As part of the celebrating the 100th anniversary of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the plans for “Museum Town” between Bolshoi Znamenskii Lane, Znamenka Street and Volkhonka Street where 14th to 18th century habitations were found underground. The allotted district also holds more than 20 buildings of architectural, historical and cultural significance.
The plans will consist of three stages involving new buildings, reconstruction and the restoration and adaption of various existing buildings within the complex. The additions will increase the total area of the complex to 125,000 square meters and will resolve the problem of shortage of space for the Museum’s repositories, its library, restoration workshops and exhibitions.
The buildings of the complex will be supplied with modern technical and security equipment providing optimal conditions where unique collections will be housed. The new complex is estimated to attract at least three million visitors per year.