Museum of Russian Icons

The Museum of Russian Icons is the first in Moscow and the second in Russia private collection of the works of the Old Russian art

Museum of Russian Icons
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The Museum of Russian Icons was founded by a Rosgosstrakh manager Mikhail Abramov.

Descent from the Cross. Holiday rank. Kostroma. The end of the 17th century
pinterest button Descent from the Cross. Holiday rank. Kostroma. The end of the 17th century unknown, photo: shakko, CC BY-SA 3.0

It started as a private collection of Byzantine and Old Russian art that obtained the official status of public museum and became member of the IСOM (International Council of Museums).

Christ Pantocrator. 1st half of 18th century
pinterest button Christ Pantocrator. 1st half of 18th century unknown, photo: shakko, CC BY-SA 3.0

The museum's collection totals about 4,000 works including about 600 icons.

St. Innocent, Bishop of Irkutsk (Irkutsk, the beginning of the 19th century
pinterest button St. Innocent, Bishop of Irkutsk (Irkutsk, the beginning of the 19th century unknown, photo: shakko, CC BY-SA 3.0

The Museum first opened its doors in May 2006 and at that time it occupied a hall in the Vereyskaya Plaza business center.

St. Nicholas of Myra. Mid-18th century. Vologda, North.
pinterest button St. Nicholas of Myra. Mid-18th century. Vologda, North. unknown, photo: shakko, CC BY-SA 3.0

Four years later collection was moved to premises in Goncharnaya street in downtown Moscow.

Useful Information

Museum of Russian Icons
Russian: Музей Русской Иконы

Admission

free

Opening hours

  • Thu–Tue: 11:00–19:00

Contacts

3, build. 1, Goncharnaya st., Moscow, Russia 109240, г. Москва, Гончарная ул., д. 3, стр. 1

☎ +7 (495) 221-52-83
Fax +7 (495) 221-52-84
russikona@yandex.ru
www.russikona.ru