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Novodevichy Convent in World Heritage List
MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION.- A picture taken shows the "Novodevichi" convent in Moscow. Unesco include it in the World Heritage List as the Novodevichy Convent is an outstanding example of an exceptionally well preserved monastic complex, representing particularly the Moscow baroque style in the architecture of the late 17th century. The Novodevichy Convent, in south western Moscow, built in the 16th and 17th centuries, was part of a chain of monastic ensembles that were integrated into the defence system of the city. The Convent was directly associated with the political, cultural and religious history of Russia, and closely linked to the Moscow Kremlin. It was used by women of the Tsar’s family and of the aristocracy. Members of the Tsar’s family and entourage were also buried in its cemetery. The Convent provides an example of the highest accomplishments of Russian architecture with rich interiors and an important collection of paintings and artefacts.







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August 24, 2016

Rijksmuseum hosts Lucas van Leyden's masterpiece "The Last Judgement "

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts becomes a theatre of dark fantasies

Tribal art Scholar's discoveries spanning 70-years offered at Heritage Auctions

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art to offer free admission to Hartford residents

J. Paul Getty Trust appoints Richard Fagen VP of Computing / Digital Initiatives

artnet and the China Association of Auctioneers announce Global Chinese Art Auction Market Report 2015

Fortes Vilaça's econd solo show of works by Rodrigo Cass opens in Sao Paulo

Inspiration for Peanuts' 'Little Red-Haired Girl' dies: US media

Contemporary African photography festival to open in Basel

Aspen Art Museum exhibits works by Alan Shields and John Outterbridge

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens announces leadership transition

Exhibition offers a lens on women in the United States prison system

FotoFocus announces opening week program for the FotoFocus Biennial 2016

Turner Auctions + Appraisals features the Barnaby and Karen Beck Collection of American Folk Art

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