Consul General visits Orenburg

Two men shaking hands. (State Dept.)
Consul General Otto Hans Van Maerssen in a meeting with the Acting Deputy Minster of Culture and External Affairs of the Orenburg Oblast Alexandr Kalinin (Photo belongs to the US Dept of State)

The Consul General visited Orenburg on March 18-19 to take part in the special events devoted to the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Orenburg Oblast Museum of Fine Arts.  The Consulate has partnered with the museum  in a number of cultural projects.  In 2014, the Consulate presented  a photo exhibition of the American-Italian photographer Frank Dituri.  More joint projects are planned for the future at the Orenburg Museum of Fine Arts.  During the visit to Orenburg, the Consul General also discussed the possibility of cooperative exchange activities with Oblast and city officials, including from the Ministry of Culture and External Relations; the Ministry of Construction, Roads, Housing and Communal Service Sector; and the Orenburg oblast Chamber of Commerce.