Vasilievsky Island, 18th line, 1
Saint-Petersburg state Roerich family Museum and Institute occupies mansion built according to the project of architects J. B. Leblond and D. Tresini and known as house of artist and collector Mikhail Botkin, who bought it in 1883 and installed a unique collection of art here. The fact that collection comprised lots of pieces of antique and renaissance art and dozens of Alexander Ivanov’s works contributed to its fame of “museum house”. The collection of Museum and Institute basically includes items kept by Helena Roerich’s niece Lyudmila Mitusova. It is being enriched with collectors’ gifts and materials of research conducted by Museum and Institute as it acts as center for study of creative heritage of Roerich family as well. Surveys in different fields such as history, archaeology, culturology and art history are carried out by Museum employees.