Museums and art galleries in Irkutsk

Museums and art galleries in Irkutsk

Irkutsk is an important cultural center with museums and galleries. The Volkonsky House Museum is known by the locals of Irkutsk as the Decembrist House Museum. It is located on Volkonskogo Street at number 10 and is one of the most visited tourist attractions. The Irkutsk Regional Art Gallery is the largest institution of its kind in Siberia, containing works of art, graphics, charts, icons, and decorative applied art. The Irkutsk Regional Museum is housed in a luxurious building built o... [ read more ]

Top 3 museums in Murmansk

Top 3 museums in Murmansk

Murmansk is one of the biggest cities in Russia and it is located in a very northern part of the country. It is the center of the region and the largest settlement in the north of the Arctic Circle. Musmansk is a port city and had a significant role in the Second World War and after the end of it as well. The city has some interesting places, from all of these we present you the top 3 museums in Murmansk, which include the Regional Art and Craft Museum, the Museum of Regional Studies and ... [ read more ]

The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow

The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow

The Tretyakov Gallery is one of the largest museums in Moscow, and attracts thousands of tourists annually. It houses some of the greatest masterpieces of Russian history before the revolution and has the most interesting collection of Russian icons in the world, dating from the 17th century until the 18th century. The Tretyakov Gallery is a public art gallery that has grown in number from a small collection of a few paintings to an impressive collection of 150,000 exhibits, including pai... [ read more ]

The famous Pushkin Museum in Moscow

The famous Pushkin Museum in Moscow

The Pushkin Museum in Moscow is immeasurably rich. In Russia only the worldwide famous Hermitage Museum of Sankt Petersburg has a larger collection. Pushkin has nothing to do with the museum. His name was given to the museum in 1937, at the 100th anniversary of the death of the poet. The construction of the Pushkin Museum began in 1898, and it was inaugurated in 1912 being named after Tzar Alexander III.   The collection of the museum consisted of private donations an... [ read more ]

The art collection of the Hermitage Museum

The art collection of the Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage Museum in one of the most famous museums in the world and one of the most important tourist attraction in Sankt Petersburg. The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in the second half of the 18th century when she bought 200 paintings from an art dealer and it was located in the Winter palace. The collection was growing quickly and occupied other palaces in Sankt Petersburg as well. Today the permanent art collection of the Hermitage Museum includes approximately 3 milli... [ read more ]

The art collection of the Russian State Museum

The art collection of the Russian State Museum

The Russian State Museum dates back to the 19th century, when Emperor Nicolas II realized that the people of the empire need a public art exhibition and choose the Mikhailovsky Palace to hold the pieces of arts that he gathered from the Hermitage Museum, the royal palaces and the Museum of the Academy of Arts. Today we would like to present briefly the art collection of the Russian State Museum and we give some useful information for visiting the museum. Presentation of the art collection of th... [ read more ]

The history of the Russian State Museum in Sankt Petersburg

The history of the Russian State Museum in Sankt Petersburg

The Russian State Museum in Sankt Petersburg was founded in the late 19th century by Emperor Nicholas II as the first museum of Russian art. Much of his impressive collection is exhibited in the Mikhailovsky Palace. We would like to present the history of the Russian State Museum in Sankt Petersburg starting from the foundation, the growth of the art collections until today. Then we will shortly describe the Mikhailovsky palace that holds the largest part of the collections of the Russ... [ read more ]

The history of the Hermitage Museum in Sankt Petersburg

The history of the Hermitage Museum in Sankt Petersburg

The Hermitage State Museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world and certainly is a sight that must be on the list of every tourist that arrives in Sankt Petersburg. The museum was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great the Empress of Russia and open to the public in 1852. Beside that owns one of the most important art collections in the world, the Hermitage is worth visiting even only for its beautiful and sumptuous interiors. The Winter Palace in particular is real... [ read more ]