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Metrological Museum of Gosstandart of Russia attached to the D.I.Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology (VNIIM)


Phone: (812) 323-9676

Address: 190005, Saint-Petersburg, Moscowsky av., 19

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Internet:
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    Metrological Museum of Gosstandart of Russia attached to the D.I.Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology (VNIIM) - W1173, official web site museum.vniim.ru/

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Description:
    The Metrological Museum of Gosstandart of Russia is located in the oldest metrological establishment of Russia, D.I.Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology, in the center of St.Petersburg (19, Moskovsky prospect). It possesses unique monuments of the history of metrology: Russian and foreign reference measures, balances, measuring instruments, rare archive documents and photos, books of the 18-20-th centuries.

    A significant part of the museum exhibits is connected with the activities of Dmitry I.Mendeleyev, the Great Russian scientist, founder and first director of the Main Chamber of Weights and Measures (1893-1907).

    The first collections of the museum were formed in 1830 ies when the system of measures was being developed on a scientific basis in Russia.

    The museum includes the D.I.Mendeleyev's Memorial Study and an exhibition in D.I.Mendeleyev's last flat having the divisions: "Russian System of Measures", "D.I.Mendeleyev as the founder of Russian Metrology"; the interiors of the scientist's chemical laboratory have been recreated too. The activities of the outstanding metrologists: A.Ya.Kupfer, V.S.Glukhov, F.I.Blumbach, D.P.Konovalov.




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Administrative phone:
    (812) 251-76-01, Fax: (812) 713-01-14



Foundation and opening day:
    founded: 16.06.1842
    opened: 16.12.1928

Organisation status:
   Ministry

Organization form:
   non-for-profit

Organisation type:
    scientific

Classification:
    Science and technics,Memorial

Squares:
    permament show rooms 200,3м2
    museum's store 55,3м2

Employee number:
    2 (curators: 2)

Average visitors per year:
    более 1000


Specific departments:
    archive, science library

Collections volume:
    19000, rare collection's items: 18685



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