Museum of Russian Icons, Moscow

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Museum of Russian Icons
Музей Русской Иконы
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Museum of Russian Icons, Moscow is located in Moscow
Museum of Russian Icons, Moscow
Location within Moscow
Established2006
LocationRussia, Moscow, Goncharnaya street,3., bldg.1
Coordinates55°44′47″N 37°38′44″E / 55.74631°N 37.64556°E / 55.74631; 37.64556
TypeArt museum
DirectorNikolay Zadorozhniy
Public transit accessTaganskaya, Marksistskaya
WebsiteOfficial website

The Museum of Russian Icons (Russian: Музей Русской Иконы) is the first in Moscow and the second in Russia private collection of the works of the Old Russian art.

History[edit]

The Trinity by Ulanov

The Museum of Russian Icons was founded by a Rosgosstrakh manager Mikhail Abramov. It started as a private collection of Byzantine and Old Russian art that obtained the official status of public museum and became member of the IСOM (International Council of Museums).The museum's collection totals about 4,000 works including about 600 icons.[1]

The Museum first opened its doors in May 2006 and at that time it occupied a hall in the Vereyskaya Plaza business center. Four years later collection was moved to premises in Goncharnaya street in downtown Moscow.

Hours and Admission[edit]

The museum is open daily except Wednesday from 11:00 to 19:00. Admission is free

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Russian Icon Museum opens in Moscow

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