Mikhailovsky Palace, Benois Wing, Summer Garden to openon July 15

15 July 2020

After a long break, visitors will be able to take a look at the permanent exhibition of the Russian Museum again, as well as visit a temporary exposition “Memory! Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.” The exposition is based on the idea of preserving memories of the war - historical, familial, and personal.

The displayed works of art and sculpture from the collection of the Russian Museum were made in the post-war period, from 1945 to the 2010s. The authors of the works on display are the greatest masters of Soviet and contemporary Russian art. The exposition, based on the thematic principle, is located in three halls of the Benois Wing, each with a special name for the period of the exhibition: “War”, “Victory” and “Memory”, according to the Committee for Culture.

In the context of the restrictive measures, the Russian Museum follows recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor (Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing) aimed at safety of employees and guests of the museum. When visiting all museum objects, including the Letniy and Mikhailovsky Gardens, visitors are to wear hygiene masks and maintain social distance.

For the first time in the museum's history, tickets can only be purchased online and only in sessions. Sessions start every 20 minutes and are designed for no more than 10 people. Also, visitors are given an opportunity to order excursion servicesonline for up to 5 people for the Mikhailovsky Palace or Benois Wing with separate tickets.

Admission to the gardens of the Russian Museum continues to be free. The gardens open at 10:00 and close at 22:00, admission ends 30 minutes before closing. Tuesday, like before, will be a rest day. In order to comply with the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor, the museum carries out daily treatment of all contact surfaces with disinfectants.

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