We are happy to present a new member of the Association of Private Museums of Russia – the Zakamsk Public Museum, Perm. The founder, owner and director of the museum is Albina Valeryevna Andronova.
In 1997, after hosting several exhibitions of Zakamsk artists, Andronova came up with the idea to gather all the artists of the Kirovsky district in one space. The first exhibitions were held at the Children’s Art Center “Childhood”. Later, with the support of the local administration, the students of technical school No. 27 founded the ART Gallery in the former school workshops. The opening ceremony was held on November 19, 2004. After that, the museum began to build the main collection. In 2004, the applied art club Angels of Joy was opened based on the independent non-profit organization Exhibition Hall and headed by T.B.Zuikina. The Angels of Joy club formed three subprograms: Soviet dolls and toys – collection and restoration, Art dolls, Folk dolls and toys.
The total number of exhibits in the collection today is 8,000.
The museum staff conducts research, educational, and community work. The museum hosts guided tours and workshops. Several clubs, such as the Captain’s Children club, the Local Historians of Zakamsk club, the Lace Maker workshop, and the Svetelka workshop, were opened in the museum for information processing and popularisation of the museum work.