We’re excited to announce that the American Center Moscow has a new home at the U.S. Embassy! We have been busy painting walls, putting together furniture and creating a space that we know you will enjoy. Soon you’ll see familiar smiling faces and familiar exciting programs, so please stay tuned for our address, hours and much more.
In the meantime, the American Center will be hosting a booth at the Moscow Science Festival October 9-11th, where every day we will be giving master classes on 3D printing, computer programs, eLibraryUSA and other fun topics guaranteed to excite your curiosity. You’ll also be able to hear lectures by guest speakers such as Dr. Scott Gilbert, a renowned biologist from Swarthmore College, and more! The entrance is free and it should be a great time for kids and adults.
Stop by! We would love to see you!
Thank you for your kind thoughts and concern after reading the recent announcement of the Library of Foreign Literature’s decision to terminate their formal agreement with the U.S. Embassy for the American Center as you know it. (You may read Ambassador Tefft’s comments here: http://moscow.usembassy.gov/amcenter-09162015.html)
We are all heart-broken by the news, however want to reassure you that our calendar of events scheduled for September (as well as those of EducationUSA) is still in full effect and we look forward to seeing you for the rest of the month. The Library of Foreign Literature has also stated that they are working on ways to continue programming about American culture in the space which we occupy, and have also offered to keep our beloved staff involved with this programming.
Many questions and details are still being resolved in light of this unexpected news, so please have patience while we work through all of this to try to continue to offer you the services and programs that you love so much. Stay tuned for more information as it develops, and in the meantime, we do warmly welcome you to join us for our remaining programs in September!
American Center in Moscow
Every writer wants to see his book published but only some authors know how the publishing business works. If you enjoy a good mixture of literary art and business, join our Out of the Box workshop on Tuesday, September 29 at 6p.m. to find out who does what and why in book publishing. The lecture will be followed by a useful activity, which will give a clear picture of the whole process.
If you are interested in learning more about business, management and finances, then join us on Monday, September 28 at 7p.m. for our newest club! Alexey Fadeev, business consultant, will conduct a biweekly series of presentations on how to manage things more effectively. This club is for anyone who can benefit from learning better management and strategy skills, which can be applied at work, at school or at home. The meetings will be in English.
Join us on Friday, September 25 at 7p.m. for a lecture about the Hillwood Museum in Washington, D.C.! Wilfried Zeisler, Art Curator for the Hillwood Museum, will speak about its world-famous collections. The former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and collector Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood is known for its large decorative arts collection that focuses heavily on the House of Romanov. Included in the collection are Fabergé eggs and 18th and 19th century French art and one of the country’s finest orchid collections. If you love art and are interested in learning about an important cultural establishment in the U.S., then you won’t want to miss this lecture!
Join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 7p.m. for a lecture about Faberge in America conducted by Tatiana Muntyan, Curator, State Armory of Moscow Kremlin. Mrs. Muntyan is a chief research scientist, keeper and curator of Faberge collection in the State Armory Museum of Moscow Kremlin, author and coauthor of several books, monographs and articles dedicated to the Art of Faberge. At our Center, she will be talking about the history of Faberge firm in Imperial Russia, the creation of Imperial Easter eggs gifts, the remarkable genius of Peter Carl Faberge, the unsurpassed artistry of the objects made by his jewelry firm, and much, much more! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about exquisite Faberge collections!
Note: This lecture will be in Russian.
Join us for the next meeting of WorldSurfers Toastmasters Club, which will take place on Tuesday, September 22 at 7p.m. This club is a structured club to help members learn better public speaking and presentation skills in English and the first meeting is open and free to all. For more information about club requirements and membership, please contact AMC staff or club organizers.
It’s essential to have our students not only distinguish between goods and services, but show them the different authorities responsible for them. This Tuesday, September 22 at 5 p.m. we welcome all the teachers who are ready to try their hands in creative activities, the students are supposed to be involved in, and to take part in the discussion.
If you are interested in learning more about business, management and finances, then join us on Monday, September 21 at 7p.m. for our newest club! Alexey Fadeev, business consultant, will conduct a biweekly series of presentations on how to manage things more effectively. This club is for anyone who can benefit from learning better management and strategy skills, which can be applied at work, at school or at home. The meetings will be in English.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, on Saturday, September 19 at 1p.m., we will show the critically acclaimed and inspirational film, “McFarland USA”, starring Kevin Costner. This sports drama film directed by Niki Caro, is based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from a predominantly Mexican-American high school, McFarland High School. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to watch a great movie and enjoy a bite of hot popcorn, which will keep you warm on a cold September Saturday!