime under the St. Michael Cathedral.»
The bell weights about 360 pounds and is richly decorated. It will be given a central spot in the Museum’s exhibition area.