Museum holdings


The permanent exhibitions of the Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture display hundreds of valuable items. However, the general public only sees a part of them. The collections are constantly growing, and the Museum employees conserve and study these items. Changing exhibits and research papers are prepared based on these items.

Graphic Arts Collection
The Museum’s rich collection of graphic materials includes paintings and graphic items, sculptures, pieces of applied art, engravings and lithographs, scene designs, sketches for costumes, unique photographs, reverse images, and stereoscopic pairs. The collection also includes portraits of famous musicians and scenic paintings for musicals.
Paintings by Vasily Perov, Nikolai Ge, Mikhail Vrubel, Alexandre Benois, Boris Kustodiev, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Martiros Saryan, and Boris Chaliapin are the pride of the Museum. Scenographic pieces by Konstantin Korovin, Ivan Bilibin, Valentin Serov, Nicholas Roerich, Aleksandr Golovin, Fyodor Fedorovsky, Vadim Ryndin, Alexander Tyshler, and Isaac Rabinovich show the evolution of Russian and then Soviet music theater. The graphic art collection also includes photographic documents from the very first days of photography to the present: portrait photographs of the 19th century, everyday amateur photographs and professional items of photojournalism of the 20th and 21st centuries recording music events like opening nights, contest and festival performances, concerts and congresses of public musical organizations. Russian and foreign musicians look at us from photographs of various periods made at the photography parlors of Charles Fisher, Carl Bergamasco, Vasily Chekhovsky and from original negatives by Moisei Nappelbaum, Boris Fabisovich, and Sergei. Khenkin.

Archive Materials and Manuscripts Collection
Manuscripts in the Museum collection are dated from the 16th century to the present.
More than five hundred personal archives of composers, performers, and musical figures include musical and literary manuscripts, memoirs, diaries, letters, documents, printed books with inscriptions, photographs, playbills, posters and memorabilia.
The most valuable memorabilia are related to the work of Mikhail Glinka, Alexander Alyabyev, Alexander Borodin, Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Gretchaninov, Dmitri Shostakovich, Alexander Scriabin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Hector Berlioz, Gioachino Rossini, and Franz Liszt. Rare manuscript chant books from the period from the 16th to the 20th century form the collection of Russian sacred music. The Collection also includes items related to eminent singers and instrumentalists like Feodor Chaliapin, Ivan Kozlovsky, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Ksenia Erdeli, and others. The collection also reflects the activities of various musical institutions and organizations, theaters, music groups and music publishing houses – the Russian Musical Society, the Moscow Conservatory, the Maly Theatre, Persymphans, and the music publishers P. Jurgenson and V. Bessel and Co.
The Museum experts have prepared many unique and previously unknown documents for their first publication. Pieces from the Museum collections are made available for research activities in the Museum’s Reading Hall.

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Musical Instruments Collection

The collection from the 13th century to the present includes about 3,000 items. It has been being formed since the 1880s. The collection includes folk instruments of the ethnic groups of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries, as well as countries of Western Europe, Africa, Asia, America, and Australia. It also contains instruments representing the European professional tradition, mechanical and electrical musical instruments, and recording and audio devices of the first half of the 20th century. The permanent exhibition “Musical Instruments of the World” displays about 900 pieces.
This collection is mostly formed by instruments previously owned by eminent musicians, like the violin of David Oistrakh, cellos of Daniil Shafran and Leonid Furer, guitars owned by Feodor Chaliapin, Andrei Sychra, Ivan Rom-Lebedev, and Leonid Utyosov, trumpets owned by Sergei Eremin, Mikhail Tabakov and Timofei Dokschitzer, button accordions owned by A.F. Danilov, A.I. Kuznetsov, I.K. Kuznetsov, and Yuri Kuznetsov, balalaikas owned by Vasily Andreyev, Boris Troyanovsky, and Nikolai Osipov, and a harp owned by Ksenia Erdeli.

“Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture: Collection of Fretted Instruments. Guitars, citterns, mandolins, banjos, zithers, and harps" catalogue

Printed Sources Collection
includes books, music periodicals, scores, posters and playbills, published both domestically and abroad, documenting the history of domestic and foreign music and musical theater, as well as documents on the study of instruments, folklore, and the decorative and graphic arts.
The books collection includes general books (dictionaries, reference books and encyclopedias); catalogues of sound-recording companies, music publishing firms and companies making musical instruments; research papers by research institutions and eminent music researchers; memoirs of members of the art community; and art books. Items of particular value include the personal book collections of eminent musicians like Sergei Prokofiev, Nikolai Myaskovsky; musicologists Pavel Lamm, Boleslav Yavorsky, and Roman Gruber; folklorists like Victor Belyayev, Kliment Kvitka, and Evgeny Gippius, as well as Nikolai Neapolitansky, D.S. Semenov, V.P. Mashkevich, Victor Musatov, Nazari Raisky, and Alexander Sveshnikov.
Other unique collections are formed by scores printed both domestically and abroad in the 18th and first half of the 19th century, first and lifetime editions of domestic composers, scores and books with autographs and inscriptions, and facsimile editions. The collection of posters and playbills reflect the musical (concert and theatric) life of Moscow, Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and other cities.

Audio and Video Collection
The collection owned by the Museum includes about 89,000 pieces. This is one of the county’s largest collections pertaining to musical culture, not only of multinational Russia, but also of the whole world. This unique archive of phonodocuments makes it possible to trace the evolution of audio recording starting from phonographs, through magnetic recording tape and audio and video cassettes to modern CDs. It was started in 1946. The Museum audio archive is formed by a collection of phonograph records (ca 60,000 pieces), the earliest of which date from the late 19th century. This collection also includes the first records made by the recording companies “Gramophone”, “Zonophone”, “Pathé”, and “Metropol”, as well as the first records of the early Soviet period (particularly, those made by the “Melodiya” recording company) and records made by foreign recording companies. The museum collection also includes early phonograph records of famous singers of the early 20th century, namely Nikolai Bolshakov, Dmitry Bukhtoyarov, Evgeny Vitting, Eugenia Zbrueva, Vladimir Kastorsky, Andrey Labinsky, Lydia Lipkovskaya, Maria Michailova, Antonina Nezhdanova, Varvara Panina, Nadezhda Plevitskaya, Lev Sibiryakov, Leonid Sobinov, and Nikolai Shevelev, as well as of violinists like Fritz Kreisler, Jan Kubelík, and Mikhail Erdenko. A special place is given to the recordings of Feodor Chaliapin.
Later, phonograph records and other museum audio media have preserved the voices and music of such world-famous performers of the 20th century as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Emil Gilels, Walter Gieseking, Alexander Goldenweiser, Glenn Gould, Sviatoslav Richter, Yakov Flier, Leonid Kogan, David Oistrakh, Jascha Heifetz, Beniamino Gigli, Plácido Domingo, Maria Callas, Nikolai Golovanov, Herbert von Karajan, Yevgeny Mravinsky, and Yevgeny Svetlanov, as well as those of famous domestic and foreign orchestras, choirs, and ensembles. The museum collection also includes records of different composer schools, multi-style classical music, concerts and opera performances, folklore music, music for children and popular music.

THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Federal State Budgetary Institution of Culture

Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture

February 11, 2015, Regulation No. 41

Moscow

“On approval of prices for the use of collection materials”

In accordance with Art. 52 of Law of the Russian Federation No. 3612-1 dated October 9, 1992, “Fundamental Principles of the Legislation of the Russian Federation on Culture”; Art. 36 of Federal Law No. 54-FZ dated May 26, 1996, “On Museum Holdings of the Russian Federation and Museums in the Russian Federation”; and Art. 25 and cl. “a” of Art. 26 of the Charter of the Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture, I hereby order:

1. That the following prices for the use of materials from the collections of the Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture be established:

Video, television and film recording

Purpose of playback, duration

Price

1

TV broadcast, 10 min.

3400 RUB

2

Documentary or educational film, 30 min.

Negotiated price

3

Documentary or educational film, 60 min.

13500 RUB

4

Feature film, 30 min.

7800 RUB

5

Feature film, 60 min.

Negotiated price

6

Video/TV filming of one museum object for an educational program

1350 RUB

7

Screening of video materials for any purpose other than advertising

4000 RUB

8

Screening of video materials for advertising purposes

9000 RUB

Prices for the use of copies of collection materials (regardless of copying techniques)

Material type

Genre

Original or copy

Publication status

Price (RUB)

Notes

Music manuscripts

Large forms (scores, piano reductions of operas, ballets, symphonic and choral Op.)

Autograph manuscript, authorized copy

Unpublished

1700 – 6700 RUB

The time of the work’s creation, its historical and museum importance and the general value of the work are taken into consideration.

The price for copying handwritten copies is 50% of the price for copying the autograph

Published

1200 – 4000 RUB

Instrumental and vocal chamber music

Autograph manuscript, authorized copy

Unpublished

900 – 1500 RUB

Published

450 – 700 
RUB

Literary manuscripts


Autograph, authorized typewriting

Unpublished

700 – 1350 RUB

The price of copying handwritten or typewritten copies is 50% of the price for copying the autograph

Published

200 – 600 
RUB

Letters, postcards


Autograph, authorized typewriting

Unpublished

700 – 1200 RUB

The price of copying handwritten or typewritten copies is 50% of the price for copying the autograph

Published

200 – 400 
RUB

Telegrams



Unpublished

600 
RUB


Published

250 
RUB

Programs, invitations



With handwritten notes

700 
RUB


Without handwritten notes

350 
RUB

Playbills/posters



Before 1920

4000 RUB


After 1920

700 
RUB

Printed books and sheet music



Before 1850

(rare books)

1350 -3400 RUB

If any autographs, dedicatory inscriptions or handwritten notes are present, the price will increase by 10%

Before 1945

700 – 3000 RUB

After 1945

450 – 1350 RUB

First and lifetime publications of classical composers




1700 – 3000 RUB

If any autographs, dedicatory inscriptions or handwritten notes are present, the price will increase by 10%

Periodicals, publisher’s catalogs



Before 1920

2400 RUB


After 1920

700 
RUB

Newspaper clippings, incl. those in albums



Before 1920

500 RUB

per 1 clipping

After 1920

300 RUB

Documents


Autograph, authorized copy, printed

Before 1920

700 RUB


After 1920

200 RUB

Photographic documents

(positives, negatives)


Original, unpublished

Before 1920

800 – 2800 RUB

The cost of copying published photographs and reproductions (copies) will decrease by 50%

from 1920 
through 1950

700 – 2000 RUB

after 1950

600 – 1700 RUB

Photo Cards without text (offset printing, photo cards)



Before 1920

900 RUB


After 1920

300 RUB

Replicated graphics (engravings, lithographs, etchings)



Before the 19th century

1350 – 3000 RUB


19th century

900 – 1700 RUB

20th – 21st century

700 – 1350 RUB

Paintings


Original


1350 – 9000 RUB


Copy


400 – 1800 RUB

Scenic designs


Original


1350 – 8000 RUB


Copy


400 – 1700 RUB

Costume sketches


Original


700 – 5000 RUB


Copy


300 – 1350 RUB

Graphics


Original


700 – 5000 RUB


Copy


300 – 2000 RUB

Sculpture


Original


900 – 5000 RUB


Copy


400 – 2000 RUB

Figurines


Original


700 – 4000 RUB


Copy


300 – 1350 RUB

Medals


Original


600 – 2000 RUB


Copy


200 – 850 RUB

Applied and decorative Arts


Original

Copy


700 – 3000 RUB


Musical instruments



Before 1700

13000 – 340000 RUB


18th century and unique instruments of the subsequent period

7300 -20000 RUB

from 1800 to1920

3000 – 13500 RUB

from 1920 to1950

1350 – 7000 RUB

from 1950 to the present

600 – 3000 RUB

Sound reproducing machines



from 1800 to1950

3000 – 13500 RUB


from 1950 to the present

600 – 3000 RUB

Accessories for musical instruments



Before 1800

3000 – 10300 RUB


from 1800 to1920

1350 – 7000 RUB

from 1920 to1950

700 – 3000 RUB

from 1950 to the present

135 – 1350 RUB

Use of Audio Materials & Information Services

Type of service

Unit

Price (RUB)

1

Responding to requests:

- Thematic list of museum audio materials

(note: additional work with archival documents, literature and reference books necessary in order to determine the specifics of the request might lead to an increase in the price – surcharge rate is up to 150%)

position

70-450

2

Making digital copies of audio materials:

- phonograph record 78 rpm

1 min.

900

- phonograph record 33 rpm

1 min.

800

- magnetic recordings

1 min.

700

- digital recordings

1 min.

700

3

Work with audio materials (in the form of digital copies) using the Museum’s technical equipment (listening):

- phonograph record 78 rpm

Dep. item

80

- phonograph record 33 rpm

Dep. item

70

- magnetic recordings

Dep. item

60

- digital recordings

Dep. item

60

2. That the following prices for photographing, scanning, photocopying, electronic copying and CD recording be established

Type of service

Price in rubles, depending on paper size

Notes

А3

А4

1

Production of black-and-white photocopies of a publication

70

30

Books and sheet music from the library collection published after 1945, in fair condition, of a standard format, with a spine up to 4 cm thick are available for copying. The number of copied pages shall not exceed 25% of the publication’s total size.

2

Scanning and digital photocopying of manuscripts and other materials

180

135

Musical and literary manuscripts (autographs and handwritten copies), programmes, playbills, printed materials, photographic negatives and positives, and paintings are available for scanning and photocopying.

3

Materials photocopied using the customer’s equipment with mandatory provision of digital copies with no reduction in image quality to the Museum

120

90

Books and sheet music from the library collection published after 1945, in fair preservation, of a standard format, with a spine up to 4 cm thick are available for copying. The number of copied pages shall not exceed 25% of the total.

Notes:

- image characteristics of scanned files and photos provided to the customer: maximum pixels on the widest side - 2000; file format - jpg.

- in the case of copying using the customer’s equipment, photocopies with no reduction in image quality shall be provided to the Museum.

3. That the following surcharge index for all types of services be established:

3.1. For television and film recording or photography of an exhibit at an exhibition involving the opening of showcases - 1.5

3.2. For expedited copying of collection materials (within 1 day of the date of payment) – 2

3.3. For the right to publish copies in educational and methodological journals – 1.1

3.4. For the right to publish copies in academic journals – 1.2

3.5. For the right to publish copies in periodicals and newspapers – 1.3

3.6. For the right to publish copies in popular science and art books – 1.3

3.7. For the right to publish copies in calendars, postcards, posters and other forms of advertising publications – 2

3.8 For provision of copying services to non-residents of the Russian Federation - 2

Note: expedited fulfillment of a request for delivery of materials to the reading room (same day) – 400 RUB per depository item.

4. That a discount rate of 0.5 - 0.9 be applied for cultural and art institutions, non-commercial educational institutions, museums and STRC Kultura (in connection with a long-term contract).

5. Copyrighted materials which are not in the public domain (personal diaries, letters and autographs, etc.) will be copied only with the permission of the owner of the exclusive rights.

6. Copies of materials of other state institutions shall be copied only with the approval of the institution where the original is kept.

7. A contract shall be drawn up for all work related to copying materials from the collections.

8. Regulation № 180 “On approval of prices for copying collection materials” dated June 1, 2013 shall be abolished.

9. The rates for copying collection materials are effective upon the signing of the Regulation.

10. Supervision of the execution of the Regulation shall be conferred on the Chief Curator.

Director General V.V. Lisenko