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18.05.2016 15:48

University takes pride in its museums

On 18 May, International Museum Day is celebrated. This holiday goes back to 1978 when it was officially established during a meeting of the International Museum Council. Today, the holiday is celebrated in 150 countries, and it is not surprising – every state has museums that constitute their national assets.

VSU's museums play an important role in university life. They treasure memories of historical events, tell visitors about the wonders of the flora and fauna of the surrounding world, and opens a doorway to the past. Many museum exhibits were obtained as a result of exchange with other Russian museums or were presented by individual collectors. The staff of VSU's museums cherishes the ancient items and bring new collection exhibits from expeditions. This holiday is a wonderful opportunity to thank them for their important and highly valuable work. The funds and the exhibitions of the 11 university museums are constantly growing and can show off interesting, and sometimes unique, collections that are open to all visitors.

VSU's Book Museum has about 60 thousand books. Ancient books tell us about distant times and their artistic finish leave us amazed and proud. They have enduring value for current and future generations.

Address: Room 246v, building № 1, 1 Universitetskaya Ploschad, Voronezh
Telephone: +7 (473) 220-83-13
Web: www.museum.lib.vsu.ru

Every guest to the Museum of History has a chance to witness events from the past thanks to the special atmosphere of the museum and the creativity of the museum staff who organise various excursions and exhibitions. The Museum provides its visitors with an opportunity to admire various scientific, technological, and cultural achievements that are closely connected with the history of the university which contributed a lot to the development of the history of Russia, the Voronezh region, and the city of Voronezh.

Address: Room 209, building №1, 1 Universitetskaya Ploschad, Voronezh
Telephone: +7 (473) 220-83-13

The VSU Ethnographic Museum is one of the newest university museums. It houses a large collection of household items, clothes, and jewellery produced by the people of the Voronezh region. All the items of the museum's collection were collected by VSU students during practical visits to various villages of the region.

Address: Room 89, building № 2, 10 Ploschad Lenina, Voronezh
Telephone: +7 (473) 255-99-49

The Archaeological Museum stands out among the university's museums. It is one of the oldest and houses a large collection of antiques, most of which were found at various excavation sites. These items include household items and jewellery produced by the people of oriental countries and Ancient Greece.

Address: Room 106, building № 8, 88 Moskovsky Prospect, Voronezh
Telephone: +7 (473) 221-27-46
E-mail address: arche@hist.vsu.ru
Web: www.hist.vsu.ru/archmus

The collection of VSU’s Geology Museum has been been put together by the staff, graduates, and students from the Faculty of Geology. The museum has over 4,000 exhibits: minerals, ores, rocks from different regions, and a palaeontological collection.

Address: Room  202A, building № 1, 1 Universitetskaya Ploschad, Voronezh
Telephone: +7 (473) 220-86-34

The exhibitions of the Professor Anderikhin Soils Museum tells its visitors about the origin of various soils, the specifics of their formation, and their function as part of the biosphere. Some of the unique items are of great historical, ecological, and collection value.

Address: Building № 1, 1 Universitetskaya Ploschad, Voronezh
Telephone: +7 (473) 220-85-77

The Professor Khmelov Central Black Earth Region Vegetation Museum includes such sections as a semantics section, ecologo-phytocenotic section, and nature conservancy section. Specialised tours to the museum for students and pupils are regularly held by the staff from the Department of Plant Biology and Ecology of the Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences of Voronezh State University.

Address: Room 371, building № 1, 1 Universitetskaya Ploschad, Voronezh
Telephone: +7 (473) 220-88-37
Web: www.vsu.ru/russian/structure/museums/fito

The two departments of the Professor Barabash-Nikiforov Zoology Museum have about 1,000 exhibits. Thanks to the artistic skill of taxidermists, the museum exhibits demonstrate the natural characteristics of the animals on display. Students and schoolchildren of Voronezh are frequent guests of the Zoological Museum.

Address: Room 288, building № 1, 1 Universitetskaya Ploschad, Voronezh
Tel.: +7 (473) 220-88-84
Web: www.vsu.ru/russian/structure/museums/zoo

The goal of the Nature Museum of Usmansky Pinewood Forest is to provide opportunities for practical studies for the students from the Faculty of Biology. It also focuses on the conservation of natural resources and promoting environmental awareness among people of different ages.

Address: VSU’s “Venevitinovo” Educational and Research Bioсentre, Venevitinovo, Shuberskoye settlement, Voronezh region
Telephone: +7 (473) 251-82-41

The Virtual Museum of the University Computer Centre presents photographs and other documents reproducing the atmosphere of the everyday life of this subdivision of Voronezh State University between 1959 and 1999. The guests of the museum have a chance to learn more about each department of the Computer Centre and its outstanding employees.

Web: www.uic.vsu.ru/ccmuseum/

VSU’s Anatomy Museum was established on the premises of the Human and Animal Physiology Department of the Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences and at the moment is the only facility in the Central Black Earth Region to offer opportunities for training specialists in morphological and clinical subjects based on modern environmentally-friendly and convenient methodologies. The museum has over 200 natural anatomical demonstration aids.

Address: Building № 4, 16 Pushkinskaya, Voronezh.

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