Who came up with this idea?
David Yakobashvili – one of the founders of the Vimm-Bill-Dann company, and Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
What is it?
More than 20,000 unique exhibits have been gathered in one place. This collection includes mechanical rarities and self-playing musical instruments: music boxes, orchestrions, phonographs, gramophones, etc. The museum's holdings include graphic arts, paintings, bronze art works by Russian artists, and other art and craft items. Its pride and glory – a rare sound collection: more than 20,000 sound media items from various epochs.
What have they accomplished?
Today it is one of the largest collections of global cultural importance.