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ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: H-242Last update of repository: 18 March 2020
Muzei dekorativno-prikladnogo iskusstva Sankt-Peterburgskoi gosudarstvennoi khudozhestvenno-promyshlennoi akademii im. A.L. Shtiglitsa (Muzei DPI)
Access & Facilities
Access to the archival holdings requires an official letter addressed to the rector of the Academy or the museum director stating the subject and aim of the proposed research.
Researchers are accommodated in the museum offices, where materials are available the day they are ordered.
Photocopies can be prepared.
There are opisi and a card catalogue. A new reference system for the Graphic Arts Fond is currently being prepared.
The school library (ca. 140,000 vols.) was founded in 1879. Its prerevolutionary collections included many manuscript books, as well as valuable seventeenth- and eighteenth-century albums (many with miniatures) acquired at auctions in Western Europe. It acquired the libraries of P.E. Kornilov, V.P. Koz'menko, and I.A. Vaks. But most of the prerevolutionary holdings were subsequently dispersed, when the museum was closed down. The library now holds literature on the decorative and applied arts, as well as standard technical documentation. There is a card catalogue of illustrations.