Old Masters

The history of this department began together with the history of the Museum itself. Its first pieces were a collection of casts. By 1909 the Museum already owned a number of paintings, primarily Italian and Byzantine works. Substantial additions of valuable pieces of art to the Museum's collection led to the 1924 foundation of the Picture Gallery Department and the Sculpture Department, where originals and casts were stored. From 1925 to the 1930s, the Museum received some outstanding Western European painting pieces from the Hermitage collection. At various times, the Picture Gallery Department has been headed by leading academics, such as Nikolay Romanov and Viktor Lazarev. The two departments existed until 1939, when an integrated Department of Western European Art was created, headed by Ksenia Malitskaya.

SATELLITE WEBSITES
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Portal Homepage

www.arts-museum.ru

Japanese prints of the 18th-19th century

www.japaneseprints.ru

Patrons of the New Art

www.artmaecenas.ru

Gallery of 19th and 20th century European and American Art

www.newpaintart.ru

German Prints: Albrecht Dürer and his Teachers

www.germanprints.ru

Official online shop

www.artsmuseumshop.ru

Department of Private Collections

www.artprivatecollections.ru

Ivan Tsvetaev Educational Art Museum at Russian State University for the Humanities

Site under development

Виртуальные прогулки по музею

www.virtual.arts-museum.ru

Coins And Medals Department

www.coins-and-medals.ru

Sviatoslav Richter Memorial Apartment

www.sviatoslav-richter.ru

Технология виртуальной реальности VR

www.vr.arts-museum.ru

Museum Restoration and Conservation Department

www.museumconservation.ru

Italian Painting in 8th-20th centuries

www.italian-art.ru

Музей. Пространство внимания

www.heatmap.arts-museum.ru

Museyon Center for Aesthetic Education

www.museyon.ru

Masterpieces of Ancient Art

www.antic-art.ru

Человек как птица. Образы путешествий

www.venice.arts-museum.ru

18th-19th Century British Engraving

www.britishprints.ru

Restoration of Egyptian burial shroud. II-nd c. AD.

www.shroud.arts-museum.ru

Each satellite website contains this icon, which lets you go to any satellite from the museum's website system.

Engraving in Russia in 18th and Early 19th Centuries

www.russianprints.ru

Museum Quarter

www.quarter.arts-museum.ru