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Coordinates: 50°26′58″N 30°31′52″E / 50.44944°N 30.53111°E / 50.44944; 30.53111

The Simferopol State Art Museum
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Location35 Dolgorukovkaya St. Simferopol, Disputed between Russia and Ukraine[1]
DirectorLarina Kudryashova

Simferopol State Art Museum (Russian: Симферопольский художественный музей) is an art museum located in the Crimean capital Simferopol.

Simferopol Art Museum was founded in 1937. There more than 6,000 artworks in its collection. Its address is Karl Libkneht str., 35.[2]

Simferopol Art Museum has displayed looted art from Germany, claimed by the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen.[3][4]

Before the start of World War II Museum is one of the largest collections of Western European art in the Soviet Union with more than 2,000 plants owned. Almost the entire collection was destroyed in air raids during the war of the Germans in the Crimea. The Aachen pictures are to be regarded as compensation for their own losses.[5]

Other prominent museums in Simferopol include the History Museum and the Country Museum (the Crimean Republican Museum of Local Lore).[6]


  1. ^ This place is located on the Crimean peninsula, most of which is the subject of a territorial dispute between Russia and Ukraine. According to the political division of Russia, there are federal subjects of the Russian Federation (the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula. According to the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine, there are the Ukrainian divisions (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula.
  2. ^ Travel Advisor information Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Crimean Museum Displays Looted Art From Germany, Deutsche Welle.
  4. ^ Maria Danilova, Ukraine unlikely to return German paintings,, 13 November 2008.
  5. ^ Streit um Gemälde in der Ukraine
  6. ^ Crimean museums Archived 2012-03-31 at the Wayback Machine

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