Vladimir Mayakovsky apartment to open for visitors

Vladimir Mayakovsky apartment to open for visitors
Vladimir Mayakovsky in 1930

7 June 2016

An apartment on Moscow’s Krasnaya Presnya street that was once home to Russian poet, playwright, and artist Vladimir Mayakovsky is to open its doors to visitors.

The flat, which is being turned into a museum, will exhibit manuscripts, photographs and personal possessions belonging to Mayakovsky and his daughter. The poet lived in the apartment from 1913 – 1915 with his mother and sisters.

While the new museum has no permanent collection, it is due to consistently host exhibitions relating to the life and works of Mayakovsky.

“Patricia Thompson, Vladimir Mayakovsky’s daughter, donated a large amount of archive material to the museum-apartment, including never before exhibited letters and manuscripts, photographs and drawings,” said the director of The State Museum of Mayakovsky, Alexei Lobov.

Since 2013, the apartment has been under the control of State Museum of Mayakovsky at Lubyanka, which is currently closed for renovations and is due to open in July 2018 to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the poet’s birth.

Source: Afisha (in Russian)