Astana hosted an exhibition dedicated to the life and work of the Brothers Grimm. The German Embassy organized a vernissage. Over 200 illustrations, paintings and books published in various years were presented in the National Museum including the famous fairy tales like ‘Little Red Riding Hood,’ ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ The portable exhibition managed to tour several cities of the country. These exhibits will go to the museum of Almaty. The works of the Grimm brothers are translated into 180 languages ​​and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

VALENTINA GOLDMANN, SPOKESPERSON, GERMAN EMBASSY TO KAZAKHSTAN:

 - I’m very glad that today our exhibition is taking place here. It was very successful, we are very happy. The exhibition about the life and work of the Brothers Grimm had been organized in the National Museum in Astana for 3 months. We ordered this from the German Embassy. The experts arrived from Kassel, Germany. They made this wonderful exhibition. We are very happy to support the national museum and thank you for it.

Within the fairytale-like exhibition, a drawing contest was held among the schoolchildren of Astana. More than 160 students took part in it. The children draw paintings of their favorite characters from the tales of Will and Jacob Grimm

AIGUL KEMENGEROVA, STAFF, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KAZAKHSTAN:

 - The exhibition marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Germany. Hence, our exhibition of paintings was titled ‘Gazhaiyp Yertegiler’ based on the works of the Brothers Grimm. Nearly 45 works were presented at the exhibition. Approximately 30 schools took part in the event. We also have nominees, some of the children won prizes.

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