About the Museum
The State Russian Museum is an extensive museum complex that develops extensive research, restoration, preservation, and educational programs, supervising the work of all art museums of Russia. It houses the world’s largest collection of Russian art in a unique architectural complex in the historical centre of St Petersburg.
The museum collection contains over 400 000 exhibits covering all major periods and genres in the history of Russian art for more than a thousand years: from the 10th to the 21st century. Today, the area of the museum complex is more than 30 hectares. The collection is accommodated in buildings that are outstanding monuments of the XVIII-XIX century architecture: Mikhailovsky, Stroganov, Marble Palaces, and Mikhailovsky Castle; Mikhailovsky Garden, Summer Garden and Peter I’s Summer Palace, as well as the Cabin of Peter the Great .