On July 22nd the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy was registered as a non-commercial organization. The certificate was issued by the Central Federal District Administration of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
Yesterday, July 22nd, the National Union of Calligraphers was issued the certificate of registration with the Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal District. Registration number 3629. The full name of the Union of Calligraphers is as follows: “Non-Profit Partnership of Assistance to the Revival of the Art of Calligraphy “The National Union of Calligraphers”.
“The project of writing of the Constitution of the Russian Federation by hand is worthy of the attention of any calligrapher, for whom such work is a great honour and an act of trust”. (V. E. Saliev)
On June 24th, Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, issued a decree to organize a theoretical and practical conference dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The conference is scheduled for December 12th-13th, 2008, Moscow.
A contract with the Rare Book from St. Petersburg Publishers was signed during the St. Petersburg visit of Alexey Shaburov, International Calligraphy Exhibition Project Chief Executive, on June 17th. During the meeting, they discussed the fundamental issues of creating a manuscript and presented the first page sketches.
The Calligraphers’ Union is intended to unite masters of writing from all over the world and lay the foundations of development of the calligraphers’ movement in this country. The idea of its establishment was initiated on May 14th, 2008, at the presentation of the International Calligraphy Exhibition. The participants signed a manuscript that confirms the start of implementation of this project.