The Sergei Prokofiev Museum was unveiled on 1 June 1966 at municipal musical school in Moscow, named, too, after the composer.
The museum's first director and principal collector was Mikhail Reitikh, one of the school's teachers.
An invaluable contribution to the museum was made by Prokofiev's widow, Mira Mendelson-Prokofieva, who presented some personal belongings, furniture, books and music. One of the composer's sons, Sviatoslav Prokofiev, kindly offered family's negative proofs from which photographs were printed for the museum's displays.
In May 1991, in commemoration of Prokofiev's centenary and following the decision by the Russian government, a monument to the composer was placed in front of the school building. In 1992 the Russian Ministry of Culture honoured many years of dedication and service to the young people and school children, and an important contribution towards local history and music by investing the Sergei Prokofiev Museum at the municipal musical school with the title of the "people's museum".
With its two rooms of slightly under 450 square metres, the museum is the true cultural and spiritual centre of the school. It is the place for regular visits, concerts and public master classes on the history of music as well as meetings with outstanding performers of our days