Novy Urengoy City Museum of Fine Arts was opened in 1984. Novy Urengoy City Museum of Fine Arts is the only museum of fine arts in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. The exhibition activity of the Museum is aimed at presenting work of artists, culture and arts of native northern people. One of the main tasks of the Museum has become supporting young gifted people and popularization of creative works of artists from Novy Urengoy and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.
The basic fund of the Museum includes 2032 items. The basis of the collection is formed by paintings and drawings transferred by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Committee of Culture of the Tyumen Region in 1983-1986. They include works of the Soviet artists of the 1970s. These works are devoted to the great Soviet constriction projects, there is construction of pipelines in the North of Siberia among them. The main part of the collection of drawings and paintings consists of Tyumen artists' works. The decorative and applied art is presented by the unique collection of Yamal bone carving school and artefacts of Russian folk arts. In 1997 - 1999 30 items of Russian ancient painting and religious castings were purchased by mediation of the Tyumen Museum of Fine Arts. In 2003 the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation presented 13 drawings of the Soviet artists (S. Petrov, I. Shishlovskiy, R. Survillo, K. Klementyeva) dated from the 1960s - 1980s.
The collection devoted to the city history is being formed with the help of inhabitants. In one of the show-rooms the permanent exhibition "Life Thread" presents culture and way of life in the Russian village of the 19th - early 20th century. During 28 years more than 250 different exhibitions took place in the Museum. The Museum collaborates with the Museums of Russia and the District