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      Alan B. from Missouri writes:

      Russian bell Exhibition & Websites

      Last week, 3/07/10, Carolyn included a mention of the 1st International Bell Exhibition, April 27 – June 25, 2010, Moscow, in her weekly email blast. Since then, ABA President Al McFarland and the Executive Board have sent a letter of congratulations to the organizers, and a copy of the 2010 ABA Convention Bell has been shipped and will be included in the exhibition.

      Bell collecting seems to be active in Russia and there are a number of websites devoted to this interest. Several of the frequent contributors are also ABA members.
      (Three more websites are posted in part 2)

      If you load these websites, they are all in Russian. Unless your Russian is better than mine, you may wish to use the following translation tool:
      1) Go to http://www.Google.com
      2) Select “Language Tools”
      3) Enter the webpage address in “Translate a web page”
      4) Choose Russian=>English
      5) Press “Translate”
      I can’t vouch for how good the translation is, but it seems adequate for this purpose. The same tool can be used to translate text.

      One of the websites has links to museums with bell collections. One of these, of course, will be the Hermitage. That site, however, has its own English language option that you can choose on the first page.
      http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/ then select “English”
      Do a “Quick Search” for “bells” and you can view their outstanding collection.

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      Larissa, an ABA member from Moscow, and one of the exhibition organizers, has sent some additional information.

      “The name of the exhibition that the Museum approved is “The Journey of a Bell”. It’s sort of a metaphoric expression meaning journey both through time and space. They wanted the topic to be very wide. This will enable us to exhibit different bells. There will be old Russian (19th century) shaft bow bells, bells made of different materials, all sorts of signal bells. A special part of the exhibition will be devoted to folk crafts, the way they are presented in bells.”

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      Larissa wants us to know:

      The opening of our exhibition took place on April 27. It was a great success! I am starting writing a big article with lots of pictures about it for the Bell Tower. I have a very long list of links about the event. They all are in Russian, so I don’t think it makes sense to give them to the Forum. But I have a link of a piece of a news program from one of Russian central TV channels. It also is in Russian, but there, among other people, they showed me and my husband and some bells, of course!


      Bye, Larissa

      This website appears to be an overview of stories that were in the Russian news that day. The video is at the beginning of the article. I have put the text of the article into the Google translator and am posting it below. The translation isn’t perfect, of course, but will give you an idea of what was written. Enjoy!

      Admin (Carolyn)

      Russian to English translation

      In Moscow, opened the first in the history of modern Russia Exhibition bells
      Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 17:30

      The oldest exhibits date from the IX century BC, the youngest – born right before the eyes of visitors here can be found “by Alexander” in the company with “Catherine the Great” and “Mary Stuart”

      Today in Moscow, opened the first in the history of modern Russia Exhibition bells. The oldest exhibits date from the IX century BC, the youngest – born right before the eyes of visitors.

      And Lyudmila A. – bells like her: Russian women, good, rosy.

      – Oh yes! Here such here. Courage or something. Vypendrezh such.

      Up to 50 years – Lyudmila – was working at SRI. Engineer-geologist. And did not even know what an artist. And in the 50 – to be left without money, without work. And suddenly – to discover something. The ability to see or something, special.

      Ludmila Sergeeva, Artist:
      – This amulet, generally speaking. It is believed that she was this broom sweeps away all the bad. And the sound – even children are advised to listen to …

      And this sound is unlikely to become a long listen. Make everything that he quickly stopped. That is – you open the door. It’s – Mexican doorbell.

      And in these Spanish bluebells – Ladram – call – very rare. Already hurt road. Do not hurt what could have been …

      Irina Solovieva, Deputy Director of the folk art:
      – So, how do they – does no one else. Moreover, they create a bell, and more will never repeat. The bells they made of the finest porcelain. Plastic and sculpture is that you just do not understand how it is done.

      And now – note: for our viewers still sounds doroguschy bells …

      Larissa and Art Frantseki – an international family. Art – American. Both – in love with the bells, bells, and bells. Traveling around the world, and their vopominaniya and impressions – stores a collection of bells. Through their art love Russian literature.

      Larissa and Art Frantseki, collectors:
      – Yesenin!
      – He is here, Yesenin imbued! Bell now – with a portrait of Comedy.
      – Tolstoy on Jasna Polana.

      Larissa and Art are looking at an author’s bells Russian masters. They say the average price – 15 thousand rubles bites. That’s “Alexander” – our all – also became a bell author’s work. A company of the poet – the bell “Catherine the Great” and “Mary Stuart”. Come and see for yourself – just do not tell.

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      I also sent Larissa a set of the Gorham women as a personal gift, so she would have some from the USA, and not just more of that cutesy porcelain stuff they mostly seem to have over there. She entered them in the exhibit as well. If you access the link above (also repeated below) and then click on the striped area, there is a TV broadcast, though it is in Russian. The last minute or so is Larissa and her husband Art, and some of the Gorham bells.

      Mother’s Day here, Victory Day in Russia, big holiday over there. I had also sent a selection of bells, many not seen over there, to Svetlana Narozhnaya, including one of the V-for-Victory bells. She maintains a personal website of her bells and she posted this bell today. It is shown to the left and there is another link at the bottom “Further
      The other bells will be posted later.

      Алан Бургдорф

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