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All-Russian Museum of decorative-applied and folk art, Moscow

Delegatskaya str., 3, Moscow
The Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied and Folk Art is the only museum in Russia that has combined the works of decorative and applied art of Russia from the 18th-20th centuries in its collection.

VMDPNI presents metal art products (including jewelry from leading Russian companies of the 19th - early 20th centuries, a rare collection of samovars and art casting), Russian art varnishes, porcelain and glass of the Imperial and private factories, works of famous contemporary craftsmen art.

It has no analogues in the collection of works of decorative and applied art of Russian Art Nouveau (including the works of M. Vrubel, A. Golovin, S. Malyutin, S. Konenkov, N. Andreev and others), as well as a collection of Soviet art of the 1920-1950s years, including agitation china and fabrics.

In recent years, the museum’s collection has been supplemented by magnificent works by contemporary artists (V.I. Mukhina, B.A. Smirnov, V.S. Muratov and many others).

The museum’s library holds a collection of rare books. Unique handwritten materials are in a special archival fund.