Возврат на главную страницу Возврат на главную страницу Возврат на главную страницу Возврат на главную страницу Возврат на главную страницу
Entries / Rumyantsev Museum

Rumyantsev Museum

Categories / Science. Education/Museums
Categories / Science. Education/Libraries

RUMYANTSEV MUSEUM was opened on 28 May, 1831 in the house of Count N. P. Rumyantsev (44 Angliiskaya Embankment; see Rumyantsev House) transferred to the treasury in 1828 together with its collections and the library (over 30,000 volumes). The museum was under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Public Education. The collection included manuscripts, incunabulums, geographical maps, coins and medals, ethnographical and archaeological collections, pieces of painting and sculpture. The collection of minerals (8299 pieces) also was of unique value. The collection was housed in the former Dancing (White) Hall. The funds of Rumyantsev Museum were replenished with the collection of navigator Y. F. Lisyansky in 1837. Academician A. K. Vostokov was the first curator of Rumyantsev Museum. Rumyantsev Museum was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Imperial Public Library in September 1845. Prince V. F. Odoevsky was appointed its director. Sittings of the Society for Encouragement of Artists were held in Rumyantsev Museum in 1831-55. Rumyantsev Museum was transferred to Moscow in 1861. The house of Pashkov housed the museum from that time on. Lenin State Library of the USSR was established on the basis of Rumyantsev Museum library in 1925. The collections were given to various museums of Moscow.

References: Стасов В. В. Румянцовский музей: История его перевода из Петербурга в Москву в 1860-1861 гг. // Рус. старина. 1883. Т. 37. С. 87-116; Соловьева Т. А. Румянцевский особняк в Санкт-Петербурге. СПб., 2002.

A. D. Margolis.

Lenin (real name Ulyanov) Vladimir Ilyich
Lisyansky Yury Fedorovich
Odoevsky Vladimir Fedorovich
Rumyantsev Nikolay Petrovich, Count
Vostokov Alexander Hristoforovich

Angliiskaya Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 44

Стасов В. В. Румянцовский музей: История его перевода из Петербурга в Москву в 1860-1861 гг. // Рус. старина, 1883
Соловьева Т. А. Румянцевский особняк в Санкт-Петербурге. СПб., 2002

The subject Index
Ministry of Public Education


Libraries (entry)

LIBRARIES. The first library of St. Petersburg was founded in 1714 by the decree of Tsar Peter the Great as His Majesty’s Library; later on, it formed the basis of the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Lisyansky Y.F., (1773-1837), navigator

LISYANSKY Yury Fedorovich (1773-1837, St. Petersburg), navigator, First Rank Captain (1809). In 1786, he graduated from the Naval Cadet Corps at 17 Leytenanta Schmidta Embankment (memorial plaque installed)

Maykov A.N. (1821-1897), poet

MAYKOV Apollon Nikolaevich (1821 - 1897, St. Petersburg), poet, prose writer, corresponding member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1853), privy counsellor (1888). Lived in St. Petersburg from 1833

Odoevsky V.F. (1804-1869), writer and philosopher

ODOEVSKY Vladimir Fedorovich (1804-1869), prince, prose writer, philosopher, critic, and musician promoted to Actual Civil Counsellor in 1845, Chamberlain in 1858, and Presiding Senator in 1865

Patronage of Art (entry)

PATRONAGE OF ART is disinterested financial and other forms of participation in the culture, science, and assistance to figures of science and culture. The beginning for patronage of art in St

Rovinsky D.A. (1824-1895), art historian

ROVINSKY Dmitry Alexandrovich (1824-1895), lawyer, archaeograph, art historian and collector, Associate (1881) and Honorary Fellow of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1883), Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Arts (1870)

Rumyantsev Family

RUMYANTSEV FAMILY, a noble family (from 1743 a family of Counts), known since the late 14th century. Those most closely associated with St. Petersburg include Peter Alexandrovich Rumyantsev (1725-1796), Count (1743) and Field Marshal General (1775)

Vostokov A.H. (1781-1864), philologist

VOSTOKOV Alexander Hristoforovich (real name Ostenek Alexander Voldemar) (1781-1864, St. Petersburg), philologist, paleographer, poet, translator, Member of the Russian Academy (1820), corresponding member (1826) and since 1841 member of St