Archive for August, 2012
The State Armoury Museum is a kind of encyclopedia of Russian art and Russian history. Most of the items on display here were actually made on the territory of the Moscow Kremlin, in the workshops that served the grand princes and tsars. Many of the works which are kept in the Armoury are connected with the names of famous figures in Russian history, and some pieces are mentioned in documents dating back to the 14th century as symbols of the power of the Grand Princes and the Russian state.
The Armoury collection, the only one of its kind in Russia, enables you to form a clear picture of the exceptional mastery of Russian gold- and silversmiths. From the unique objects in this collection you can trace the development of Russian decorative and applied art and learn about the different methods of working precious metals.