The Project «The Russian Museum: the Virtual Branch» has been directed by The Russian Museum since 2003.
“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.
Each visitor of the virtual branch has the possibility
The structure of the virtual branch consists of an informational and educational class, and a multimedia cinema . The content of the centre is the Mediateka which includes the computer interactive programs together with multimedia films.
The multimedia cinema is the auditorium, equiped with the projecting system, a computer, a
In the informational and educational class-room equipped with computers there are interactive multimedia programs presented along with printed editions on collections of the Russian museum, history of Russian art, history of palaces and parks of museum complex. Here visitors can work with the components of Mediateka on their own, visit the web-portal of the informational and educational centre, the web-site of the Russian museum and the other Internet-resources on cultural heritage of Russia. There are also special classes for children and students held using various educational methods including that of Russian centre for museum pedagogics and children’s creative work.
In the informational and educational class-room and multimedia cinema visitors are offered:
The Web-portal “The Russian Museum: the Virtual Branch” covers activities of the Project and provides interconection between organisations participating in the Project.
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.
Be informed about news, events and exhibitions of the Russian Museum
The State Russian Museum
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.