28.02.2024 14:00 / Narva Museum's Art Gallery

Event overview

The curators and designers of the exhibition are Tallinn-based artists, restorers, and collectors Andrey and Orest Kormashov. The exhibition is open at the Narva Museum's Art Gallery (Vestervalli 21) from June 28th.

The exhibition showcases icons from the 17th to the early 20th century, which found their way into the museum through various means. These include recent customs confiscations, meaning icons seized at the Narva customs checkpoint during attempts at illegal export across the border; icons evacuated from Narva to Rakvere during World War II, as well as religious artifacts saved from destruction during the years of Soviet rule.

The uniqueness of the exposition lies in the fact that exceptional examples of icon painting and rare iconography coexist with icons of simpler craftsmanship, created far from major iconographic centers. Such icons today hold special value and are typically found in private collections. Notable are the cast icons and crosses made in Old Believer workshops, adorned with enamel, as well as a large two-sided iconostasis cross, similar to those found in Estonian Orthodox churches in the last quarter of the 19th century.

Duration: 60 minutes

Language: Russian


Limited seats available..

Cost: 8 €/full, 43 €/concession


Concession tickets:

  • Children aged 9 to 18
  • School students (upon presentation of a student card or ISIC card)
  • University students (upon presentation of a student card or ISIC card)
  • Teachers (upon presentation of an ITIC card or teacher's ID)
  • Pensioners (upon presentation of a pension certificate or ID for 65+)
  • Estonian Defense Forces conscripts
  • Individuals with a profound or severe disability (upon presentation of a disability card)

Children up to 8 years old (inclusive) and the accompanying person of an individual with a profound or severe disability enter for free

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