In the capital, the object of protection of the house-workshop of the Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina, the author of the monument “Worker and Collective Farm Woman” was approved. As Deputy Mayor Natalya Sergunina said, the document contains a detailed description of the cultural heritage site – a two-story building built in 1947 in Prechistensky Lane.
“The house of Vera Mukhina has the status of an object of cultural heritage of regional significance. The experts studied and described the historical appearance of the building, its role in the architectural ensemble of the area and all the elements. Now any restoration work will be carried out taking into account these data,” the Vice Mayor noted.
Specialists of the Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage included in the subject of protection data on the structure of the roof and the triangular window in it (light lantern), main walls, partitions, ceilings and a wooden front staircase with a balustrade.
The document also reflects the architectural and artistic design of the facades of the building and its interiors, as well as finishing materials. Particular attention was paid to the description of the turning circle for the sculptures in the floor of the workshop hall and the memorial marble plaque in honor of Vera Mukhina.
The subject of protection is a description of the features of the object, which is the basis for its inclusion in the register and is subject to mandatory preservation.
The house-workshop is under the jurisdiction of the All-Russian Artistic Research and Restoration Center named after Academician Grabar. In 2018, the building was restored: the foundation was strengthened, the roof, facade decor, stained-glass window and skylight were put in order. The house then reopened for exhibitions. Also there again began to carry out work on the restoration of painting.
Vera Mukhina is an artist and muralist. Among her significant works, in addition to the monument “Worker and Collective Farm Girl,” are the sculptural compositions “Bread” and “Science” near the building of Moscow State University. She was also a co-author of the project of the monument to Maxim Gorky on Tverskaya Zastava Square.
In 2018, Moscow launched the large-scale My District program aimed at creating a quality environment throughout the capital. This includes a set of works that should provide each district with convenient transport, modern libraries and cultural centers, clinics and schools, comfortable places for recreation and sports. Each direction of the program takes into account the needs and wishes of residents.