Rosbank and The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts signed a cooperation agreement
Rosbank and The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts signed a cooperation agreement in the field of cultural heritage preservation and development of the Gallery of the 19th and 20th century European and American Art. The protocol on intent was signed by Rosbank CEO Dmitry Olyunin and Director of the Museum Marina Loshak.
Our there-year program of cooperation is focused on preservation, development and popularization of the Gallery collection and particularly its unique collection of impressionist canvas.
Rosbank CEO Dmitry Olyunin commented: “It’s only a few museums that have a comparable impressionist collections. In my opinion, collection of the Museum made by Russian philanthropists is the hallmark of our country along with the Russian ballet school and the heritage of the great Russian composers and writers. This project is meaningful for us considering French roots of impressionism and of our shareholder – Societe Generale Group”.
The Gallery of the 19th and 20th century European and American Art opened its doors to the public in August 2006 as a new department of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Twenty-six of the Museum's galleries contain a wide-ranging collection of works by masters of the 19th and 20th centuries. Pride of place in this gallery is assigned to the painting of French impressionists, post-impressionists and masters from the early-20th century: Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, members of the "Nabis" group, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, André Derain and Henri Rousseau.