Home Sweet Home – 5 Famous People’s Homes Turned Museums

Alexander Pushkin Museum

casa-muzeu-alexandr-puskinThe House-Museum “A. S. Pushkin” it’s an architectural monument of national value, included in the register of historical and cultural monuments of Chisinau, composed by the academy of Sciences. It was created in the late XVIII century – until the late XIX century, in eclectic style.
It’s a complex consisting of four buildings which were part of two properties, sandwiched in the post-war period. The whole complex was restored in 1982; the current appearance is due to those interventions.

During his exile, from 1820 to 1823, Russian poet Alexander Pushkin lived in the house of General Inzov. It was here that he wrote “The Prisoner of the Caucasus”, “The Gypsies”, “The Black Shawl”, “To Ovid”, “The faithful Greek woman does not cry” and the first part of his most famous work, “Eugene Onegin”. The house has been preserved as a memorial to the author with guided tours in Moldovan and English.

 Alexei Mateevici Museum

The Alexei Mateevici Museum is one of alexei_mateevici_cainarithe major tourist attractions in Moldova. It is dedicated to this great poet of Moldova. The creations of Alexei Mateevici bear a theological and historical influence.

Alexei Mateevici museum at Moldova houses all the immortal creations of this poet. Some of the major works of this poet include, “Our ancient publications”, “When and How Moldavians became Christians” and others. The works of the Russian writers Lermontov, Pushkin and Tutcev were also translated by him. This poet was also acquainted with various religious books and folklores. This great poet earned a huge fame after his poem “Limba noastra”. Today it is the national anthem of the country of Moldova.

There are three exhibition rooms in this museum. Out of these six rooms, three of them are memorials. The museum displays the writings, the books belonging to the 19th and the 20th centuries, sculptures, furniture and the regular household materials used by this poet.

Igor Vieru Museum

321-igor-vieruThe Igor Vieru Museum is another museum in Moldova, which attracts lot of tourists interested in fine arts. Igor Vieru Museum which was earlier the abode of the path breaking painter Igor Vieru has been transformed into a museum where people will get a chance to get acquainted with the works and life of Igor Vieru.
The revolutionary painter who has under his belt seventy paintings and twelve collections of pictures has been made memorable by transforming his home into a museum where people from outside his native land can also get a taste of his work.

Alexey Shchusev Museum

The museum settled down in the house wheresciusev Alexey Shchusev, the author of projects for Chisinau restoration after the Second World War, and also projects of many buildings and constructions outside of the Republic was born and grown up. Personal things, photos and documents of the architect are stored in the museum.

Museum exhibits also are evidences of life and activity of the other known compatriot, architect A.Bernardazzi. He was the first city architect in Chisinau and on his projects over 30 buildings were created and are till now an ornament of the historical city center.

Zelinsky’s House Museum

The son of Tiraspol Nikolay Zelinsky was the greatest chemist-organic, the tutor and teacher of several generations of the domestic chemists, the author of more than 600 scientific works in the major areas of organic and physical chemistry, and also chemical technology.

The mankind is thankful to him for the appearance of the first-ever universal coal gas mask. In Tiraspol, in the house where his childhood took place, the memorial house museum of the academician works for many years and on the building of the school No. 6 where he studied, there is a memorial board, in front of the building there is the monument established. The furniture, household items, documents and many other original exhibits are carefully kept by the museum workers.

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