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INK – general partner of regional stage of national corporate museums contest

June 7, 2024

Irkutsk Oil Company (INK) became the general partner of the regional stage of the VI National Contest of Corporate Museums.
ИНК выступила генеральным партнером регионального тура Национальной премии «Корпоративный музей»

Museums of companies based in the Siberian and Far East federal districts compete at the preliminary stage – for the first time organized at the regional level with INK’s support. Thirty-three entries have been received, representing 43 projects from 19 cities and towns.

Vladivostok is represented by the historical museum of JSC Ship Repair Center Dalzavod and the Bread Museum, the Republic of Buryatia – by the museum of the Timlyuisky Cement Plant, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) – by the historical museum of permafrost studies of P.I. Melnikov Permafrost Studies Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Museums of 6 higher education institutions and 2 theaters are also among the participants.

The closing of the regional stage is scheduled to be held on July 1 - 4, 2024, in Irkutsk. Ten prize-winners will be short-listed to participate in the federal stage of the VI National Contest, with the finals to be held on September 30 - October 3.

INK’s corporate museum has been participating in the finals of the contest for three years on end. In 2022, it debuted in the categories Best Museum Video and New Exposition, becoming the runner-up in both. In 2023, it won in the category Best Educational Projects with its program for children “In search of black gold”.

“The history of our company counts over 20 years. It means thousands of people, hundreds of projects, goals achieved and new milestones – a whole life. That is why INK established its own museum. We are glad that companies are aware of and value their history, contribute to the history of the region and act to preserve it. INK was happy to support the regional stage of the national contest. Hopefully, the event will have practical usefulness and receive positive feedback,” said INK General Director Iakov Ginzburg.

The National Contest of Corporate Museums has no comparable counterparts in Russia or abroad. Its aim is to promote and increase awareness of industrial heritage, and facilitate communication among businesses, society and state. The all-Russian contest was first hosted by Perm city in 2018, showcasing 525 projects by 255 participants over the 5 seasons since.

Irkutsk Oil Company (INK) is an independent producer of raw hydrocarbons based in Eastern Siberia. Incorporated in 2000, the company engages in geological study, exploration and development of subsoil blocks in the Irkutsk Region, Krasnoyarsk Region and Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). In 2023, INK joined the top 5 best employers in the fuel and energy sector and top 100 of Russia’s best employers according to the rating of HeadHunter.

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