Museum Cluster


14.11 - 14.12.2014

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Program: [Contemporary art and contemporary society]

The Shchusev State Museum of Architecture
St Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation
National Center for Contemporary Art
The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications
Supported by
Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning
St Petersburg Committee for Culture

within the St. Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design


November 14 – December 14, 2014

Museum Cluster

In February 2013 the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture with the support of Moscow Committee of Architecture and Urban Development held a competition for the best concept of a museum cluster – a public urban space in the very center of Moscow (within the area between Borovitskaya square, intersection of Mokhovaya and Znamenka streets, Vozdvizhenka street and Krestovozdvizhenskiy alley). The purpose of this competition was to raise awareness of the problems that Moscow’s historical center is facing and help find new resources to address them.

The task for the participants of this competition was to design a network of walking-tour routes and art-spaces that would link together main architectural landmarks within walking distance from each other and create an urban space that is both convenient and friendly, a “museum cluster” that could become Moscow’s new symbol. Such spaces are integral part of city life in a number of world’s cultural centers, such as Stockholm, Madrid and Vienna, and attract tourists from across the world.

Ideas for tapping the potential of Moscow’s historical center and turning it into a place of artistic excellence submitted to the competition were first presented to the public at Shchusev
State Museum of Architecture in Moscow in 2013. According to the jury many of suggested projects are ready for implementation. The projects submitted for the “Museum Cluster” contest will be on view in the Central Museum of Communications in St. Petersburg as part of the Biennale of Museum Design.

Curator: Irina Korbina

Address: Central Museum of Communications (4, Pochtamtskiy per.)

Museum hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Closed: Sunday, Monday and last Thursday of every month

Admission Ticket: 150 rub

Tel.: +7 (812) 323 9718


2a, Glinki st, St Petersburg.  © National centre for contemporary arts. Developement [artinfo]. [Andrey Velikanov]'s design