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Kaliningrad Amber Museum


Phone: (4012) 538-219

Address: 236016, Kaliningrad region, 1, Vasilevskogo sq., Kaliningrad

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Internet:
    www.russianmuseums.info/M1852 - official web page
    Kaliningrad Amber Museum - W1329, official web site www.ambermuseum.ru

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Description:
    The only Russian Amber museum was opened in 1979, it in the tower built in the middle of the 19th century houses in the center of Kaliningrad. The exposition occupies more than 1000 sq. m. There are amber specimens of different weight, color- grade and transparency level in the science part. The biggest in Russia sun stone weights 4, 280 kilo is in the museum collection. A large part of collection includes the amber specimens with inclusions of flora and fauna that got in viscous resin millions years ago.

    The amber adornments and household items made from the period 4000-2000 BC to present day are gathered in the cultural and historical part. The unique works made by masters of the 17th century are of particular value, they were given to museum as a gift from the Kremlin Armoury in 1978. They are completed with modern copies of old amber works, recreated part of the famous Amber Chamber and the original items made in the 19 - early 20 century. Special expositional complex is dedicated to the Konigsberg State Amber Manufacture (1926-1945) and the Kaliningrad Amber Factory established in 1947. The large part of exposition consist of works of contemporary artists from Russia, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the USA, France, Japan with jewelry, miniature sculptures and exclusive household items among them.

    Since 2005 one of the most important direction of museum work is organizing and conduction of the International Biennial of Author Amber Art Works "Alatyr" and the All-Russian Competition of Jewelry Art - since 2012



Museum's services:
   museum shop, lecture hall

Next to the museum there are:
    hotels and restaurants


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Administrative phone:
    (4012) 466-550, Fax: (4012) 466-550



Foundation and opening day:
    founded: 29.12.1979

Organisation status:
   State Russia

Organization form:
   non-for-profit

Organisation type:
    culture for society, scientific

Classification:
    Architect and monuments,Natural history,Historical,Painting art


Squares:
    permament show rooms 1064м2
    temporary exhibitions 386м2
    museum's store 12м2
    museum's parks 1,2га

Employee number:
    70 (curators: 26)

Average visitors per year:
    более 180 000


Specific departments:
    archive, science library, experts team

Collections volume:
    14606, rare collection's items: 13539




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