The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is the largest of European Art Museum’s in the world. It is located in Moscow, Russia. The Museum was opened in May 1912. It was opened to public after several heated debates and discussions. Moscow urgently needed an Art Gallery to add to its rich fame.
The government provided only about 200,000 rubles for its construction and a further 2 million rubles were donated by Nechaev-Maltsev. The very first items in the premises of this museum were the copies of the Ancient Statuary’s which were indispensible to arts students. After Moscow became the Russian capital city, thousands of artifacts were moved to the Pushkin Museum from the hermitage Museum.
How it was founded
This Museum was founded by the millionaire and philanthropist, uriy Nechaev-Maltsov and Roman Klein who took great interest in this noble cause. They were persuaded by Ivan Tsvetaev who wanted to see an Arts Museum in Moscow. Some of the most ancient and genuine items in this club were the Moscow Mathematical Papyrus and Story of Wenamun. These were contributed by Vladimir Golenishchev.
Attractions in the museum
The entire collection of Western Art, Museum Roumjantsey was added to the museum later as well. These paintings were the primary attraction of this museum and attracted a lot of people. Read the full story