Events in the museum


New arrival - stuffed black-necked aracari

New arrival - stuffed black-necked aracari

17 June 2022 The museum's ornithological collection has been replenished with two stuffed tropical birds from the toucan family – the black-necked aracari (Pteroglossus aracari Linnaeus, 1758). These inhabitants of South America, common in the rainforests of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana ...

New arrival - stuffed Japanese quail

New arrival - stuffed Japanese quail

14 June 2022 The museum's collection has been replenished with a remarkable specimen of the coturnix quail (Coturnix japonica Temminck et Schlegel, 1849), caught in 2009 by Vitaly Pavlovich Antonov-Druzhinin. Stuffed bird was made in the taxidermy workshop "Author's mannequins" and ...

New arrival - corncrake skull

New arrival - corncrake skull

10 June 2022 The skull was made by taxidermist Viktor Levterev from material obtained from the Moscow Zoo. Corncrake (Crex crex Linnaeus, 1758) is a small bird of the rails family. It nests in moist tall-grass meadows, densely overgrown shrubby marshes, sown arable and other open landscapes i ...

Gift to the museum from D.A. Bozhukov - anomalous antlers of a roe deer

Gift to the museum from D.A. Bozhukov - anomalous antlers of a roe deer

1 June 2022 The museum expresses deep gratitude to Dmitry Anatolyevich Bozhukov for replenishing the collection of the museum with some interesting exhibits. Dmitry kindly donated the anomalous antlers of a roe deer, which he had acquired several years ago for his personal collection. One sp ...

New Arrival - a paleontological reconstruction of Tyrannosaurus Rex Scotty (RSM P2523.8) at 1:18 scale

New Arrival - a paleontological reconstruction of Tyrannosaurus Rex Scotty (RSM P2523.8) at 1:18 scale

19 May 2022 The collection of casts and replicas of the museum has been replenished with a paleoreconstruction of tyrannosaurus on scale of 1:18 of amazing quality and accuracy. The 3D reconstruction was made by the remarkable paleoreconstructor Vladislav Andreevich Konstantinov. 3D printing ...

Birthday of the founder of the State Darwin Museum

Birthday of the founder of the State Darwin Museum

19 April 2022 Alexander Fedorovich Kohts, the founder of the State Darwin Museum, was born on April 19, 1880. Until the last days of his life he has headed the only museum of evolutionary history in Russia. One can only guess how he has managed to keep the museum so rich in disturbing events o ...

Collaboration Agreement with the Alagoas State University of Health Sciences (UNCISAL)

Collaboration Agreement with the Alagoas State University of Health Sciences (UNCISAL)

14 April 2022 The State Darwin Museum is always open for cooperation, it actively helps scientists and researchers, as well as cultural and scientific institutions from other countries. July 2018, at the invitation of foreign colleagues the director of the Darwin Museum Anna Klyukina gave lect ...

Gift to the museum from Victoria Chernenko - porcelain animalistic sculptures

Gift to the museum from Victoria Chernenko - porcelain animalistic sculptures

11 April 2022 The associate professor of the Department of Museology of Faculty of History of Art RSUH, the head of scientific and exposition department of the Vernadsky State Geological Museum, the candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences, the full member of the Academy of Mining Sc ...

Stuffed Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling

Stuffed Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling

7 April 2022 Our taxidermists have made and added to the collection of the museum a stuffed rare bird - Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling (Lamprotornis chloropterus Swainson, 1838). It is an African bird found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democrat ...

The grand opening of the exhibition "The path of love for animals"

The grand opening of the exhibition "The path of love for animals"

31 March 2022 On March 31, the exhibition “The path of love for animals” was solemnly opened with dedication to the 110th anniversary of the artist-animalist V.V. Trofimov. Vadim Trofimov was the master of animalistic graphics and sculpture, the founder of the animalistic section the Moscow br ...

Gift to the museum from V.D. Erdyneev - an author’s bronze sculpture «Mirage I»

Gift to the museum from V.D. Erdyneev - an author’s bronze sculpture «Mirage I»

30 March 2022 The modern artist and the sculptor-animalist Viktor Erdyneev donated to the State Darwin Museum his author's bronze sculpture "Mirage I". Previously, this work has been shown at the «Bestiary-2014» exhibition and has received the audience sympathies Award for the «Beauty of ...

The grand opening of the exhibition "Pareiasaurs of Vyatka" of the Paleontological Museum of Vyatka

The grand opening of the exhibition "Pareiasaurs of Vyatka" of the Paleontological Museum of Vyatka

30 March 2022 On March 30, the exhibition "Pareiasaurs of Vyatka" was solemnly opened. For the first time, the Darwin Museum exhibits unique paleo-finds from Kotelnich – one of the world's largest locations of pareiasaurs that lived 260 million years ago, long before the dinosaurs. More t ...

New arrivals in the collection - prints of ancient xiphosura

New arrivals in the collection - prints of ancient xiphosura

22 March 2022 Recently, the museum collection has received something interesting. It is an imprint of the shell of ancient xiphosura aged 250 million years. It was found in the Perm Region in 2017. You can see the contour of a horse-hoofed dorsal shield and a long, sharp tail spike. This impri ...

Gift to the museum from M. V. Flint - the anomalous horns of the reindeer and the horns of the East Caucasian tur

Gift to the museum from M. V. Flint - the anomalous horns of the reindeer and the horns of the East Caucasian tur

2 March 2022 We are deeply grateful to Mikhail Vladimirovich Flint for addition of interesting exhibits to the collections of the Darwin Museum. Mikhail kindly donated to the museum the anomalous horns of the reindeer, which were found in the 1960s in Chukotka, and the horns of the East Cauca ...

Stuffed yellow-faced myna

Stuffed yellow-faced myna

28 February 2022 A stuffed bird - yellow-faced myna (Mino dumontii Lesson,1827) was made by taxidermist Levterev Viktor Nikolayevich. This songbird belongs to the starling family. Its length can reach about 30 cm. It has bright yellow marks around its eyes which look similar to orange peel. Pluma ...

The grand opening of the photo exhibition "Archipelagos of the Arctic"

The grand opening of the photo exhibition "Archipelagos of the Arctic"

24 February 2022 On February 24 the exhibition «Archipelagos of the Arctic» was opened. This is a partnership project of the Darwin Museum and the publishing house «Paulsen». About 40 photos introduce the viewers amazing landscapes and rare animals of hard-to-reach territories of the Russian Arct ...

New arrival – the Boxer dog skull

New arrival – the Boxer dog skull

18 February 2022 Sometimes new exhibits come to the Darwin Museum not from zoos or as gifts from private collections. For example, this skull of the Boxer dog was found in Moscow forest by an employee of our museum. Since the skull is intact and the exact location of its finding is known, it has ...

New arrivals in the collection of the Darwin Museum

New arrivals in the collection of the Darwin Museum

15 February 2022 Today we held a meeting of the fund-purchasing commission, which decides the fate of the new museum arrivals. A moose skull and two brown bear skulls from the Republic of Buryatia and Irkutsk Oblast were added to the collection of osteology. These are a gift from the partner of o ...

150 years since the birth of Alexey Stepanovich Khomyakov

150 years since the birth of Alexey Stepanovich Khomyakov

12 February 2022 February 12fth we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alexey Stepanovich Khomyakov (1872-1952). His name is not well-known among the general public. Meanwhile, he left a significant mark on the culture of his country since A.S. Khomyakov was an owner of rare subscrip ...

The grand opening of the exhibition "Royal hunts of the past and present"

The grand opening of the exhibition "Royal hunts of the past and present"

10 February 2022 On February 10th about 60 guests gathered at the Darwin Museum for the grand opening of the exhibition. Among the guests there were biologists, hunters, employees of Moscow museums and representatives of the UAE Embassy in the Russian Federation. The gala evening was opened by t ...