The essence of the project is the creation of an electronic photo archive on the basis of family and private collections. The chosen method of collecting photographic images — scanning and returning to the owners of family relics — found support among many citizens, and in terms of the scope of participants became a people’s project.
The project is dedicated to the study of the personal collections of the foundation of the museum: academician Ivan Kulikov, mayor Pyotr Myazdrykov, local historian Nikolai Dobrynkin, merchant Alexei Zhadin. Items from their collections are listed in various museum funds and have never been presented in full. Within the framework of the project, the collection is published in the «Collections-online» section of the museum’s website.
The «Sentimental Journey» project is a logical continuation of the projects of the museum of past years: «Murom's Photo-chronicle» (2006), «Provincial Memoirs» (2008), «Personal History» (2014), during which museums collected stories And memories of citizens, family archives.
Since 2008, the Murom Museum together with the museums of Kasimov and Kovrov has launched the project «Epistolary Heritage of the Province.» The project offers the collection, preservation and study of documents revealing the daily private life of ordinary people. These are letters, diaries, postcards, notebooks, memories. It is these kinds of materials that significantly expand the range of knowledge about a person in history, are invaluable sources for studying customs, home order, and the objective world.
Murom is one of the oldest Russian cities. However, until now its history, especially the medieval one, is replete with «white spots». In particular, there is no real idea that it was the Murom Kremlin, which was the military and administrative center of the city for several centuries. Several timid attempts by researchers to restore its appearance can not be considered a successful experiment, because to a large extent they are speculative and are based on reading individual documents, not all of their complex.
MTS together with the Murom Historical and Art Museum represent the historical and cultural innovation project "Virtual History".
On the site of the museum with the help of Yandex-maps, which are "pinned" photos and descriptions of attractions, you can see Murom early XX century. The photos presented in the project come from the personal collections of the two "founding fathers" of the Murom Museum - the local historian Nikolai Gavrilovich Dobrynkin and the Mayor of Ivan Petrovich Myazdrykov. In the museum funds, more than one hundred species of the city of Murom have been preserved, their authorship of the late XIX - early XX century.