Museum opens following renovation

On July 16, Krastsvetmet proudly opened its renovated museum. Plant labor veterans, representatives of the City Administration Department of Culture and Siberian Federal University were present at the museum’s re-opening.

Since the museum opened in 1983, it has housed a unique collection of documents, photographs and shop production equipment artifacts, reflecting the major stages of plant development. However, the museum required to be renovated and the exhibition area upgraded to meet the needs of the age. The renovation commenced in autumn last year, aiming to create a new design while retaining previous generations’ heritage.

Plant experts have done a great job on dismantling the display and redeploying it in a new interior with modern information for museum visitors. Plant veterans’ memories helped to preserve the authenticity of the exhibition. As a result of the joint efforts, the new museum employs modern technology and display capabilities. The old thick photo albums have been replaced by modern shelving, a virtual guide to the museum area designed as an interactive panel with archival and contemporary photos and videos, interviews with employees and managers and a program of plant’s technical reequipment until 2025 has also been added.

By applying modern technologies, the updated museum is now more informative, succinct and interesting for a wide range of visitors — from the plant workers to the guests and partners of the enterprise.