Virtual Museum of Fine Arts by Alexander Lavrov

Alexander Lavrov


Bol'shoy Bul'var 42 Scolkovo, Moscow 121205 Russia

 Heritage in Motion Best App Award 2018


Bridge Between Past and Future - A New Museum for the New Generation, Built by Its Hands



This project has a decade long digital history, focused on the story of the physical world of the last century. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex that is currently in possession of one of the largest world art collections from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the present.


The idea of creating a Museum quarter on Volkhonka Street was conceived by Ivan Tsvetaev, the founder of the Museum. In 2014, a competition was held to design the architectural concept of the Museum quarter, which the project Rhizosphere won. After the completion of the reconstruction project, nine museums will operate on the territory of the Museum Quarter.

For achieving a joint design process with museum staff, architects, builders, government and other stakeholders, a virtual interactive 3D model of the whole Museum Quarter was developed. This system has already been used for the Olympic games, the largest transport hub - La Sagrera in Barcelona - and many other large-scale projects, but it was the first museum implementation for a system like this. Every member of the project team can simulate their work using this 3D interactive tool. We can use it to place pictures, statues, security guards, lights, cafes, chairs, and many other items. The Museum has made plans for its future as far forward as 2025 . It is very important for an exhibition which contains some of the world's most valuable heritage (such as the work of the Pre-Raphaelites).



More than 3000 children participate in museum programs and planning the museum of the future. They became young curators and the Museum understands how the next generation will see museums in 2025.




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