At the end of February Perm Engine Building History Museum of “UEC-Perm Engines” (part of the Rostec United Engine Corporation) held a conference called “Perm Working Character: History, Communication Methods, and Practices”. This is one of the region’s first significant educational events at the beginning of 2023, which has been declared the Year of the Teacher and Mentor in Russia.
Rashid Dzunza, Chairman of the Perm City Public Organization “Veterans of Perm Engines”, Vyacheslav Aspidov, Director of the Technical School of Industrial and Information Technologies, and Valeria Gavrilova, Head of Perm Engine Building History Museum, addressed the conference participants with welcoming remarks.
Overall, more than 10 reports were made at the conference. Each of them describes the experience of using the materials of the “Perm Working Character” project as a real help in solving patriotic tasks when working with students. As a reminder, the project was realized by the Perm Engine Building History Museum with the support of the Perm Krai Governor’s Grant Fund. It includes a photo exhibition “The Country of the Brave”, a documentary feature “Perm Working Character”, and a web site about the industrial history of Perm Krai - promstory.ru.
Heads of leading corporate museums of Perm (UEC-Perm Engines JSC, Motovilikha Plants PJSC, UEC-STAR JSC, Reductor-PM JSC and Proton-PM PJSC) told about the work and life of Perm residents, whose fates became legends years later. Historians also shared effective practices of using archive documents in educational activities.
Museum designer Olga Sofroshenko, director Pavel Pechenkin, tour guide Nadezhda Gorshenina, PTPIT students and pupils spoke at the conference. They talked about modern formats of presenting historical material and the interest that new and already known facts of Perm's industrial history arouse in modern presentation at school and technical school classes.
“The function of the corporate museum today is not only the preservation of historical memory. The museum is increasingly becoming a center for education, communications, and an experimental platform for launching new projects to popularize the industrial history of the region and the country,” said Valeria Gavrilova, Head of Perm Engine Building History Museum.