Now firmly recognized as the most remarkable Ural art museum the museum the State Art Gallery in Perm – city houses the largest public collection of old and contemporary Russian art as well as European, Eastern and antique works of art. It possesses 40,000 items including icons, oil paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and objects of applied arts.
On the permanent display there are fascinating portraits, landscapes and pictures by distinguished 16-19 centuries Russian and foreign painters and early 20 century avangard paintings by well-known Russian artists.
The pearl of the collection is the permanent exhibition of invaluable wooden sculptures featuring the images of the Savior, Our Lady and Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church created by the local professional and amateur craftsmen from the 17-18 centuries. The history and heritage of the Kama river region with Perm as the center come alive in the changing exhibitions of classic and contemporary art which are complemented by extensive archive materials of the scientific department. There is also an international program of changing exhibitions with Germany, the United Kingdom, Korea and USA as well as collaboration programs through the institutions such as central Russian Museum as well as British Council, George Soros Fund and the Getty Center.
Russian law does not permit museums to change attributions independently. According to article 10.24 of the decree of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, 8 December 2009,No 842, changes in attributions, dating, iconography etc. are only to be implemented after an official decision by the museum council, restorers and advice of outside experts. Changes “are to be put in the registration system in red ink”.
In order to prevent problems, we have chosen to present the official attributions and in addition new ones. The overview of the Dutch and Flemish collection of the Perm State Art Gallery has been updated with the cooperation of:
Igor Martynov, RF Lia Gorter, NL Bernard Vermet, NL Farida Guseynova, NL