Russian Railways and National Railway Museum of York sign cooperation agreement
Russian Railways and the National Railway Museum in the City of York in the United
Kingdom have signed a cooperation agreement in the field of cultural and scientific
The agreement was concluded on 16 November 2018 at the VII St. Petersburg International
Cultural Forum in Russia.
The Russian State Secretary and Deputy Managing Director of Russian Railways Anatoly
Mescheryakov and Museum Director Judith McNichol put their signatures to the document.
The agreement provides for joint work on exhibitions and expositions, academic
cooperation, and events to promote the development of culture, art and science.
"We will organise a working group that will discuss all aspects of cooperation
in the near future and which will allow us to cooperate even more effectively," said
During their visit to the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, the British
delegation also held a working meeting between Russian Railways and the Science Museum
Group of Great Britain, which includes the National Railway Museum in York.
The meeting was aimed at developing international partnership in the field of museum
activities. Under discussion were the exchange of museum exhibits and multimedia exhibits
on the history of railways, the implementation of joint multimedia projects and the
use of augmented reality technologies at exhibitions.
The Director of the National Railway Museum of the City of York, Judith McNichol,
highlighted the particular prospects of cooperation with Russian Railways, including
with regard to the provision of vocational guidance to the younger generation.
The parties plan to develop cooperation in the field of personnel by organising
programmes for the exchange of experience and advanced training.