Coleccion del Museo Ruso
Coleccion del Museo Ruso
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The Russian State Museum Collection St. Petersburg / Malaga, in a centre equipped to become a reference point for Russian culture in West Europe. The space host a series of long-term exhibitions, updated each year, tracing the complex and fascinating history of Russian art and its ever-changing relationship with European culture. In parallel, successive temporary exhibitions will round off the centre's programme. The Museum's facilities enable the venue to offer a monthly programme comprising talks, lms, literary readings, classical music and folklore, turning the museum's branch in Malaga into a genuine window onto the cultural soul of Russia.
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Viv
London, UK19 contributions
Jan 2020
I have recently moved to Malaga an am working my way round the many museums and art galleries. It is pretty easy to get to by bus or walking along the seaside and definitely worth the extra effort. The temporary exhibition, “Saints, Princesses and Workers” was fascinating - every painting featuring a woman in an extensive display of paintings and objects d’art from the 12th century through to the 20th century.

The gallery itself is really big and there is plenty of space to look at the art in a relaxed and spacious environment, which is a pleasant change from some of the other galleries in Malaga. There are audio guides in English, as well as English translations on all exhibits, a coffee shop with good coffee, and very helpful and friendly staff.

I didn't realise the extent of the exhibitions and didn't allow enough time so rushed the last few galleries - I will have to go back but at 1,35 bus fare and 8 euros entrance it will be worth it.
Written January 29, 2020
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Nomad769752
26 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Been here every year for the last four years and always find it a perfect day out. I've nothing to add to the previous reviews regarding the excellent exhibitions and facilities here and at the Automobile exhibition next door. However the restaurant/ cafeteria is also brilliant and makes a welcome break if you are attending both exhibitions. The cafeteria is spotless, with spacious tables set for four and eight. The service is helpful and attentive, with beautiful menus and English subtitles. The food is freshly prepared, and very good value. I had a fantastic Caesar salad and a delicious apple tart to follow. A glass of vino tinto and a cafe con letche completed this lunch. Both meals presented on lovely modern, white china bowls and plates. There seldom seems many customers there which is a great pity and if people avoid it because of this, they really are missing out on a great, value for money treat.
Written February 14, 2020
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Dadof2inBRU
Brussels, Belgium79 contributions
Feb 2020
What a surprise! We spent an afternoon visiting the Museo Ruso and wished we had spent the whole day. This museum is a gem of Russian/European history that was truly insightful. We added the temporary exhibitions in our visit which were phenomenal. We will visit the place again when we return to Malaga.
Written March 6, 2020
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Ella H
Malaga, Spain6 contributions
Aug 2021
The building itself is in a really lovely old tabacco factory so I would recommend going just for that. It's never been that busy when I have gone and there have never been any queues.

The tickets are quite expensive - I would only pay for the annual exhibition really as the temporary one of Tolstoy wasn't really worth it. I have been before where they had more art from 20th Century Russia and this was a lot more interesting. The annual exhibition that they have now isn't as interesting.

I was a bit disappointed that I came here a few years ago and the exhibitions were much better curated with a more engaging theme. The exhibitions currently feel a bit lackluster.

In addition, the cafe and gift shop were both closed because of covid.

I only spent 45 minutes here, which for 8 euros wasn't really worth it as there were only a couple of pieces which really caught my attention.
Written August 30, 2021
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cristina c
Marbella, Spain16 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
The infrastructure is the best thing about this museum: it’s in a renovated tabaco factory. The visiting exhibit of Sputnik was amazing. The Picasso drawings also very good, but the bulk of the collection is unrepresentative of how fabulous Russian art can be and it seems a waste to have such a beautiful space and fill it with unimpressive pieces. The employees were helpful and cordial, but all in all it was a disappointment. I will not return.
Written January 8, 2023
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GranZorro
Zug, Switzerland1,423 contributions
Feb 2020
As far as I know, there are not many museums worldwide which get regular loans and even whole exhibitions from Leningrad's State Museum, together with the Hermitage one of the two most important in Russia. The Russian Museum is really a feather in the cap of Malaga's administration, which put the town on the Spanish cultural map in a big way with its 35 or so museums.
And it is definitely worth a visit. We saw three most interesting shows there, well curated and explained.
There is free parking in the courtyard, and also a public bus to take the visitor from the town center.
Written March 7, 2020
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anythingwilldo_9
Derby61 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Came all the way from England to see this exhibition. Web site said it was open today. Sadly it was closed as they are changing the exhibition. Today was 25 January 2018. Not even an apology from the girl on the door. Apparently closed until next month. You must contact them if you plan to visit to ensure it is open.
Written January 25, 2018
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Bruce W
Mijas, Spain1,754 contributions
Aug 2019
We had been close to this museum a couple of times when visiting the Museo Automovilistico in Malaga. This time we thought we would check out the Museo Ruso. We were pleasantly surprised. We learned that the semi-permanent displays were from the St Petersburg Museum and that this museum of Russian art is the only one of its kind outside of Russia.

We entered on the ground floor but the galleries are on the first floor, accessible by escalator (thank goodness) as it is a building with ceilings that appear to be 5 to 7 metres high in this area. There is a lift, and air-conditioning too.

The introductory temporary photographic exhibition illustrated, only too well, life and architecture that persists in Russia beyond the end of the communist period. After this section, there is a desk at which you can collect an audio device in one of a number of languages. Since most of the paintings, icons and displays had an accompanying descriptive panel I decided to forgo the audio device. This decision is based on a wish to take photographs as I travel around a museum or gallery and I find that if I attempt to use an audio device as well as a camera they end up in conflict (I know, I’m not a person easily given to multi-tasking).

Immediately behind the audio desk is a nice cafeteria, with fresh coffee and edibles. For me, it is nice to have the choice of a coffee before I tour the galleries, or, one after. Similarly, the adjacent Gift/Book Shop offers the same option. After this the galleries begin. Roughly speaking you tour in a circle, but a number of the galleries are interconnected, giving you more than one choice leading into the next gallery. If you are not careful, you might miss one or two of the galleries as you work your way round. That would be a shame, as all the rooms contain a diversity of excellent artwork.

I won’t go into description of individual pieces as I feel that would be unnecessary; far better to put yourself in front of them. Although, I have included with this review some of the photographs I took, to give the flavour of the works.

This is a place to which I will return on a regular basis.

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Written September 22, 2019
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Marion S
Southampton, UK77 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
...and now you can get there on the new Malaga metro, to the Princesa Huelin stop. They've just opened a temporary exhibition of Socialist realist painting and sculpture alongside their fantastic permanent exhibition and today we went just to see that. Representations of an era and philosophy known to us from our childhood and A Level history studies but one that is fading. Not at all realist but a great propaganda exercise in which workers smile and steel founders replace film stars as heroes. It only opened last week; the electronic commentary is not yet available and paper guides only in Spanish. More explanation of historical events would have placed the works in perspective. Only the dates of the paintings were given and not the dates of the various congresses etc which were depicted. Some of the paintings are very large and suffer because lighting obscures their upper parts. It made us talk a lot; not the least in thinking that this is how Spain might have been depicted had the Civil War gone the other way.
Great walk back into Malaga along the beach; not far, or at least it did not seem so once we had stopped at several beach bars.
Written February 14, 2018
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Giampaolo B
Vernier, Switzerland99 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
The exibition shows all of the historical developement of the russian tzars.
Very well organised cronologically.
Written January 24, 2018
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