Kaliningrad museums have pledged to make audio-guides in Russian, English, German and Polish available for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, TASS reports, citing the local government’s press office.
“The gadgets have been purchased with funds from the government initiative for comprehensive assistance to regional and municipal cultural institutions,” TASS was told by the press office. The federal Ministry of Culture provided a grant of 20 million rubles, and some of that money was used to purchase the audio-guides.
150 audio-guides and the necessary software have been purchased. Fifty have been in use at the local Amber Museum since mid-June. The Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Art, together with its three branches, is set to get audio-guides at the end of this summer.
“We want our region to look good to visitors, including those who will be visiting during World Cup in 2018,” said Svetlana Kondratieva, Kaliningrad Region’s acting Minister of Culture.
In addition to the audio-guides, several multimedia projects will be put in place for visitors, according to Kondratieva, including online museum walks, digital displays, and cyber-branches of the major Moscow and St. Petersburg museums.