Moscow’s main Jewish Museum launched a virtual exhibition last week on Russian Jewish theater.
The project, launched in cooperation with Google on an English-language website, is part of Google’s Milestones in History series, the Russian news site Jewish.ru reported.
With the initiative, Moscow’s Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, which opened in November 2012, became the sixth Russian cultural institution to team up with Google, according to Komersant newspaper.
“We believe that we are facilitating a dialogue between our children and our grandfathers and great-grandfathers,” Peter Adamczyk, Google’s head of programs for southeast Europe, told the news site News.ru.
The exhibition includes pictures, posters, theater programs and Hebrew and Yiddish literature on the history of the Jewish Theater in Moscow.
Launched at a cost of approximately $50 million, Moscow’s Jewish museum was named Museum of the Year in April by the Russia edition of the prestigious The Art newspaper.
The Google Cultural Institute was launched in 2011.
According to the virtual exhibition, the history of professional Jewish theater in Russia Began 146 years ago, with the October 1867 staging in Moscow theaters of comedies by the Yiddish-language poet Abraham Goldfaden, who died in 1908.