The State Russian Museum is the world’s largest collection of Russian art, housed in a unique architectural complex in the historical center of St Petersburg.
It was the first state museum of Russian fine arts in the country.
The opening of the Russian Museum took place on March 19, 1898. The basis of the collection was objects and works of art handed over from the Winter Palace, Gatchina and Alexander Palaces, from the Hermitage and the Academy of Arts, as well as from private collections donated to the museum.
The museum collection contains over 400,000 exhibits covering all major periods and trends in the history of Russian art, all main types and genres, directions and schools of Russian art over more than a thousand years: from the 10th to the 21st century.
The State Russian Museum today is an extensive museum complex. It is recognized as a large research, restoration, preservation, and educational centre, supervising the work of all art museums of the country.
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Duration of the tour – 4,0 hours
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