The Sakhalin Regional Art Museum was opened in 1983. It is one the youngest museums in Russia.
In March 25, 1989 the museum moved to the building of the former Japanese bank "Hokkaido Takuseku". This building was constructed in the early 1930s. In the 1980s, the building was reconstructed and then given to the museum. This building is in the center of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. It is considered to be a historical and architecture monument adding to the architectual diversity of the city. A big hall on the first floor is for all kinds of exhibits. The second floor halls have three permanent expositions: "Copies of Ancient Russian Frescos", "Art of Japan", and "Art of Korea".
The museum often organizes parties for employees of various companies. Under these company sponsored programs, employees can see new exhibits and informally communicate.
There are about 7000 items in our collection. This collections includes comprehensive groupings: Russian ancient art, Russian art of the 19th century, Russian art of the first quarter of the 20th century, fork decorative art, fine arts of the West. There is also a collection of the works of the artists of the Russian Far East. The collection and promotion of Russian Far East art is one of the highest priorities of the museum.
There are various ways in which the museum continues to enhance its collection. The most important of them is State Exhibit Center "Rosizo", Russian Fund of Culture, Research Institute of Art, State Russian Museum, Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kirghizia, Georgia, Latvia. Some items came from art studios of Moscow, St. Petersburg and others from private collections.
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