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“Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum” is the St Petersburg city museum festival, which has existed since 2000 and for the past 13 years, presented nearly 170 Russian and foreign artists in 65 museums of St Petersburg. The festival is a series of exhibitions that take place in large and smaller museums of the city. Russian and foreign artists and curators present projects which have close contextual connection with the museum exposition. The main goal of the festival is to assist in rapprochement of traditional culture and contemporary art and bring forth modernization of St Petersburg museums.