We invite you to visit
Museum of russian gusli
and chinese guqin
In accordance with the decree of the Mayor of Moscow and to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, we have decided to temporary close to the Museum of Russian gusli and Chinese guqin for a visit.
The list of doctors’ deaths due to the coronavirus, which is maintained by the Ministry of Health, includes 101 people
Data is checked with the information of the Social Insurance Fund daily.
The Ministry of Health maintains a register of Russian physicians who died from coronavirus. There are 101 people as of Friday in it. Such data was presented on Tuesday by Lyudmila Letnikova, the director of the Ministry of Health Department of Public Health, Communications and Expert Activities.
She also said that each region should fill out the register online in accordance with the decree. “This week, in addition <...> we asked the subjects to confirm the list of deceased health workers,” Letnikova said at the State Duma Committee on Health Protection working group meeting.
In addition, she said that these data are checked with the information of the Social Insurance Fund (FSS) daily. “In turn, the FSS relies on both the data in the memory list and the media data,” Letnikova concluded.
She also noted that, according to the FSS, more than a thousand commissions conduct investigations into the doctors’ deaths in the regions.
The Museum of Russian Gusli and Chinese Guqin staff and the museum co-owner A. Shaburov personally express condolences to the relatives and friends of doctors who died from coronavirus.
A deep bow and sincere gratitude to the doctors for their truly heroic work in the fight against the epidemic!
We are excited to present the museum of akin musical instruments: the Russian gusli and the Chinese guqin.
From the very outset, the collection was designed to be unique in terms of concept and content – a museum of plucked musical instruments that would introduce the cultural roots of our countries. We would like this traditional museum to aim at contemporary visitors meeting their expectations and demands, and in this regard our goal is to do everything we can to translate the understanding of the great value carried by the Russian and the Chinese cultural heritage, to local and international guests.
Wing-shaped Gusli "Avdoshi"
Wing-shaped gusli "Mekhovo"
Wing-shaped gusli "Novgorod"
Wing-shaped gusli "Poptsovskye"
Wing-shaped gusli "Ryazan", XII century
Wing-shaped gusli "Brand"
Wing-shaped gusli "Chebotok"
Wing-shaped gusli from the village Kuntsovo
Lyre-shaped gusli "Slovishy", XI century
Helmet-shaped gusli "Kalyazinsky"
Helmet-shaped gusli "Moscow" XVII century
Helmet-shaped gusli "Moscow" XVI century
Helmet-shaped gusli "Nizhny Novgorod"
Helmet-shaped gusli "Novgorod" XIV century
Helmet-shaped gusli "Yaroslavl"
The associated school offers gusli workshops. You can practice traditional playing methods based on the North-Western (Novgorod and Pskov regions), Ural and Siberian traditions, spiritual verses and tales, backing of dancers and singers, gusli chimes, and improvisation in various styles and genres, or visit the carpenter shop and make a musical instrument with your own hands.
The museum’s collection includes the following sections:
a collection of traditional Russian gusli (wing and lyre shaped, bell harps, and more), and Chinese guqins brought from their country of birth;
a carpenter shop offering gusli making workshops;
a workshop and musical training venue.
The museum also hosts an extensive library specializing in the history of gusli, methodological training materials, and sheet music. Website visitors can also benefit from online resources, such as the e-archive and a collection of videos. Carefully selected materials will help you know more about this fascinating instrument.
Director of the Association of Private Museums of Russia, Co-owner of the Museum of Russian Gusli and Chinese Guqin
Musician and culture researcher, head of the Gusli Art Workshop, gusli crafter, founder of the gusli playing school
Guqin (ancient Chinese harp) crafter, founder of the Chinese Guqin association, custodian of guqin making traditions and skills, global intangible cultural heritage