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The currently existing Cherepovets Museum Association is the largest complex dedicated to museum expositions with a collection of monuments, which makes up more than half of the entire museum fund of the Vologda Oblast. A single museum association includes museums of various profiles. To date, the Cherepovets Museum Association consists of the following departments: Art Museum, Historical Museum, Museum of Natural - memorial museum of Severyanin's estate. In addition, the museum owns buildings that are considered architectural monuments: a monument of wooden architecture of the first third of the 19th century - the Bar's house of the famous Galsky landowners. The museum has at its disposal a scientific library, an equestrian section, an archive, as well as various circles.
The Cherepovets Museum Association began its work in the 1990s on the basis of one of the oldest museums in the Vologda Oblast. The earliest mentions of the museum date back to 1870. At this time, the museum was considered the second largest after the Novgorod museum. The opening of the museum took place on the initiative of the city manager Milyutin I.A., as well as the scientist-ethnographer and archaeologist E.V. Barsova. Initially, the museum did not have its own building, so the collections were kept either in the City Duma or in the teaching seminary. Due to this uncertainty, most of the items were destroyed without return. In March 1891, a fire broke out, which destroyed a large number of exhibits.
The next revival of the museum took place in 1895. Podvysotsky N.V., being a seminary teacher, and later becoming the director of the museum, insisted that the City Duma make a positive decision on the organization of the united museum. On March 31, 1896, the grand opening of the museum took place. The first exposition began its work in a small room of 15 sq. m in the premises of the Salt Garden. At the opening of the museum fund had 3759 items that were received from amateurs-enthusiasts. At the moment, the fund of the Cherepovets Museum Association has more than 412 thousand items.
In 1989, a stone building was built for the museum, located on Aleksandrovsky Prospekt. The museum consisted of departments: church-archaeological, numismatic, natural-historical, ethnographic, industrial and book. In 1920, the Herzen AI Museum of Local Nature was opened, and the museum began to be called the Museum of Antiquity. Soon, the museum received the status of a scientific and research institution, and also carried out the work entrusted to the Academy of Sciences. In 1928, a stone building was built, in which the local history museum was located. During 1936-1937, the museum was transformed into a local history museum of the Leningrad region, and later - into a local history museum of the Vologda region. In the first years after the Great Patriotic War, museum exposition areas were significantly expanded due to the exhibition hall and the opening of new departments.
Today, the museum employs about 207 people, 85 of them are research workers. The museum organizes all kinds of thematic museum lessons, exhibitions and lectures. The expositions that are constantly present in the museum are often supplemented by temporary exhibitions not only from the museum stocks, but also from other Russian museums, works of folk craftsmen, artists, as well as private collections. Numerous researchers of the museum carry out ongoing work related to scientific research in various fields of activity. Scientific meetings or round tables are held every year. It is a tradition to hold musical and literary evenings, meetings with famous and interesting people, and various presentations in the departments of the museum. The Cherepovets Museum Department is open to cooperation in the promotion and preservation of culture and history with commercial structures, educational institutions and enterprises.
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