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Handicraft Museum

7/1 Leontievsky lane
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These chambers associate of Peter I are known to contemporaries as ... a handcraft museum.

the area between Nikitskaya and Tverskaya Street was the area of the aristocracy, and here, in Leontievsky (then still Sheremetyevsky) lane, two-story stone chambers of steward Avtonom Golovin, an associate of Peter I in the XVII - XVIII centuries.

Anatoly Ivanovich Mamontov, the brother of the famous businessman and patron Savva Mamontov acquired the old building in 1871. publishing and printing house was here during Mamontov’s time. Books, in particular, children's books were published with illustrations by famous artists - Vasnetsov, Valentin Serov, S. Malyutin. Printing House - modern house number 5 on the Leontievsky Lane built by the architect V. Hartmann.

In the early twentieth century, one large ownership divided in two, and the right part (house number 7) transferred to a leading industrialist and collector, Sergey Timofeevich Morozov. Morozov was a great admirer of folk craft, which for centuries determined the history of this house. Thanks to him the building acquired the image that we know today. Designed by architect William S. Solovyov vintage Chamber rebuilt in the style of ancient Russian traditional hut and donated to handicraft museum Morozov, which was founded in 1885 and was at that time on Nikitskaya street. Here there were numerous works of art, including carved spinning wheels, rocker, sculptures of birds and animals. Thus began a long history of collecting carvings. By the way, in Home-Museum in 1898 was born the first Russian nested doll beauty was working artist Sergei Malyutin.

In 1911, at the initiative of Sergei Kalashnikov architect AE Erichson and VN Bashkirov to the building was built with an additional amount of "Old" porch, where he opened stores selling handicrafts.

Interesting architectural features of the house: the entrance is an unusual porch with columns, barrels, and the roof of the building is crowned with a weathervane toy image. Hallmark of the museum lobby is decorated with ceramic fireplace, made by sketches of Vrubel.

By the early 1910s, Handicraft Museum spearheaded the preservation and development of arts and crafts all over Russia, participated in the organization of exhibitions and fairs.

Today, at the Museum of handicrafts. His fund has about fifty thousand exhibits are presented peasant carving, painting, metal, wood, stone and bone. Everyone can get to know people's clothing, embroidered lace, products of urban and industrial art, a collection of contemporary Russian arts and crafts and much more.


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