Exhibition of antique and modern dolls "The History of beautiful dolls"


On November 10, the museum will open the exhibition “The History of Beautiful Dolls” (0+).

The exposition is based on antique dolls from the collection of Svetlana Pchelnikova, collected and restored by her for the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo.

Svetlana Pchelnikova is an artist, collector, philanthropist, laureate of the Russian Government Prize in the field of culture.

The exhibition is complemented by modern author’s dolls by artists who, paying tribute to the past, create masterpieces of puppet art.
The exposition will present: “Renaissance of antique dolls” by Lyubov Fartushnaya from Krasnodar, models of the famous Bru company; charismatic angels by Marina Ovcharenko from Kaluga; fabulous and mysterious dolls by Tatiana Veles from the city of Nadym, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug; characteristic images from a world-renowned puppeteer from Voronezh Larisa Gutseva.

In total, more than 60 unique exhibits will be presented at the exhibition.

Also on the opening day of the exhibition, Svetlana Pchelnikova presents her book “The History of the Doll”, on which she worked for several years together with specialists from the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo and the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.
The main idea of the book is to remember, love, honor and develop the art of the author’s doll.

The exhibition will be located on the third floor of the permanent exhibition of the museum and will last until January 22, 2023.

Ticket price:
Full ticket – 300 rubles.
Discounted ticket (schoolchildren, pensioners, students) – 150 rubles.
Photography: mobile devices, camera (without flash) – for free.
(available on the Pushkin map)


In 2021, Voronezh residents and guests of the city could already see the exhibition of antique dolls, which was curated by Svetlana Pchelnikova.

You can read more about the exhibition “Royal Dolls” here.