Coins & Medals Department of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts stores more than 200,000 numismatic objects and 3,000 volumes of special literature today. Department staff is comprised of specialists from various fields of numismatics. Formation and preservation of the collection, its study and exhibition as well as regular publications are the main responsibilities of the department’s staff. Internet portal of the Coins & Medals Department ( has been running since 2010. At the moment it is the only department of its kind that exists within Russian Federation. Originally created for the general public interested in world and Russian history, as well as for the collectors, museum curators and scholars studying numismatics and related subjects this portal is very important for promotion and further development of the numismatic knowledge in Russia and abroad. It clearly shows the role that museum institutions can play today in the process of preservation and augmentation of the cultural heritage with the help of modern technologies. The work of the department anticipates a constant two way communication between the hosts and users. One of the main objectives of this resource is to provide access to the electronic database of the museum numismatic collections for the wider public and specialists.

This process started with the preparation of the catalogue of medals devoted to the 300th anniversary of the Poltava battle and the events of the Great Northern War of 1700-1721and  continued to be carried out ever since. In connection with the celebration of such events as the 65th anniversary of WWII victory, bicentenary of the Patriotic War of 1812 and centenary of the Pushkin Museum (1912-2012), holding of the virtual numismatic exhibitions and electronic publication of the museum numismatic collections will be undertaken at the portal.


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