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Peter the Great's Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences

Phone: (812) 328-1412

Address: 199034, Saint-Petersburg, 3, Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya

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    Located on the banks of the Neva in the center of St.Petersburg, the Kunstkamera has been the symbol of the Russian Academy of Sciences since the early 18th century. Founded to Peter the Great's Decree, the Museum opened to the public in 1714. Its purpose was to collect and examine natural and human curiosities and rarities. Today, collections of Peter the Great's Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) are among the most complete and interesting in the world. These collections contain nearly two million artifacts and reflect the diversity of traditional cultures in the Old and New World. The Museum has always been one of the world's largest centers where human cultural heritage is studied, continuing the traditions of the great Russian cultural and physical anthropologists of the 18 - 20th centuries. We are pleased to welcome you to the pages of our museum where we hope you will find interesting and useful information about the peoples and cultures of the world

Museum's services:
   museum shop, lecture hall, museum's caffe

Next to the museum there are:
    hotels and restaurants

for museum professionals

Administrative phone:
    (812) 328-0812, Fax: (812) 328-0811

Foundation and opening day:
    founded: 1714г.

Organisation status:

Organization form:

Organisation type:
    culture for society, scientific

    Natural history,Historical

Average visitors per year:
    свыше 533 000

Specific departments:
    science library, restoration dep.

Collections volume:
    1 880 700

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