ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: H-264
Sankt-Peterburgskii gosudarstvennyi muzei teatral'nogo i muzykal'nogo iskusstva (SPbGMTiMI)
|1980–1991||Leningradskii gosudarstvennyi muzei teatral'nogo i muzykal'nogo iskusstva (LGMTiMI)
[Leningrad State Museum of Theater and Musical Arts]
|1933–1980||Leningradskii gosudarstvennyi teatral'nyi muzei (LGTM)
[Leningrad State Theater Museum]
|1929–1933||Muzei leningradskikh gosudarstvennykh teatrov (Muzei Lengosteatrov)
[Museum of the Leningrad State Theaters]
|1924–1929||Muzei leningradskikh gosudarstvennykh akademicheskikh teatrov (Muzei Lengosteatrov)
[Museum of the Leningrad State Academic Theaters]
|1918–1924||Muzei petrogradskikh gosudarstvennykh akademicheskikh teatrov (Muzei Akteatrov)
[Museum of the Petrograd State Academic Theaters]
The museum of the Petrograd State Academic Theaters was founded in December 1918 (on the order of A.V. Lunacharskii), on the basis of materials from the Production Department (Postanovochnaia chast') of the Administration of Imperial Theaters (Direktsiia imperatorskikh teatrov), including its archives and library as well as the former museum of the Imperial Alexandra (Aleksandrinskii) Theater. The exhibits were first opened to the public in 1922. Established in the building that previously housed the theater administration and theater school (constructed starting in 1818 as designed by Carlo [K.I.] Rossi), the museum took over a number of important private collections, which had been nationalized as part of the State Museum Fond, including those of the performers I.F. Gorbunov, A.E. Molchanov, V.V. Protopopov, and S.F. Svetlov, and the House-Museum of M.G. Savina. The name and formal administrative affiliation of the museum changed several times during the Soviet period, but its collections remained relatively stable. In 1934 the museum acquired part of the collections of the Music Library of the Administration of Imperial Theaters (see G-22). The current name of the museum dates from 1991.
The museum has branches, the archival collections of which are included in the fonds of the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Musical Arts (http://www.theatremuseum.ru/expo/):
(1) The N.A. Rimskii-Korsakov Memorial Apartment-Museum (Memorial'nyi muzei-kvartira N.A. Rimskogo-Korsakova), opened in 1971 in the apartment where the composer Nikolai Andreevich Rimskii-Korsakov (1844–1908) lived from 1893 until his death (196002, St. Petersburg, Zagorodnyi prosp., 28; tel.  315-39-75; tel./fax:  713-32-08; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; websites: http://www.rimski-korsakov.narod.ru/; http://www.rimski-korsakov.narod.ru/e... (Eng); http://www.theatremuseum.ru/info/rim_...; http://www.museum.ru/M129), which was opened in 1971.
(2) The Museum of the History of Russian Operatic Theater and the F.I. Chaliapin Memorial Apartment (Muzei istorii russkogo opernogo teatra i memorial'naia kvartira F.I. Shaliapina), first opened in 1975. It was substantially renovated and reopened in 1995 in the building of the former Perm School, where the well-known Russian opera singer Fedor Ivanovich Chaliapin (Shaliapin) (1873–1938) lived from 1914 until his emigration in 1922. Chaliapin’s archive and personal possessions were preserved by his close friend and former owner of the apartment, I.G. Dvorishchin, and subsequently transferred to the museum. Some of the archival materials, rich in documentation on the history of Russian opera, are exhibited in addition to Chaliapin’s collection of Russian art. (197022, St. Petersburg, ul. Graftio, 2b; tel. 234-10-56; e-mail: email@example.com; webpages: http://www.museum.ru/M162; http://www.theatremuseum.ru/info/sha.....
(3) The Samoilov Family Memorial Apartment-Museum (Memorial'nyi muzei-kvartira Samoilovykh), opened in 1994, is housed in the building where the Russian actor of the Imperial Alexandra Theater, Vasilii Vasil'evich Samoilov (1812–1887), lived with his family, many of whom followed his footsteps on the stage. The exhibits, including “The Samoilov Dynasty and Theater Life of Petersburg,” are based on the rich personal fond of V.V. Samoilov, long held in SPbGMTiMI, together with the collection of his son. (191025, St. Petersburg, ul. Stremiannaia, 8; tel. 764-11-30; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; webpages: http://www.museum.ru/M163; http://www.theatremuseum.ru/info/sam....).
(4) The Museum of Music in Sheremetev Palace—Sheremetev House on Fontanka (Muzei muzyki v Sheremetevskom dvortse—Fontannyi dom Sheremetevykh), transferred to the State Museum of Theater and Music in 1990, ranks as a landmark of Russian architecture of the eighteenth century. The house where the Sheremetev family lived for 150 years was long a center of the musical life of Petersburg. It was nationalized together with its collections in 1918. During the 1920s it was used for the Museum of Early Life (Muzei starogo byta), which was part of the Historical Daily-Life Division of the Russian Museum, but it was subsequently used by various other organizations. (191104, St. Petersburg, nab. Reki Fontanki, 34; tel./fax: 272-38-98; e-mail: email@example.com; websites: http://www.museum.ru/M102; http://www.theatremuseum.ru/info/sher...).