Irina Bukhantsova, Lyudmila Snytko
RUSSIA’S GOLDEN MAP
#2 2008 (19)
The Irkutsk Art Museum named after Vladimir Sukachev (the Sukachev Irkutsk Art Museum) is sometimes called the “Siberian Tretyakov Gallery” or the “Siberian Hermitage” because of the richness and diversity of the museum’s collections: Russian art from the earliest time, Western European and Oriental art - paintings, drawings, sculpture, applied art; folk art, numismatics, archaeology, and other collections. The department of Siberian art spanning a period from the Palaeolithic age to the present day is unique. The collection has more than 20,000 items overall
The 31st exhibition of “Russia’s Golden Map”
“Like England created London and France created Paris, Siberia created Irkutsk.
Siberia is proud of Irkutsk, and unless you have seen Irkutsk, you have not seen Siberia.”