Artists / The All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art
The All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art is the only museum in the country to gather in its funds the works of the Russian decorative, applied and folk art of the XVIII–XX centuries. The collection of the Museum was formed in by the integration of the collection of the Museum of Folk Art named after S. T. Morozov, which kept the collections of the Crafts Museum (founded in 1885) and materials collected by the Scientific Research Institute of Art Industry in 1999.
The All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art presents artistic metalwork (including jewelry produced by major Russian companies of the XIX–early XX centuries, a rare collection of samovars, and artistic cast iron), Russian lacquers, porcelain and glass products of Imperial and private factories, works of prominent contemporary masters of decorative and applied art. The Museum collection of Art Nouveau in decorative and applied art (including works authored by M. Vrubel, A. Golovin, S. Malyutin, S. Konenkov, Andreyeva, and others), and the collection of Soviet art from 1920-1950s, containing unique propaganda porcelain and textiles, have no analogues in the world. Recently the museum collection was amplified with brilliant works of modern masters (V. I. Mukhina, B. A. Smirnov, V. S. Muratov, and many others).