An app to navigate Moscow's museums
This Russian-developed app is designed to help you find museums as you walk around town. It gives you information on museum hours, admission fees and exhibitions, as well as on basic services and accessibility for people with disabilities. You get reviews and ratings by other users — and can put in your own. And it will plot a route to get you to the closest museum or the one you really want to visit, even taking into account Moscow's bicycle rental points during the warm months.
По Музеям app available on iTunes, Google Play
Italian Paintings at the Pushkin Museum
iPad app for painting geeks
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts has launched their first iPad app on their incredible collection of Italian paintings from the 18th through 20th century. This free app in English covers all 550 paintings by Italian masters in the museum, one of the largest and most important collections. You can go through the collection in chronological order, or jump around by artist, genre and subject. Each painting has a detailed description and can be enlarged for viewing.
Available on iTunes
Moscow's Silver Age With the Tretyakov Gallery
Audio-visual guide to Moscow's art nouveau
The Tretyakov Gallery has developed this informative and fascinating walk around Moscow during its "Silver Age." The two-hour tour follows in the footsteps of one of the age's well-known artists, Alexander Golovin, wending its way around the city's magnificent style moderne architecture and art. It begins at the Metropol Hotel and ends at the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, stopping at private houses, theaters, museums, and opera houses along the way. The texts are both entertaining and educational, written and read by native English speakers so you won't get distracted by bad language. Download the izi.travel app first.
Download it at izi.travel
Available on iTunes, Google Play and Windows