Savelieva O. The History of the Fine Arts Museum: Names, Dates, Facts
This article marks the 170th anniversary of Ivan Tsvetajev, founder of the Moscow Fine Arts Museum, professor of Moscow University. It discusses the history of the museum collection of antiquities in Russia in the 19th–20th century and the foundation of the Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, now the Moscow National Fine Arts Museum. Special emphasis is laid on the impact of Moscow University faculty on the promotion of the idea to have a public museum of fine arts.
Classical collection, museum, museum affair, education, Moscow university