The project Open Storage provides an opportunity to see the Polytechnic Museum’s collection through the curators’ eyes. To see and to judge the scale of the collection, that has been formed throughout the history of the Polytechnic Museum since its establishment in 1872; collection, that went through several stages of formation and survived a major relocation from the Museum’s Historical building at Novaya square to the specially equipped storage at the Technopolis Moscow in 2013.
Open Storage is the first project in Moscow to make museum depositories accessible for general public, explaining the ways the objects are collected, preserved and studied. Its principal idea is to exhibit the very concept of storing museum objects. It comes to be not an extension of the main exhibition or its interpretation, but a new vision of the Museum and its inner life.
General tours in English are available on request.
The tour tells about the history of the Museum and formation of its collection. Through the example of the key exhibits you can see the progress of various fields of study and technology, and learn about the aspects of museum work and the ways an item becomes a museum object.
To book a tour, please contact: +7 495 730-54-38 (ext. 1467) or firstname.lastname@example.org.