Museum of the Soviet Naive

About the Museum

The Soviet Naive Art Museum is a unique project organised by the “New Collection” Foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation, study and popularization of Soviet naive art, and the study of Soviet culture. This new private museum is the initiative of two Perm art collectors and patrons – Nadezhda and Andrei Agishev. The Soviet Naive Art Museum was opened to the public in September 2012 with its first exhibition “October Has Always Been Red”, displaying the works of naive artists from the Prikamye area.

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About The Perm Foundation “New Collection”

The Perm Foundation “New Collection” was set up by Nadezhda and Andrei Agishev, collectors and patrons of the arts. The Foundation was established on the 30th September 2004. It supports creative initiatives aimed at the preservation and promotion of art and at the same time carries out its own projects – its areas of priority are creating unique projects, and, primarily, organizing exhibitions, publishing, and running educational programmes.  The “New Collection” Foundation also supports other exhibition projects of local Perm artists.

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The “New Collection” Foundation art collection

Husband and wife art patrons Nadezhda and Andrei Agishev coordinated the creation and development of the “New Collection” Foundation art collection, which is a major source of support for the cultural sphere. This current collection is not a continuation of the family’s home collection, and was initially intended for the acquisition of works for subsequent placement in public places, which allowed their representation and interpretation in specific thematic contexts. The collection is devoted entirely to the purpose of public enlightenment and does not bow to commercial interests.

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