The museum was established on April 13, 1895, upon enthronement of Nicholas to commemorate hisfather, Alexander III. Its original collection wascomposed of artworks taken from the Hermitage museum, Alexander Palace, and the Imperial Academy of Arts.After the Russian revolution,many private collections were natinalized and relocated to the Russian Museum.
The main building of the museum is the Mikhailvsky Palace, a splendid Neoclassical residence of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, erected in 1819-25 to a designby Carlo Rossi on Square of Arts in StPetersburg. Upon the death of the Grand Duke the residence was named
after his wife as the Palace of theGrand Duchess Elena Pavlovna, and became famous for its many theatricalpresentations and balls.Some of thehalls of the palace stll retain the Italianate opulent interiors of the former imperial residence.
Today Russian museum collection is very impressive - it consists of 400 000 objects and museum territory occupies 30 hectars.
During the quest you will explore 2 floors of the museum, marvel its beauties and find out a lot of interesting facts about the most talented russian painters biography, exciting stories of masterpieces creation and read numerous riddles, hidden behind the scene.
Date and time: December 10 14.00
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting place: museum cafe on the ground floor
Price: 300 rub
Price of entrance ticket check here: http://en.rusmuseum.ru/about/tickets/
Level of English needed: intermediate
Contacts of organizer: 89052101330 Irina