Artists / State Central Theater Museum A.A.Bakhrushin
A.A.Bakhrushin State Central Museum keeps a unique collection of theatre relics of Russia. Here one may see the history of all kinds and genres of theatre art from the beginning to recent times. Almost 1,5 million exhibits are stored in the reserves of the Museum: they are archives of theatre personalities, portraits of eminent actors, singers, producers, dramatists, ballet-masters, dancers, composers, painters; costumes, personal belongings and properties; set designs and sketches made by great masters of scenery; posters and programmes, photographs of artists and performances, rare books devoted to theatre art, video and cinematographic documents, articles of the theatre daily life.
Aleksey Aleksandrovich Bakhrushin, who collected all these precious treasures, was born in a merchant family. In the 1890s A.A.Bakhrushin started gathering his theatre collection and this became his main occupation.