International Museum Forum


dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan

The International Museum Forum in Kazan is postponed to April 1-4, 2021 due to the difficult sanitary and epidemiological situation in the world.

Stay tuned for updates on our site.

The programme of the Forum includes plenary and thematic sessions, discussions and workshops. We invite directors and employees from Russian and foreign museums, archives, libraries, educational and scientific institutions, representatives of government, tourism, business, and all who are interested in the development of the partnership with museums.

Official languages are Russian, Tatar, and English. Conditions for participation in the forum: travel expenses, meals, and accommodation are paid by the sending organization.

The registration fee is 1000 rubles and includes materials for participants, cultural programme, coffee breaks, transfer to the forum sites.

To participate in the Forum, please fill in the electronic registration form (for in person participation), as well as the application form (for all forms of participation) and send it to with the subject «FORUM».

If you would like to participate in the Forum with a paper, you should send an abstract (300-500 characters) to the organizing committee. Abstract should be written in Russian or English.


The registration deadline for participation with a report is October 1, 2020.

The registration deadline for participation without a report is February 1, 2021.


In case of registration after February 1 (via e-mail the registration fee will be 1500 rubles (onsite payment).

After the approval of the abstract by the organizing committee (by October 15) and its inclusion in the Forum programme, it is necessary to submit a full paper in strict accordance with the requirements and send it before December 1, 2020. The organizing committee reserves the right to select texts for publication.

Forms of participation in the Forum: in-person (participation in the sessions; publication in the Forum proceedings); remotely (publication in the Forum proceedings).


Phone: +7 (843) 292-71-62 (director’s reception)

E-mail: with the subject «FORUM»


Download the Call for Papers

About the International Museum Forum in Kazan

The Republic of Tatarstan is a major museum center in Russia. There are a huge number of museums of various kinds. Dozens of cities and villages of Tatarstan are associated with the names of prominent writers, scientists, people of art, statesmen and public figures, with the rich cultural and historical heritage of the region and the country.

The capital of Tatarstan is Kazan, one of the largest economic, scientific, educational, cultural and sports centers of Russia.

Every five years, Kazan becomes the central venue for the International Museum Forum organized by the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan and the museum community of Russia.

The main theme of the Forum is «Museums’ Collections for the Future».

Museums have always been created for the benefit of society, preserving the history and heritage of various cultures and social groups. Nowadays there are a lot of conflicts and risks in the world; however, museums and their collections influence the development of society, its humanistic values and cultural traditions, promote education and enlightenment, and foster the interest in the world cognition.

Museums are facing issues and challenges of interacting with the society through the representation of collections. There are no simple and universal answers, but the Forum will allow to get acquainted with successful practices and think about possible solutions.

An extensive cultural programme will be offered to the Forum participants, including excursions in Kazan, Yelabuga, Sviyazhsk, Bolghar, and other cities of Tatarstan.

The organizers hope that the Forum will demonstrate the achievements in the museum field and receive a professional assessment of the prospects for museums’ development, including one of the Russia’s largest regional museums – the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan.



Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation


Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan


National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan


International Committee for Collecting of the International Council of Museums (COMCOL)


Russian Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM Russia)


Union of Museums of Russia


Association of Museums of the Republic of Tatarstan



Kazan Kremlin Historical, Architectural and Art Museum Reserve


Yelabuga State Historical and Architectural Museum Reserve


Island Town of Sviyazhsk State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum


Bolgar State Historical and Architectural Museum Reserve


Victory Museum


Association of Music Museums and Collections


Association of Literary Museums


Community of Pushkin Museums


Council of Museums of the Volga Federal District

Information Partners


Echo of Moscow


Elite of Tatarstan




Gailehem Mektep


Izvestia of Tatarstan

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