ART GALLERYMusée Collection des Arts
The Musée Collection des Arts is one of the largest private collections in Europe with over 25 thousand unique art items. It belongs to the patron of arts and philanthropist David Iakobachvili and his son Mikhail.
This unique collection brings together the best samples of decorative and applied art, jewellery and fine art. Over two decades of collecting, the Museum founders have managed to collect remarkable works by internationally renowned and top-ranked artisans and artists, which are significant artefacts of the past. The time span of the collection extends from the second half of the 16th century to the present day.
The collection is divided to the following sections: art jewellery that features rare antique snuffboxes, clocks and various accessories; large-scale collections of French Art Nouveau glass and Art Deco sculpture, art silver and lapidary art.
The entire spectrum of the collectors' interest comprises the history of musical mechanics and sound recording. These sections of the collection feature multifarious self-playing mechanical items: organs, orchestrions, music boxes and automata. The gem of the collection is the Sound Library that enlaces more than 20 thousand musical records of the past, giving a complete picture of sound recording evolution.
Musée Collection des Arts