Pre-Conference Excursion

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All life is in the Spoon

Spoon Museum in Nytva

Spoons have been in our houses for thousands of years. So the spoon has had a special hstorical and cultural meaning and philosophical background for many nations...The Russian word for
the spoon is "lozhka". The lozhka used to serve as a powerful educational tool in the villages and a talisman too...    
 The Spoon Museum is the only Russian Spoon museum, which contains one of the largest collection of spoons in the world.

 There are several thousands rare and unusual  exhibits in the museum collection - a spoon of Old Believer palmer and from Solovetsky convent, a spoon of the WWI times, a coffee spoon of
the beginning of the XX century, spoons produced by Nytvensky metallurgic plant in the 40s
and 50s, a set of spoons for the handicapped, a spoon of German builders of gas pipeline in Ocher, iron spoon for casting cannon balls of the XIX century, captured spoons of German soldiers
of the  WWII times, etc. Special-purpose spoons are also exhibited in the museum (a bailer,
a slotted spoon, a garnish spoon, a spice spoon, and "spoons" not meant for food (a shoehorn, which is in Russian is also called "lozhka" - "spoon", souvenir spoons and spoons-magnets, medical instruments, musical intruments and toy spoons ).  

Spoons from all over the world are shown to visitors of the museum - items come from Italy, China, Thailand, Japan, Brazil, England, France, Sweden, Norway, Findland, Denmark, Argentine, Uruguay, Paraguay,  Scotland, Wales, Indonesia, Egypt, India, Iran, Austria, the USA and other countries.
The most numerous spoons are those from Germany. "Ethnographic" spoon of the peoples
of Russia is also widely presented in the collection.
 

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