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The State Russian Museum

Phone: (812) 314-8368, 595-4248, 314-3448

Address: 191186, Saint-Petersburg, 4, Ulitsa Inzhenernaya

Location: metro station 'Nevskii Prospect' or 'Gostiny Dvor'

Working hours:*

    www.russianmuseums.info/M117 - official web page
    Russian Museum - W255, official web site www.rusmuseum.ru
    The Restoration Department by State Russian Museum - W331 ! restoration.rusmuseum.ru/
    Russian Center for Museum Teaching and Children's Art - W525 do.muzped.net/
    Virtual tours round the Russian Museum - W664 www.virtualrm.spb.ru/rmtour/
    The Russian museum: virtual branch - W1223 ! www.virtualrm.spb.ru/
    The Imperial Gardens of Russia - W1777 igardens.ru/
    - W1876 www.rusmuseumshop.com/


billboard, events and excursions

    The Russian Museum was opened in 1895, by a decree of Tsar Alexander III, and as such was the first state owned museum of art in Russia. Housed in the Mikhailovsky Palace (architect C.Rossi), the Museum numbers nearly 400.000 exhibits, and has a huge range of Russian art which rival that of the Tretiakov in Moscow. The exhibits date from ancient icons to the Avant-garde school of painting of the 20th century, and include many landmarks in the history of Russian art, such as Bruillov's 'The Last Day of Pompeii', and Repin's 'The Barge Haulers'

Museum's services:
   museum shop, lecture hall, Internet access, museum's caffe, equipped for people with disabilities

Next to the museum there are:
    hotels and restaurants

for museum professionals

Administrative phone:
    (812) 595-4240, Fax: (812) 314-4153

Foundation and opening day:
    founded: 13.04.1895
    opened: 07.03.1898

Organisation status:

Organization form:

Organisation type:
    culture for society, scientific

    Historical,Painting art

    permament show rooms 15951м2
    museum's store 10106м2
    museum's parks 24,57га

Average visitors per year:

Specific departments:
    archive, science library, experts team, restoration dep.

Collections volume:
    более 400000

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