Updates on the website of the museum in the section "Decorative Arts and Jewelry"
This subsection of the collection, at first glance features, rather diverse items: art glass, ceramics, silver and gold items, art bronze, decorative items made of ornamental stone, utensils, dinnerware, cabinet sculpture. This diversity is indicated in the term itself, which unites two broad sections of art - decorative and applied ones. Decorative and applied art (lat. Deco - decorate) covers different branches of art, which have one thing in common - they all unite art products intended for household needs. Since the second half of the 19th century, the classification of the Decorative arts branches by material (metal, ceramics, textiles, wood, etc.) and technology (carving, painting, embroidery, printing, casting, chasing, intarsia, etc.) has been established.
The following subsections of the museum's collection have been updated - "Russian Metal Artworks" and "Western European Metal Artworks", "Russian Glass Art and Ceramics", "Snuffboxes and Cigarette Cases", "Lapidary Works of Art".