The museum is located in the beautiful St Andronicus Monastery and offers its guests a deep insight into the artistic heritage of Ancient Russia. The museum's collection numbers more than ten thousand works of art: icons, works of ornamental art, wooden sculptures, manuscripts, early printed books and fresco fragments.
Virtual tour 'Masterpieces from the museum's collection'
Tour of the first museum in Russia dedicated to the Oldest Russian Art, primarily religious art as the most fully preserved to this day. The tour introduces the unique exhibits, including the image of the 'Lord Almighty' of the first half of the 13th century and the large-size image of the 'Savior Not Made by Hand' of the second half of the 14th century. The tour is guided by research associate Anastasiya Likhenko.
Tour around the museum's territory—former St Andronicus Monastery and museum's masterpieces
The tour starts near the Saviour Cathedral, the oldest church made of white stone in Moscow. In the early 15th century the walls of the Cathedral were painted by the famous Russian painter of icons Andrey Rublev who lived in the monastery. The museum's collection houses masterpieces of ancient Russian art from the period before Andrey Rublev, for example, a Christ Pantocrator Icon from the 13th century, as well as items from his times, for example, a John the Baptist Icon created by one of his followers. The online tour is guided by research associate Anastasiya Likhenko.
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