About the Museum
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center was opened in 2012 in the building of the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, the monument of Constructivism designed by Konstantin Melnikov and Vladimir Shukhov. In almost a century, the architectural masterpiece of the Russian Avant-Garde became the venue for the most high-tech museum in Russia. The permanent exposition presents the history of Russia starting from the period of Catherine II the Great until today, exhibiting examples of the culture and everyday life of the Jewish people.
Unlike many traditional historical museums, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center is interactive. Twelve themed halls designed by the leading company in the sphere of exhibition design, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, are equipped with panoramic cinemas, interactive screens, audiovisual installations created with the use of unique photo and video archives, documents and interviews. Major exhibitions introducing the main movements and names in fine arts are also held in the museum.
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