“Audio Stories” on the Collection Museum website

Listening to audio files containing interesting or epistemic information is becoming more and more popular every year, and is gaining new fans among contemporary people. It is no wonder - audio is the only type of content that can be combined with other activities, from playing sports to public or private transportation trip. Text matter, images or videos require complete concentration; otherwise, a person will only be able to absorb part of the information. In today's super busy world, this is a very important advantage. According to the research center SuperJob, it takes Moscow residents an average of 48 minutes to get to work by private car and 62 minutes -- by public transport. That is just enough time to listen to a few audio stories, podcasts or chapters of an audiobook. Moreover, you can listen to an audio while working out, doing homework or cooking. A study published in the Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior* testifies that our brains are actually more likely to create meaningful images when we listen to stories. This is partly can be explained by the fact that our brains are evolutionarily more adapted to take in information by ear. For tens of thousands of years, people have exchanged knowledge and impressions through spoken language, whereas writing appeared only a few thousand years ago. We derive some information from intonation, volume and speed of speech.

We are keen to explore new forms in order to share the most interesting information with you, so we suggest you return to our section "Audio Stories", which will help you save time and give rest to your tired eyes - at work we are at the computer, in transport our eyes are directed to the phone, at home we open a tablet or turn on the TV.

In the section "Audio Stories", we post stories about interesting and significant events and people who have left a mark in the history of arts and crafts, jewelry, fine arts and watches development, about creation of amazing mechanical musical instruments and items, about the history of music, cinema and theatre, and also about national traditions and monuments...

You can start listening to the story narrating about the history of jewellery-making in Russia at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, which is shrouded in many legends and mysteries, and stop at the story of the Russian jewellery firm, associated with the jewellery brand of the Russian German Fyodor Lorie and his partner, the self-taught artisan Egor Cheryatov.

The items created by these talented jewellers are in the museum sections "Russian Metal Artworks" and "Russian Glass and Ceramic Arts".