The Russian Museum is the first state museum of Russian fine arts in the
country. It was established in 1895 in St Petersburg by a decree of the Emperor
Nicholas II. Its grand opening for visitors occurred on March 19 (March 7, the
Old Style) 1898.
The Russian Museum today is a unique depository of artistic treasures, a
famous restoration centre, an authoritative institute of academic research, one
of the major cultural and educational centers in Russia, and a research and
instructional centre of art museums of the Russian Federation, overseeing
activities of 260 art museums in Russia.
1 May - 30 September the Summer Garden is open daily (except Tuesday) from 10.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m.(entrance until 9.30 p.m.)
The Summer Palace of Peter the Great is closed for the restoration works.
St. Michael's Castle
The opening of the "SECULAR LUBOK. Late 17th - Early 20th Century From the Collection of the Russian Museum" exhibition at 4 p.m.
The opening of the "GEORG BASELITZ. HOW IT BEGAN… Paintings and graphical works of the last twenty years" exhibition at 4 p.m.
Articles: E.Petrova, I.Boguslavskaya, А.Borovskiy, G.Goldovskiy, Е.Ivanova, Е.Karpovа, Е.Кlimova, N.Коzyreva, G.Кrechina, А.Lyubimova, А.Nizamutdinova, Е.Nikolayevа, А.Polishchuk, I.Solovieva, О.Тurkina, Н.Shabalina
Palace Editions, St. Petersburg, 2015
192 pages, 487 coloured illustrations
Format: 32x24; Russian, English