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WORLD COSTUME DESIGN 2019
This project is generously sponsored by Russia’s oldest and most significant theatre museum, the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum in Moscow.
The museum was founded October 29th, 1894 by Moscow industrialist, prominent public figure, philanthropist, and famous patron of Russian theatre arts, Alexey Alexandrovich Bakhrushin (1865 – 1929).
Today, in addition to the main campus of the museum, which is the former residence of A.A. Bakhrushin, the museum maintains eleven branches located in Moscow, a representative office in Ulyanovsk, and a historical manor in Zaraysk, the birthplace of Alexey Bakhrushin.
The collection at the Bakhrushin Museum is one of the most valuable collections of theatre arts in Russia. It’s contains 1.5 million historical artifacts that includes letters of significant theatrical figures, actors, opera singers, ballet dancers, directors, and art critics, as well as original manuscripts of playwrights and rare editions of books about theater and decorative and applied arts.
The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits original renderings, paintings, costumes, props, and set designs of Russian theatre heritage of the 19th century, as well as unique work by well known artists of the early twentieth century, such as Alexandra Exter, Leon Bakst, Alexander Golovin, and Nicholas Roerich. This unique collection also contains work of many outstanding theatre designers of the 20th and 21st century, from around the world and includes the artwork of Russian Theatre Avant-garde artists.