The Center of Mikhail Shemyakin

Saint Petersburg

Contact information

Saint Petersburg, Sadovaya Street, Building 11

Tel.: +7 (812) 310-25-14, +7 (812) 310-02-75


Operating hours

Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 – 20:00; closed on Mondays

Ticket price

Full ticket price – 500 rubles

Reduced rate – 300 rubles

Mediation tours – 100 rubles (held every day at 12:00, 15:00 and 18:00)

Founder of the museum

Mikhail Mikhailovich Shemyakin, Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, People’s Artist of Kabardino-Balkaria, People’s Artist of the Republic of Adygea, Full Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Academician of European Arts, Honorary Doctor of the University of San Francisco, awarded the Order of the Knight of Arts and Literature of the Ministry of Culture of France

Director of the museum

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Volkov, Director General of the Fund of the Artist Mikhail Shemyakin



About museum

In 2002, the Fund of the Artist Mikhail Shemyakin was created in St. Petersburg to implement cultural, exhibition, scientific, and social programs. It regularly hosts exhibitions, vernissages, and competitions of works by Russian and foreign artists. In 2018, the fund was renamed the Center of Mikhail Shemyakin.

The collection of the Center of Mikhail Shemyakin is comprised of about 12,000 exhibits and is constantly updated. In addition to storing and exhibiting the artist’s works, the Center presents in Russia a large-scale research project “The Imaginary Museum of Mikhail Shemyakin” and stores its materials. This is a unique method of analysis and classification of images from the history of world art, developed by the artist. Currently, there are no similar projects in the world that solve the problem of fine art research on a large scale.