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The Melnikov House in Moscow might be included in UNESCO

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The Melnikov House in Moscow might be included in UNESCO


The Melnikov House dedicated to prominent Soviet avant-garde architect Melnikov might enter UNESCO list, TASS reports. Now there is The State Museum of Konstantin and Viktor Melnikov.

The house was built by Konstantin Melnikov in historic Arbat district in 1929 for his family. It differs dramatically from traditional Soviet residential architecture. According to the museum director Pavel Kuznetsov, Getty Foundation has allocated 120 thousand dollars grant to thoroughly examine the building's condition. Results of this examination will provide the basis for the preparation of a submission to UNESCO.

Last restoration works have happened 20 years ago. According to experts some technical mistakes were done, and they must be corrected this time.

Melnikov Museum established in 2014 is a branch of the Schusev State Museum of Architecture, which now operates the house. Archival documents, photographs and objects owned by the great architect and his son, the avant guard artist are on the view. It is necessary to plan the visit at least one month before to be sure of the date.

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