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The Expert Council of the “Changing Museum in a Changing World” program of the Potanin Foundation has selected six best completed projects - winners of the 2017 grant competition. 14 out of the 18 museums, that received grants from the Potanin Foundation in 2017, successfully completed their projects and claimed the title of “the best implemented project”. In addition to the formal criteria, the experts took into account the innovativeness of the idea, a non-standard approach to solving the task, the involvement of local communities, the emergence of new intersectoral and interregional partnerships in the implementation process. One more important criterion was the possibility of applying the methods used in the project by museums of other profiles in other regions.

Among the authors of the best projects named by the Potanin Foundation is Evgeny Strelkov with his project of the “BioArtLab” museum. Oksana Oracheva, Director General of the Foundation, comments on the success of the Nizhny Novgorod team: “BioArtLab” at the University of Nizhny Novgorod once again has demonstrated how science can be popularized, it has also shaped a new open space for current and future students, scientists and all those interested in scientific knowledge.” The best implemented projects will be presented at the “Museum Guide” forum, the Foundation’s annual event, where they will participate in the exposition and educational program.