Arсhitecture of the Museum

In 1874 a competition in the best design of national history museum’s building was announced.

Competition conditions:

«Building facades should be styled after monuments of the 16th and 17th centuries, such as: Intercession Cathedral (Saint Basil the Blessed) in Red Square, a bell tower in the Alexandrovsky large village, church of the Ascension and John the Forerunner in Kolomenskoye, the Nativity church in Putinki, churches of Georgian Holy Mother in Moscow, Cathedral in Rostov the Great, churches of Yaroslavl».

 

COMPETITIVE DESIGNS

 

Unknown architect, 1875

 

 

L.V. Dahl, 1875

 

 

A.S.Kaminsky, 1875

 

 

V.O.Shervud, A.A.Semenov
Approved design of the Historical museum with a motto “Fatherland”, 1875

 

 

INTERIOR DESIGNS OF THE MUSEUM ROOMS

 

A.P. Popov
Design of ceiling painting in the room “B”, 1882

 

 

 

Design of an oak case in the Olviya and Panticapaeum room

 

 

 

A.P. Popov, A.A.Simeon
Design for the chairman’s room, 1882

 

 

The Suzdal room
Design for the room: architects A.P. Popov and N.V.Nikitin
Paintings: N.M.Safonov’s team of icon-painters
Historical sources of design: walls’ decoration of the Dmitri cathedral in Vladimir, and frescos of the Assumption cathedral in Vladimir

 

 

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The Moscow room
Design for the room: architects A.P. Popov and P.S.Boytsov
Stucco works: the sculptor I.I.Sevryugin
Historical sources of design: carved decor fragments of the church dedicated to the Assumption of the Mother of God in Gorodok of the 14th and 15th centuries in Zvenigorod, and “the Monomakh’s Cap» ornamental motives

 

 


Room “The Epoch of Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible”
Design for the room: architect N.M.Safonov
Stucco works: the sculptor I.I.Sevryugin.
Paintings: N.M.Safonov’s team of icon-painters.
Historical sources of design: architectural details of the Intercession Cathedral (Saint Basil the Blessed Church).

 

 


Room “The Time of Troubles”
Design for the room: architect N.M.Safonov
Stucco works: sculptor I.I.Sevryugin
Paintings: N.M.Safonov’s team of icon-painters
Historical sources of design: details of architectural decoration of the Bell tower of Ivan the Great, northern entrance of the Cathedralof the Assumption in the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius monastery, architrave of 1604 from the Dmitri Cathedral in Vladimir

 

Current exhibitions

“Handsome man. Russian elegant in the second half of the XVIII – beginning of the XX century”.

15 Mar., 2017 — 28 Jul., 2017

Exhibitions in 2017

1 Jan. — 31 Dec., 2017