The museum is based on a private art collection. This is an original easel painting, graphics and works of domestic arts and crafts based on Slavic history, mythology, epic tales, Russian fairy tales and customs. We collect, exhibit and popularize the work of contemporary artists who write in the spirit of national romanticism V. Vasnetsov, I. Bilibin, N. Roerich and others.
The museum also functions as an educational center. We carry out extensive educational work through lectures, exciting lessons and project research activities with schoolchildren and students.
We do not have caretakers, many exhibits can be taken in hand. Mutual trust and an open environment are important to us.
From an interview with the founder of the museum, Gennady Pavlov"
— Our project is unique, the first and only of its kind. Clearly defined topic. The exposition of modern painting is a protective field of the beauty of the original Russia, which comes to life on the canvases of the best artists of modern Russia. The project is up to date. The 21st century sharply poses the question for the Slavs: to be or not to be? If we choose to "be", then we turn to our origins, to the archetypes of national self-consciousness. In the era of globalization, those peoples who are reverent about their history, culture, and primordial spirituality become successful. The project is endless. Myth is the soul of the people, a storehouse of sacred concepts of honor and conscience, evil and good. The words “Motherland”, “parents”, “nature”, “lady”, “lyalka” sound burning for a Russian person. Behind them are the majestic Slavic progenitor gods - Rod and Rozhanitsy, Makosh and Lada, Svarog and Perun. These are not just personified elements and not wooden idols. This is a manifestation of the best aspects of human nature, a natural way of life, harmonious integrity with cosmic cycles. This is a constant development, continuous creativity, new discoveries and accomplishments!
Gennady Mikhailovich Pavlov (1958-2015), Tomsk businessman, historian by education.
There are more than 1000 exhibits in the museum's collection. They cover the history of the development of Russian culture
from the Indo-European era to the present day.
We provide a free and detailed audio guide.
You can also install the application for smartphones izi.travel
and listen to exciting excursions in a format that is comfortable for you
(including in English).
History of the museum
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