Events in the museum


Darwin Museum took part in the international AR project Google Arts & Culture

Darwin Museum took part in the international AR project Google Arts & Culture

26 August 2020 How does it feel to find one of the oldest creatures on the planet in your apartment? Augmented Reality (AR) technology and Google Arts & Culture make it possible: Meet Cambropachicopus, an alien species of Cyclops Shrimp that lived on Earth over 520 million years ago. In collab ...

New replenishment of Darwin museum collection – A skeleton of the Acacia rat (Thallomys sp.)

New replenishment of Darwin museum collection – A skeleton of the Acacia rat (Thallomys sp.)

20 August 2020 This is a new skeleton of an acacia rat made for the museum's osteological collection by the Museum taxidermist’s apprentice. Acacia rat (Thallomys sp.) is a member of the mouse family, reaching an average length of 30 cm if you measure them from the tip of the nose to the ...

New! A Taxidermied European honey buzzard

New! A Taxidermied European honey buzzard

18 August 2020 The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus Linnaeus, 1758) is a diurnal bird of prey of the hawk family. It is a medium-sized bird with a wingspan of about 1.2 m. Distributed in most of Europe and the west of Asia, in the east - to Altai. Most common in the middle and southern t ...

New arrivals in the State Darwin Museum collection

New arrivals in the State Darwin Museum collection

13 August 2020 Today the fund-purchasing commission of the State Darwin Museum accepted new objects into the funds. The new jewel is the aberrant woolly rhinoceros skull. It was found in Yakutia in near the Lake Holokun. In addition to its impressive size, the skull surprises with its anomalie ...

New! A taxidermied Eurasian Ruffe  

New! A taxidermied Eurasian Ruffe  

19 March 2020 The taxidermied fish collection of Darwin museum has recently been replenished by a new specimen. The museum’s talented taxidermist Oksana Mbita Ebele did an excellent job – she gave a second life to a catch of one of her colleagues who is fond of fishing. The Eurasian ruffe (Gym ...

A New Replenishment of Darwin Museum Collection – the Skull of the South African Springhare

A New Replenishment of Darwin Museum Collection – the Skull of the South African Springhare

4 March 2020 The skull was prepared by one of Darwin museum’s taxidermists using the materials provided by the Moscow zoo. The South African springhare (Pedetes capensis Forster, 1778) is the species in the genus Pedetes, and is native to southern Africa. It is not a hare, but a rodent. The s ...

A gift to Darwin museum from Astrakhan Biosphere Nature Reserve – a nest of the Eurasian penduline tit

A gift to Darwin museum from Astrakhan Biosphere Nature Reserve – a nest of the Eurasian penduline tit

14 December 2019 An unusual gift from the South of Russia arrived at Darwin museum – a nest of the Eurasian penduline tit or European penduline tit (Remiz pendulinus). A passerine bird is famous for its unique nest construction reminding a mitten. The nest has a complex structure and is made of p ...

New member of Darwin Museum collection – a taxidermied European hamster

New member of Darwin Museum collection – a taxidermied European hamster

16 September 2019 We are happy to introduce a new member of Darwin Museum collection – a taxidermied European hamster (Cricetus cricetus Linnaeus, 1758). This cute little fellow looks cozy, hibernating in its nest. During winter hibernation it occasionally wakes up to feed from the storage chamber ...

New! A taxidermy mount of Narrow-lined puffer (Arothron manilensis)

New! A taxidermy mount of Narrow-lined puffer (Arothron manilensis)

9 July 2019 Darwin museum is happy to announce a new replenishment of taxidermy collection - Narrow-lined puffer. The Darwin museum taxidermist, Valentina Koubanina has recently finished working on this beautiful fish, made from materials provided by oceanarium No.1, Trade Centre “RIO”, Mosc ...

New replenishment of Darwin museum collection – The common hamster or the European hamster

New replenishment of Darwin museum collection – The common hamster or the European hamster

24 June 2019 A new member of taxidermy mounts collection of Darwin museum - the common hamster, also known as the Eurasian hamster or the European hamster. He was named after a renowned Russian poet and writer - Mikhail Lermontov, as he was found on a street named after the poet in Simpheropo ...

Darwin museum is proud to welcome a new rare exhibit – a taxidermy mount of a black jaguar

Darwin museum is proud to welcome a new rare exhibit – a taxidermy mount of a black jaguar

17 June 2019 Darwin museum taxidermists have recently finished working on a new taxidermy mount of a black jaguar, commonly known as black panther. The museum holds one of the world’s biggest collections of animals with variations in skin color(albinism and melanism). However, this is the fir ...

A new resident of Darwin museum – a taxidermy mount of four-eyed opossum.

A new resident of Darwin museum – a taxidermy mount of four-eyed opossum.

14 June 2019 A wonderful opossum taxidermy mount was made by the museum’s taxidermist – Oksana Mbita Ebele. The opossum is a marsupial of the order Didelphimorphia endemic to the Americas - Central and South America, from Mexico to the Northern Argentina. This is the only representative of ma ...

A new member of Darwin museum collection – a taxidermy mount of humpback salmon

A new member of Darwin museum collection – a taxidermy mount of humpback salmon

13 June 2019 The fish taxidermy mounts collection has recently been replenished by a new piece. The museum’s taxidermist Valentina Kubanina has skillfully made a taxidermy mount of humpback salmon, brought from the Russian Far East.Humpback salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) is a species of anad ...

A gift to the museum from Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Oleg Zakomorny - the author's graphic work "The sketch of polar bears"

A gift to the museum from Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Oleg Zakomorny - the author's graphic work "The sketch of polar bears"

15 March 2019 Oleg Zakomorny donated to the museum his graphic work “The Sketch of Polar Bears” (2009), which had been displayed at his personal exhibition “Parts of the Whole” held at the State Darwin Museum Jan. 31 – Oct. 3, 2019. Oleg Zakomorny (born in 1968) – Honored Artist of the Russian ...

New arrival in the museum funds – mold of the ocean sunfish

New arrival in the museum funds – mold of the ocean sunfish

11 March 2019 The collection of plastotypes and molds of our museum has been replenished with a new exhibit. The taxidermist of the museum Oksana Mbita Ebele has made a mold of an ocean sunfish (Mola mola Linnaeus, 1758)  by making a cast of the fish that died in the Oceanarium No. 1 at the sh ...

Welcome a new member of Darwin Museum collection – a taxidermy mount of the lace monitor or tree goanna

Welcome a new member of Darwin Museum collection – a taxidermy mount of the lace monitor or tree goanna

20 February 2019 Darwin museum collection of Amphibians and Reptiles has not so long ago been replenished by a new taxidermy mount of a large lace monitor, made by a museum taxidermist Oksana Mbita Ebele. The lace monitor or tree goanna Varanus varius Shaw, 1790) is a member of the monitor lizar ...

The Certificate of Honour from the Mayor of Moscow

The Certificate of Honour from the Mayor of Moscow

25 January 2019 The awards ceremony was held in the White Hall of the Government of Moscow on the 24th of January. The Mayor of Moscow S.S. Sobyanin awarded the director of the State Darwin Museum A.I. Kliukina the Certificate of Honour for the significant contribution to the preparation and hol ...

Holotypes of ancient plants: a new addition to the paleobotanical collection of the State Darwin Museum

Holotypes of ancient plants: a new addition to the paleobotanical collection of the State Darwin Museum

25 July 2018 Sergey Vladimirovich Naugolnykh, our friend and the Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, contributed unique items to the paleobotanical collection of the State Darwin Museum. The new addition includes the holotypes of such ...

Meeting the authors: an evening with the key photographers of the new exhibition “Tokyo Stories”

Meeting the authors: an evening with the key photographers of the new exhibition “Tokyo Stories”

27 January 2018 The meeting was held at the cozy café at the Darwin museum where visitors could enjoy new creative works and a conversation with foreign photographers:   Davide Filippini (Pesaro, Italy, born 1980) https://www.flickr.com/photos/28020908@N08/  Lorenzo Uccellini (Italy, born 1968) ...

The ceremonial opening of the new exhibition “Tokyo Stories” dedicated to the Year of Japan in Russia

The ceremonial opening of the new exhibition “Tokyo Stories” dedicated to the Year of Japan in Russia

25 January 2018 The ceremonial opening of the new photo-exhibition project dedicated to the Year of Japan in Russia was held at the State Darwin Museum on 25 January 2018. The exhibition presents wonderful works of Japanese and other foreign photographers from all over the world who visited Toky ...