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 ]