Vologda will host the 6th All-Russian Ex-libris Congress on August 22-26, 2017
The 6th All-Russian Ex-libris Congress will feature ex-libris creations from many Russian regions and such CIS-countries as Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia and Kazakhstan. After the congress all the works will be donated to the Vologda Picture Gallery.
Since the beginning of the 20th century Vologda has been famous for bookplate creation. At present the Vologda Picture Gallery boasts a big ex-libris collection by both domestic and foreign artists.
In the 21st century Vologda has been very active in the ex-libris movement with many graphic artists becoming interested in ex-libris creation, with a regular participation in international competitions and an increasing number of dedicated collectors.