The outreach and educational activity of the State Russian Museum is based on the material of the unique collection of national fine arts and has a long tradition from 1928, when it was formed by education department. The concept of educational activity of the Russian Museum is a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to solving the problem through joint efforts of art historians, sociologists, psychologists, artists, and educators.
Over the past decade, the field of outreach and educational activities of the museum has expanded significantly and now represents the following structure:
«The Russian museum: the virtual branch» is an international project of the Russian Museum which embodies the idea of making the greatest collection of national art more accessible to the wider public. The possibilities of computer technology let us realise this goal by creating information and educational centres “The Russian Museum: the virtual branch” which are based within institutions of culture and education, both in Russia and abroad.
The long-term project «Cultural and exhibition centres of The Russian Museum» is aimed at the creation of a single cultural and information space in Russia, overcoming the dissociation between the museums of the capitals, cities and towns. It provides access for people to cultural values and information resources, using scientific and methodological potential, as well as organizational creativity of The State Russian museum – the largest treasury of Russian art.
The State Russian Museum has the biggest collection of Russian art in the world and maintains four historical gardens: Mikhailovsky garden, Summer garden and the green territory of Russian museum occupy 30 hectors in the historical centre of Saint-Petersburg, while Tiarlevo garden is in Pavlovsk (30km from the city centre).
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
In the online shop of the Russian Museum presented a huge range of souvenirs, illustrated editions and multimedia disks.
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The Russian Museum is the exclusive owner of all the interior images and pieces of art of the Russian Museum collection, as well as all the images and text information given on its official site. The usage of the texts and images provided on the site is only allowed with the permission of the Russian Museum.