Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

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The Sinebrychoff Art Museum is an art museum located on Bulevardi in Helsinki, Finland. The museum exhibits the old European art collections (dating between the 14th and 19th centuries) of the Finnish National Gallery. In addition, half of the museum acts as a historic house museum, displaying the 19th century estate of the Sinebrychoff family.HistoryThe building housing the museum was constructed in 1842 by the Russian businessman Nikolai Sinebryukhov, whose brewery, Sinebrychoff, operated in the western side of the premises until 1992. Nikolai himself did not live in the house, staying instead in Suomenlinna. His brother's family lived in the house, and his nephew, Paul, began an art collection. Paul continued to collect European art after being appointed head of the company in 1904. Along with his actress wife, Fanny Sinebrychoff, he amassed a collection of about 900 items, mostly paintings (100 by the Old Masters and approximately 350 portrait miniatures), but also including antique furniture, silverware, and porcelain.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Helsinki Art Museum was established after the city trader's family donated his collection of paintings. Former merchant mansion to collect over one hundred paintings by leading European artists. Also, more than 300 photos are in rooms and antique furniture
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  • August 15, 2017
    An impressive art collection located in the family house of a brewer. The house display original furniture and art work and a miniature cabinet that was very interesting, a lot of portraits of importa...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This is so much more "traditional" than much of Helsinki - rooms decorated in various historical styles. The 100 years of Finland photography exhibition is excellent.  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    A house like museum. Beautiful and elegant architecture and paintings. Almost as if one has been transported to the era of Renaissance.
  • April 14, 2017
    Small with some great pieces of art. The current exhibition of Caesar van Everdingen is a must-see.
  • June 6, 2017
    Some great art here, but it is very small.
  • April 15, 2017
    Great changing exihibitions and nice home museum upstairs.
  • March 21, 2017
    Amazing building with great collections.

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