MARHI Museum is a scientific and enlightenment center. First of all its work is aimed at studying and demonstrating historical heritage of Moscow architectural school, its unique traditions of architectural education. Museum’s researches reveal and produce the origins of modern architectural school. Researching and investigating work is done at museum’s funds, archives of Moscow and other cities, private collections. The part of investigations is done with RGNF support.
The Museum collection numbers about 9000 units of architectural graphics and over 10000 units of document’s fund. All these are systemized in two parts: “educational” and “authorial”. The main “educational” part includes diploma’s and thesis’s works and projects, methodic materials, training programs and tasks, student’s documents and etc.
“Authorial” part includes personal materials of tutor’s and graduate’s of Moscow architectural schools who showed their worth in Architecture.
The main exposition is placed at MARHI main building (cab. #215). Museum has already held numerous exhibitions within MARHI walls: thematic – “Students of MAI – artists and soldiers” (1992), “VHUTEMAS environment” (1995): and some dedicated to the art of G.Bahrin, A. Burov, I. Mashkov, I. Gioltovsky, I. Nikolaev, G. Golc, M. Barsh, N. Colly, C. Satunc, M. Turkus, E. Lancere. Museum materials were exposed in the halls of Moscow and abroad: “Stroytech-94” (1994), “Moscow-Berlin” (1995), “City Architecture” in Tokyo (1997) and others.
Museum has issued series of brochures named “Masters of Moscow architectural school” and also 2 issues of collection “Moscow Architectural Schools” (Historical datas, M., 1995; Teachers and pupils M., 1999).
Architectural schools of Moscow (due to MARHI Museum materials):
- Archirectural scools (1749-1801) .
- Kremlin architectural school (1801-1865)
- Architectural department of UJVZ(The school of art, sculpt and architecture) (1866-1918) .
- Architectural courses at Higher educational institutions in 1910's.
- Architectural department at MIGI.
- VHUTEMAS (1920-1927)
- Moscow Architectural Institute (ASI-MAI-MARHI).