The Emalis Enamel Art Museum

Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Yaroslavl, Tveritskaya emb., building15

Tel .: +7 (485) 224-00-18, +7 (961) 972-75-55


Operating hours

Mon – Fri – 10:00–18:00

Sat – Sun – by appointment

Ticket price

Adults – 200 rubles

Children – 100 rubles

Master class – from 800 rubles

Museum founder

Alexander Andreevich Karikh

Museum founder

Natalya Nikolaevna Karikh



About museum

The People’s Artist of Russia and the President of the Russian branch of the Creativ Kreis International Association of Enamel Artists, Alexander Andreevich Karikh, and his wife, Natalya Nikolaevna Karikh, created and headed the Enamel International Creative Center in 1992 in Yaroslavl. These are dedicated people.

Alexander Andreevich is a monumental artist and innovator who devoted his life to art and the preservation and revival of traditions and also made a significant contribution to the development of enamel art in Russia. For 11 years (2000–2011), he headed the Yaroslavl branch of the Union of Artists of Russia.

Since 1992, Emalis has held more than 80 exhibitions, of which more than 20 were international, in Russia, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, France, Japan, and China.

The result of such fruitful work, with the support of the regional administration and the Yaroslavl City Hall, was the opening of the House of Creativity of Enamel Artists in 1998.

The center is equipped with classrooms, a metal processing workshop, and muffle furnaces for enamel burning.

Annually international practical symposia are held at Emalis with the participation of professional enamel artists from Russia, the CIS countries, and far abroad.

In 2011, a grant was received from the President of Russia for the development of the center.

In 2011, The Emalis Enamel Art Museum, the only contemporary enamel art museum in Russia, was opened.

The exposition consists of works by leading artists from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, France, Holland, Spain, Luxembourg, Japan, China, and the United States.

A visit to the museum is accompanied by an interactive program on enamel painting. Each participant gets the opportunity to independently perform creative artwork under the guidance of a master and burn their works in a muffle furnace at temperatures of up to 850°C.

Since 2017, the museum has been number 1 on TripAdvisor in the master class category in Yaroslavl.

Since 2018, it has been included at the top of the best private museums in Russia according to ATOR.

The collection includes artifacts made in the techniques of enamel, miniature, jewelry with enamel, pop art, cloisonne, minankari, and modern easel enamel created in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.