Timiryazev Museum of Horse Breeding
The Horse Breeding Museum was opened in Moscow in 1929. Its equestrian exhibition is truly unique and has no analogues in the world. That's why among the visitors coming to admire it, there are not only people from Russia but also foreign visitors.
The exposition of the Horse Breeding Museum is based on the collection of the famous Russian horse breeder Jacob Butovich. At one time, he opened a horse gallery in the Tula province. The basis of the collection were portraits of the best trotters of his horse breeding farm.
The portraits were created by outstanding Russian painters - Surikov, Vereshchagin, Vrubel, Serov and Polenov. In 1928, the collection of 1,200 exhibits was moved to Moscow and became the basis for the future Horse Breeding Museum.
The unique nature of the Museum collection is worth mentioning. It includes over 3,500 paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, a video library with over 55 thousand negatives, extensive theme collection of stamps, postcards and envelopes, badges, and great variety of souvenirs. The library contains more than 12 million books and magazines on horse breeding, from unique folios of the XVI-XVII centuries to modern Russian and foreign publications.
The Museum exhibits pictures of famous Russian stallions, the glory of which is based on many victories and records.
The Museum regularly showcases its exhibition in different countries of the world: overseas, the exhibition enjoys huge success among horse lovers.
The Horse Breeding Museum is located at: 44 Timiryazevskaya St., Academy, Moscow (metro Voikovskaya and Timiryazevskaya).
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