The Museum of History of Peterburg Conservatory was opened on March 18, 1969 on the occasion of N.A. Rimski-Korsakov's 125-th annyversary. The museum is situated in the lounge of the Grand Hall named after Anton Rubinstein. It occupies a room the area of which is 57,96 square metres.
The Museum belongs to the category of higher educational enterprise museums.
The staff of the Museum constantly condact excursions and give consultations. Materials available at the Museum are widely used by students and workers of the Conservatory for developing investigation in different branches of musical culture. The Museum helps to hold conference and meetings on the occasion of memorial dates and events in the history of the Conservatory.
The Museum possesses works of painting, drawing and sculpture, pieces of furniture and musical instruments. The are also books, photographs, posters, concert programmes and invitations in it. The Museum keeps manuscripts, albums, press-cuttings, adresses (congratulations) and autographs of those people who were related to the Conservatory.
The collections of the Museum is enriched wiht gifts.
The exposition contains two sections. The first one is delicated to the history of the Conservatory (it is fragmentary because of lacking enough space). The second permament exposition renders Alexander Glazunov's office room and is named "Glazunov's Coner".
The Museum takes part in different exhibitions delicated to outstanding musicians that graduated from Petersburg Conservatory and to the teaching staff.
Temporary exhibitions are usually organized in coopereting wiht the library and help in the loung of Alexander Glazunov Smaller Hall.
Besides people related to the Conservatory, Students from other musical educational enterprises, correspondents for radio - and TV - broadcasting corporations as well as foreign musicians and colleagues visit the museum