The conference will bring together in the Gatchina Palace representatives of the museum community, members of the European families who own hereditary estates, and private entrepreneurs. What is the "Country estate" in the modern world culture? Is it a museum, a profit-making enterprise, or a living organism? The conference participants will discuss whether the Country estate can remain the center of life; what is the manor civilization and can it be considered a special object of cultural heritage.
The event consists of three parts and lasts for three days.
Manor in the world culture — preserving the past or a new round of development?
In the modern world, the estates are almost always museums, reserves, hotels, government agencies. Is it possible to create a new Country estate and Country estate civilization under the conditions of increasing environmental problems and the eco centric culture concept formation?