Museum of the History of Photography
Situated on the Petrograd Side (opposite the Museum of the Petersburg Avant-garde), the Museum of the History of Photography was founded in 2003 to provide a comprehensive overview of photography as a technology and art form. The two large halls that make up the permanent exhibition trace the development of photography from the earliest daguerreotypes to the end of the 20th century. Exhibits include a wide range of antique cameras and developing equipment, as well as historic images illustrating each stage of innovation.
The museum's galleries are used to house often fascinating temporary exhibitions featuring photographers from throughout the world (and from the past), with the emphasis mostly on the technical and socio-documentary aspects of photography.
|Location:||23, Ulitsa Professora Popova|
|Telephone:||+7 (812) 346-1850|
|Open:||Daily from 1pm to 5pm|
|Closed:||Sundays and Mondays. Closed in July and August.|
|Accessibility note:||Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.|