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 Museum of Gulag art and life 

 
 
     The collection “Memorial” of the Museum of Gulag art and life began to form in 1988. It has real artworks from the camp (1920-1960). The major part of the collection consists of graphic works by prisoners including sketches, portraits, interiors, landscapes by famous artists as well as by anonymous amateurs. Moreover, there is a collection of handicraft object in the museum, in particular cloths, dishware, instruments. Materials of camp propaganda, printed leaflets, personal documents are also displayed in the exposition. About 12000 photomaterials add up to the collection of the museum. These are original and copied photos that reflect the history of political reprisals in the USSR in the 20s- 80s of the 19th c., that reflect GULAG prisoners`life, and reflect the work done by the “Memorial” society.

 
     
 

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