Museum of History of Belgorod State University
The Museum of History of the Belgorod State National Research University was established on the basis of the order of the rector of BelSU No. 631-ОD dated October 22, 2002 for storage, study and public presentation of material and spiritual culture monuments connected with the history, traditions and modern activities of the university since 1876. The museum performs an important function - cultivating a corporate culture and promoting the formation of an emotional-value attitude to the history of the university, a sense of pride for the university. Over the years, the university’s history museum was headed by Ph.D. Konyaev Petr Grigorievich, Menshikova Evgenia Nikolaevna, Zubkov Vitaly Vasilyevich, Goncharova Valentina Vasilyevna, since 2009 - Candidate of History Denisova Irina Viktorovna.
Since 2017 in the staff of the Museum of History of the National Research University "BelSU" Viktoria Liu-Ku-Tan, a specialist in exposition and exhibition activities.
Museum of History of Belgorod State University
In the Museum of History of Belgorod State University under the leadership of the Director there are two student unions: the Student Council of the Belgorod University Museum of History, established in 2008 and the WELCOME-Center of Belgorod State University, created in 2018.
The funds of the Museum of History of Belgorod State National University are divided according to thematic and functional features, based on personal funds containing a variety of materials on the activities of leading scientists of the university. The documentary and visual funds of the museum are constantly replenished with the faculty, students, graduates of the university. A significant part consists of original documents and photographs, devices and tutorials, books, awards, gifts from guests.
Guests of the Museum of History of Belgorod State University can get acquainted with the unique exhibits presented in the exhibition: a medal from a student of the Belgorod Teaching Institute “Worthy” (1880s), a student card of a pupil of 1908, certificates of graduates from different years, reprints of educational publications of directors of Belgorod teaching institute, household items of the late XIX - early XX century, the chair of the director of the Belgorod State Pedagogical Institute Sergey Nikolaevich Sokolov (1940-50s of the XX century), original historical documents about the activist Nost Teachers' Institute, Pedagogical Institute, the University of awards in the field of research, training, educational activities, sports awards of students and university graduates.
Guests of Belgorod State University - in the University History Museum
The museum is designed to collect, record and store, as well as publicly present tangible, graphic and written monuments related to the history and modern activities of the university, using them as a means of educating civil, patriotic and moral qualities in young people. The diverse activities of the museum, as a historical and educational unit of the university, is an integral part of the educational work of the university.
Museum of History of BelSU
The regular visitors of the museum are students of institutes, faculties of various forms of university education, university guests, among whom are famous scientists and politicians in our country and abroad, students of the city of Belgorod and the Belgorod region. With the creation of the university's history museum in the structure of the university, a new tradition appeared - all first-year students start their student life at the university with an excursion to the history museum of BelSU. Here they become acquainted with the history of the formation and development of the university since 1876, the structure and modern activities of alma mater.
In addition to excursion work, the Museum of University History conducts versatile activities on aesthetic, patriotic education. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, there are also exhibitions of creative works of teachers, staff, university students, film lectures, lectures, quizzes, creative meetings, virtual exhibitions. The tradition of the Museum of History of Belgorod State University was the holding of the intellectual game “Night at the Museum: Labyrinth”, dedicated to the International Museum Day. A special role in the activities of the museum is played by the interaction with the council of labor veterans of the university, museums, archives and libraries of the Russian Federation. Currently, a unique electronic archive of documents and a photo archive on the history of the university are being created.
In the museum of history of the National Research University "BelSU" project activities are actively conducted. In 2016, the staff of the Museum of History of Belgorod State University, in the year of the 140th anniversary of the university, based on the results of the “Graduation Album” campaign, an electronic resource was created, which today has collected more than 400 photographs of graduation groups and university courses for different years. In 2018, the project “WELCOME-Center of National Research University“ BelSU ”was implemented, during which students-guides were prepared, a guidebook and a map of the university’s excursion objects were created.
Employees of the Museum of History of Belgorod State University regularly improve their skills and get acquainted with modern experience in managing and developing museums, taking part in seminars and forums organized by the State Russian Museum, the Jewish Museum and Center for Tolerance, the V. Potanin Charitable Foundation, and also in the annual international festival Intermuseum. In 2018, the Director of the Museum of History of Belgorod State University Irina Denisova won a grant from the V. Potanin charity foundation, became the winner of the “Museum landing” competition of the Museum-Free Border program in the nomination “Group travels across Russia for museum managers” museums, the largest IT companies, exhibition centers in Moscow, Moscow region, Nizhny Novgorod and Tula region.
In 2019, the Hall of Pedagogical Dynasties was included in the structure of the Museum of History of the National Research University "BelSU" (Belgorod, Studentskaya str., 14, building 1). The idea of creating the Hall of Pedagogical Dynasties belongs to the rector of the National Research University "BelSU" Professor Oleg Nikolaevich Polukhin. On March 25, 2019, the grand opening of the Hall of Pedagogical Dynasties of the Museum of History of Belgorod State University National University took place, where an exposition about 12 pedagogical dynasties of graduates and teachers of the university was presented.
Hall of Pedagogical Dynasties of the Museum of History of the National Research University "BelSU"
Research and search for exhibits continues. The Museum of History of Belgorod State University invites everyone who is interested in preserving the historical memory of the university to take part in the replenishment of the funds and archive of the Belgorod State University Museum of History.