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Museum and Exhibition Complex of the Moscow region "New Jerusalem" (hereinafter, the Museum "New Jerusalem") is one of the largest regional museums associated with the unique monument of the Moscow region - Resurrection New Jerusalem Monastery. 

The Museum’s Collection includes more than 180 thousand objects despite the huge losses as a result of World War II. It encompasses a collection of archaeological and ethnographic material, written sources and documentary photographs, manuscripts and rare books, coins, weapons, Russian and foreign art materials from different eras (icon painting, fabrics, paintings, graphics, decorative art 16th-21st centuries etc.). Our collection reflects the historical and cultural development of the Moscow region, as one of the key regions of Russia, from its settlement to the present day. The Museum’s collection also includes unique exhibits that are directly associated with the history of the New Jerusalem Monastery and the personality of its founder - the sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Nikon.

Located on the north-western outskirts of Istra (Voskresensk in the past). Since its foundation in 1920 our museum had been located within the walls of the New Jerusalem Monastery, in 2013 the Museum moved to a new building on the opposite coast of the Istra river.

 

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