The Multimedia Centre of the Russian Museum located in the Western Pavilion (Guardhouse) of St. Michael's (Engineers) Castle enables the display of several hundred of the museum's exhibits in multimedia interpretation grouped round one subject. Art exhibits are revealed via an entirely modern arsenal of multimedia such as computer films, audio and video presentations, 3D modelling, interactive mode for users, micro mapping and kinect technologies, a general tour and separate stories. In the year of its opening (December 2016 - 2017) the Multimedia Centre of the Russian Museum will greet visitors with the exhibition "Our Romantic Emperor" devoted to the author and the owner of the ensemble of St. Michael's Castle.
The Multimedia Centre fulfills three main goals. Firstly, it is the centre of communication with virtual branches of the Russian Museum. These activities include the organisation of annual seminars for the staff of the virtual branches on the base of the Russian Museum, video conferences, thematic meetings of the participants of the project, trainings, exchange of experience as well as solving of actual queries and problems from the virtual branches activities.
The second goal of the Centre is the organisation of activities of the Online Lecture Hall with public lectures by leading museum's specialists for a wide audience of lovers of fine art. The lectures are webcasted live at the site of Non-commercial partnership "Virtual Russian Museum" www.npvrm.ru and thanks to videoconferencing system are webcasted by the institutions that are participants of the project "The Russian Museum: the Virtual Branch". Learn about the schedule of future lectures and view past lectures in the section Online Lectures.
The third goal of the activities of the Multimedia Centre is the creation of thematic multimedia expositions which enable the visitors to get acquainted with the museum's complex, the collection of the Russian Museum via presenting works of art in multimedia format