Museum of Jewelry Art
Kostroma, ul. Sovetskaya, 7
Tel.: +7 (967) 684-37-53
Daily from 10:00 to 18:00
Adults – 100 rubles
Preferential (school children, students, Pensioners) – 50 rubles
– Groups of up to 10 people – 300 rubles
– Groups of up to 25 people – 500 rubles
Founder of the museum (Director)
Denis Sergeevich Ivantsov
Owner of the museum
Andrey Vitalievich Smirnov
The idea of opening the Museum of Jewelry Art in Kostroma had been “in the air” for several years. The Kostroma entrepreneur Andrey Smirnov implemented this successful idea. He was able to bring together a team of people with different aspirations: photographers, jewelers, artists, historians, architects, and builders. The result was the opening of the unique Museum of Jewelry Art.
The museum presents exhibits related to the history and development of the Kostroma jewelry craft. Photos of the first jewelry are presented as well as jewelry from the turn of the 19th-20th centuries, created by Kostroma and Krasnoselsk master-jewelers. The museum has reconstructed an artisan workshop containing authentic hand tools, which was so masterly used by the Kostroma jewelers.
A separate part of the museum is dedicated to the development of Kostroma jewelry traditions in the 19th century, with its ups and downs. In particular, unique exhibits from the famous Krasnoselskaya filigree, a souvenir group of both famous masters (Raphael Medvedev, Peter Chulkov, Ivan Shedov, Yuri Kavalerov, Sergei Bezrukov, and Tatyana Haleeva) and the students of the Krasnoselsky School of Artistic Metalworking are presented.
The museum’s collection presents samples and replicas of jewelry art in pre-revolutionary Russia (body crosses, fragments of a warehouses, earrings, and many other things) and the genuine handmade tool of the artisan jeweler, as well as the products of the mass group and the original jewelry of Kostroma artists-jewelers of the Soviet and post-Soviet periods, including works in the “filigree” technique.