Project news


On April 4, 2014 the first meeting of the series of meetings, dedicated to the popularization of archaeological heritage among young people of Pskov took place in Pskov Municipal Youth Center in the framework of the project «ARCHAEOLOGY, AUTHORITY & COMMUNITY: cooperation to protect archaeological heritage». The series of meetings, according to the organizers from the “Archaeological center of the Pskov region” should consist of not only lectures and discussions, but also one-day guided tours to the sites which contain archaeological monuments. Young Pskov people, who are interested in history, local lore, archaeology took part in the meeting.
The first meeting was called “10 discoveries of Pskov archaeology”. For most people archaeology means searching for treasures and rear artifacts, as well as significant discoveries and sensations. Our goal was to show what archaeology studies in reality, how scientific discoveries are made on the basis of seemingly insignificant traces of the past in the ground and featureless objects. Continue reading


On March 25, 2014 a conference “Water route between Hanseatic towns Pskov and Novgorod via rivers Cheryokha, Uza and Shelon” was held in the town of Porkhov. The conference was organized by Porkhov local lore museum with the participation of the Archaeological Center of the Pskov Region.
Porkhov is one of the medieval towns located on the Shelon’ river. It was founded in proximity to the western border of Novgorod territory in the first half of the 13th century. Not far from the town there was a medieval trade water route, which connected the Livonian and Hanseatic towns with Pskov and Novgorod. Continue reading


One of the main activities in the framework of the project ««ARCHAEOLOGY, AUTHORITY & COMMUNITY: cooperation to protect archaeological heritage» is organizing cooperation with municipalities. Partners from Russia held several meetings and seminars with the representatives of municipal authorities. The most significant event of 2013 was the seminar «Preservation, use, popularization of archaeological heritage. Challenges and perspectives for cross border cooperation», which was held on December 19, 2013 in the conference hall of “Dvor Podznoyeva” hotel complex in Pskov.
The organizers of the seminar were: the State Committee of the Pskov Region on Culture and the partners of the Project – Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve, The Archaeological Center of the Pskov Regionand Pskov Archaeological Center.. Continue reading