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THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS OF LITHUANIAN MUSEUMS

Collection of Iconography from the A. Pushkin Literary Museum

The A.Pushkin Literary Museum is located in an authentic dwelling house of Markučiai manor built around 1868 and previously owned by poet Alexander Pushkin‘s son Grigoriy (1855-1935) and his wife Varvara Melnikova Pushkina (1855-1935). Museum‘s collections consist of authentic furniture, everyday things, publications, photographs, lithographs, paintings, sculptures and other artworks as well as family papers and documents from the archive of the former Markučiai manor that used to belong to Grigoriy and Varvara Pushkin till the thirties of the 20th century when it was nationalised.

Made by Vilnius photographers Mironas and Leonas Butkovski, Alexander Vladyslav Straus, Jan Bulhak as well as other artists who worked either in Vilnius or elsewhere in the country and foreign cities, the artworks – i.e. photos and photo negatives – at the virtual exhibition encompass a century from 1839 till 1939.

We hope that personalities, fragments of landscape and reflections of events immortalised in the photographic documents will make the visitors to better understand and visualise the life, fashion, architectural trends, everyday life and the uniqueness of the former Markučiai manor at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.

Group portrait of a committee set up to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of A.Pushkin

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