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This morning we announced that Moscow will host the next World Cities Culture Summit from 5-7 October.
We think it will be a compelling host for the network. Moscow has seen its reputation as a major cultural capital dramatically increased in recent years.
But, like other cities, it still faces major challenges. The summit will seek to tackle issues ranging from the financing of cultural institutions, to the contribution the arts can make to climate change.
Moscow has an extraordinary potential as a cultural city, which makes it a compelling host. It has a vast stock of stock of cultural buildings and institutions including 500 libraries and 380 museums. Many of these – as well as public spaces and parks – are now being treated to a process of restoration and modernisation.
More details on the summit and the World Cities Culture Forum can be found here.
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