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Institution of Russian Academy of Sciences Fersman Mineralogical Museum RAS


Phone: (495) 954-39-00 (спр.), 954-37-53 (экс.бюро)

Address: 119071, Moscow,

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Internet:
    www.russianmuseums.info/M332 - official web page
    Fersman Mineralogical Museum RAS - W382, official web site www.fmm.ru

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Description:
    The Fersman mineralogical museum RAS is one of the largest and exciting amongst the mineral museums in the world. The museum world-wide collection comprehends over 135 000 itmes. The include mineral specimens, gemstones, lapidary pieces, meteorites and much more.

    The museum was established in 1716 in St.-Petersburg as a "Mineral cabinet" of the Kunstkammer. Since 1725 it was supported by the Russian Academy of Science. They both were moved from Leningrad (formerly St.-Petersburg) to Moscow in 1934. It was and is, accommodated in the historical building which represents Moscow architecture of the beginning XIX century. That was built for Count Orlov-Chesmensky as a menage, to accommodate riding hall and stables. Under Emperor Nicholas I the building was used as an out-of-town dancing hall for the Russian Court



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    hotels and restaurants


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Administrative phone:
    (495) 952-00-67, Fax: (495) 952-48-50



Foundation and opening day:
    founded: 1716г.

Organisation status:
   Ministry

Organization form:
   non-for-profit

Organisation type:
    culture for society, scientific

Classification:
    Natural history


Squares:
    permament show rooms 1000м2
    temporary exhibitions 200м2
    museum's store 405м2

Employee number:
    51 (curators: 30)

Average visitors per year:
    13000


Specific departments:
    archive, science library, experts team

Collections volume:
    135000, rare collection's items: 135000



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