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It is really a good luck that private collections which became a base for this museum remained untouched. And later curators we're improving it, based on available resources. Anyway, some classics of Russian arts have there pieces, and not bad pieces, still here. Worth visiting...
Nice collection of paintings from a range of eras. Some interesting portraits of the Tsars ranging from the almost Icon like pictures of the first Romanov to the curvy busts of Catherine The Great.
Very cheap entry. Good value for an hour or so.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and range of exhibits on show. There's a very strong collection of 19th century paintings, both historic and contemporary. The guides that are in English give a certain interpretation, but, as in all galleries, you learn from the...More
Ecliectic mix, regional works, religious artifiacts (Christian and Buddhist), pottery. We didn't get to visit the XIX century paintings due to a live performance, but they looked good on a quick visit.
As it only costs 100 rubles for entry I hardly think I should comment that it's hardly value for money - but that's how I feel.
The paintings are poor and poorly displayed. There are only a few explanations of what your looking at in...More