Museum of Packaging in Perm
Perm, Kosmonavtov highway, building 330a/1
Tel.: +7 (902) 471-93-27
By prior arrangement
The founder of the museum
Maxim Arnoldovich Ozhegov
The museum was created on the basis of a printing company that produces modern types of packaging, made of polymer films, paper, and foil. What domestic packaging was used earlier, say, fifty or a hundred years ago? The answer to this question will be given to you by the “Museum of Packaging” in Perm, opened in 2009.
The museum has collected more than one and a half thousand items made of tin, glass, and cardboard. The exhibition is divided into two periods – the Russian, from 1870 to 1917, and the Soviet, from 1917 to 1965. There are a variety of boxes, cans, bottles, and bubbles, which then served as packaging for confectionery, tea, perfumes, tobacco products, and many other things.
Based on the museum’s exposition, the “Palette of Russian Packaging” illustrated album has been published, which collects and systematizes a large amount of information about famous Russian firms from the second half of the 19th – early 20th century, and traces the formation of merchant dynasties and the fate of their enterprises during the first Soviet period. The publication is perfectly illustrated with a huge number of photos of packaging items from those times. In addition, you can learn a lot of interesting facts about famous people of that era – for example, about the love of Boris Pasternak for Ida Vysotskaya, or how a Russian perfumer invented perfume №5 for Coco Chanel, or about the relationship to the tobacco factory “Dukat” such people like Fanny Kaplan, Sergei Yesenin, and Mikhail Bulgakov had.