MuseumThe Mikhail Kroshitsky Sevastopol Art Museum

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About the museum

The Mikhail Kroshitsky Sevastopol Art Museum is located right in the centre of the city of Sevastopol, in one of its most beautiful buildings. Built in the last years of the nineteenth century, the museum building was later damaged extensively during action in the Second World War – but carefully restored again in the 1950s.

At the heart of the museum's collections are paintings by Russian and Ukrainian artists of the latter nineteenth and early twentieth century. The collection was specially compiled for Sevastopol in 1925  from the collections of the State Museum Fund, and museums in Moscow and Leningrad.  In its early days the museum also displayed artworks which were taken into national ownership during the early 1920s, which had formerly hung in the palaces which line the southern shores of the Crimean peninsular.

The Sevastopol Art Museum was opened - “for the broadest masses of the people” - on 6th November, 1927. In 1965 the museum was retitled as the 'Sevastopol Art Museum'. Then in 1991 this name was expanded in honour of its Director from 1939 to 1958 – Mikhail Kroshitsky.

During the years of the Second World War, over one thousand priceless artworks were evacuated from the museum, during the Siege of Sevastopol. Thanks to Dr Kroshitsky's bravery and dedication to art, these artworks were saved by taking them on an epic journey – through the Caucasus and Central Asia, to safekeeping in the Siberian city of Tomsk.

When wartime hostilities ended in 1945, this invaluable collection was returned to Crimea. Today, the museum's collection comprises more than ten thousand works of art - including paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphic and printed media works.

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  • пр. Нахимова, 9
    Севастополь, Russia
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    5 out of 5 rating 03-19-2015

    Очень уютный музей. Каждого великого русского художника хотя бы про одной картине

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