Nearly 40 thousand exhibits of Moscow museums became available online

In online catalogs of Moscow museums you can see more than 40 thousand exhibits. This is reported on April 1 on the website of the Moscow City Hall.

According to Deputy Mayor of the capital Natalia Sergunina, the project “Museum Moscow Online” was launched in 2017 and now it unites collections of 36 urban cultural sites. Due to the fact that 40 thousand museum exhibits have already been digitized, you can visit virtual exhibitions and explore the collections of famous museums right from home.

Most of the digitized exhibits were presented by the State Biological Museum named after Timiryazev – 15.6 thousand, which writes the National Assembly. Among them are images of books, paintings, and graphic works, sculptures, biological models, herbariums, as well as archaeological finds. In addition, one can look at a manuscript book from 1564 in Polish “Medicine collected by doctor Jan Pilecki”. The Battle of Borodino Panorama Museum presented albums with drawings of the early 20th century on the theme of the Patriotic War of 1812, as well as samples of weapons and household items of that time – a total of over 11,000 exhibits.

The online catalog of the Moscow Museum, which includes the Moscow Museum of Archaeology, the Old English Court, the Lefortovo Museum of History and the Gilyarovsky Center, includes, in particular, a fragment of a white stone column from the 16th century found in the masonry of the White City wall on Khokhlovskaya Square and other items found during excavations. The depositories of the Gulag State Museum of History can also be seen online. In total, the exposition included 1.6 thousand items, writes “Moscow 24”.

In addition, the online exposition of the House-Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva includes 1.4 thousand items, including family photos of the poetess. Also in the catalog there are photos of her personal belongings – coral beads and dress, as well as a copper ladle from the XVIII century, which was kept in the family of the poetess, says the city news agency “Moscow”.