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Popova Kate
Krasnoyarsk State Technical University



This year our city is 375 years. I should like to tell about one of the sights of Krasnoyarsk, introducing guests of the city with its historian. This is the Krasnoyarsk Territorial museum. The founders of museum were spouses Matveevy. Governor of Eniseysk, I.I. Kraft, was first who sponsored the construction of the museum building. His example was followed by Preosvyaschennyy bishop Krasnoyarskiy and Eniseyskiy Nikon and other well-to-do people of the city: S.S. Tropin, L.I. Tadanov, V.M. Uskov, V.U. Grigoriev, A.V. Danilov, P.S. Smirnov.
First, the museum was situated in the town council, then in Gostinye rows, and only after that moved in a separate building. This building was built in 1913-1920 and is situated near the bridge through the Enisey, a great Siberian river, one of the full-flowing rivers of Russia. The expressive image of the museum-temple is created with the use of the motives of egyptian architecture of the period New Kingdom. Since 1889 the Krasnoyarsk Territorial museum was a scientific centre.
In the museum history of the Krasnoyarsk Territory of XVII-XX centuries are presented. Also there are photographies of the old buildings of Krasnoyarsk, economic utensil of russian colonizers (servants, peasants, handicraftman, merchant) - spoons, furniture, birch bark baskets, coffers, etc. At present flora and fauna the Krasnoyarsk Territory are presented on the ground floor of the building.
In the middle of 80s of XX century the museum was closed on repair and it did not function more than 15 years. In 2001 it was opened and continues to take the visitors - an inhabitants and guests of the city.