Walking through the collections makes one feel pitty for these timeless pieces of history, now kept in a near-asbestos free environment (vintage up to the fire extinguishers) with crumbling ceilings and holes in the walls.
Visit this place on a sunday and you'll find the halls as empty as an egyptian tomb, which we found in a deserted room somewhere in the back next to unused oversized posters. But the rooms still have a fascinating charm, something of a work-in-progress, with lots of separation tape and empty display cases. Enjoy!
Don't start counting the holes in the walls, you'll never stop.
One of the early museum visitors.
On the way to the toilets.
Something tells me we're not in the Egyptian department anymore.
old and new in semi-perfect harmony
Winter sale is always a big hit here.
What airport in Novosibirsk did they steal the benches from?
All that's left of a once sprawling lecture hall chair collection
Modern day hieroglyphs mark your way
The Greco-Roman sculpture rooms.
Who would she even call without any arms?
Your typical basement walls with your non-typical Hellenic sculptures
Operating the elevators here requires much work and sometimes even a Bell-Boy
I love hospital corridors
oops, wrong door.
what a marvellous display
This makes your museum experience really enjoyable.
Tempted to pick up that phone and ask where the exhibitions went?
In case you were wondering this is the early Roman department.
Men and women are allowed to operate fire extinguishers here
the dark hole in the ground displays a model of Rome
Even though the display and esthetic value of the exhibition rooms is highly doubtable to attract lots of visitors to these smelly rooms, this has been one of the best vintage museum experiences I've had so far.