Museums /Museum of the Settlement Vis
The Museum was founded in 2000 based on the Local History Club for Children “Tropoiu pamiati” [“On the Path of Remembrance”]. From 2000-2009 it was located on the premises of the municipal House of Culture in Vis (Komi Republic, Sosnogorsk region, settlement Vis, ulitsa Lenina 3). The Museum’s collection consists mainly of items collected during expeditions, as well as from inhabitants of Vis and nearby villages. The collection includes personal belongings, photographs and documents, original documents of the administration of the Pechora building-site of the People’s Commissariat for Inner Affairs (NKVD) of USSR, as well as copies of material from State archives. The exhibition and all displays were designed by members of the Club. The permanent exhibition “Dorogoi repressii” [“On the Path of Repression”] opened in 2002 and is dedicated to the history of the Gulag in Sosnogorsk District. The exhibition has also been on display in Sosnogorsk and Syktyvkar. The Club members created several temporary exhibitions: “Vremia nazad” [“Time backwards”] (about people who live and have lived in Vis, about victims of repression and camp guards), “Istoriia v risunkakh. Proshloe, nastoiashchee, budushchee” [“History in Drawings. Past, Present, Future”], “Semeinyi al’bom” [“Family Album”], “Visovskie perspektivy” [“Perspectives of Vis”] and “Lageria Gulaga” [“Camps of the Gulag”]. The exhibitions were supplemented by thematic excursions. In 2009 the Museum was closed down and its collections transferred to the Sosnogorsk Municipal Local History Museum. (Information from February 2010). 
 
 
 
 
NameMuseum of the Settlement Vis
 
LocationKomi Republic//
 
Address169520, Respublika Komi, Sosnogorski raion, Vis
ul. Lenina 3, Dom kultury pos. Vis
 
SpecialisationMuseums//
 
Official contact detailsPhone (House of Culture): (7-82149) 46240, 46160
Director of the House of Culture: Natalya Fedorovna Serebryakova
Head of the Club: Elena Nikolaevna Serzova
 
Description of museumThe Museum was founded in 2000 based on the Local History Club for Children “Tropoiu pamiati” [“On the Path of Remembrance”] and was awarded the status of a branch of the Sosnogorsk Municipal Museum of Local History. The Museum was located on the premises of the municipal House of Culture in Vis (Komi Republic, Sosnogorsk region, settlement Vis, ulitsa Lenina 3). The exhibition and all displays were designed by members of the Club. The permanent exhibition “Dorogoi repressii” [“On the Path of Repression”] opened in 2002 and is dedicated to the history of the Gulag in Sosnogorsk District. It consists of documents, photographs and personal effects of the local population. The exhibition has also been on display in Sosnogorsk and Syktyvkar. The Museum’s collection consists mainly of items collected during expeditions, as well as from inhabitants of Vis and nearby villages. The collection includes personal belongings, photographs and documents, including a map of the Forced Labour Camps in the District Vis-Glush from 1952, original documents of the administration of the Pechora building-site of the People’s Commissariat for Inner Affairs (NKVD) of USSR (more than 250 items), as well as copies of material from State archives. The Club members created several temporary exhibitions: “Vremia nazad” [“Time backwards”] (about people who live and have lived in Vis, about victims of repression and camp guards), “Istoriia v risunkakh. Proshloe, nastoiashchee, budushchee” [“History in Drawings. Past, Present, Future”], “Semeinyi al’bom” [“Family Album”] (based on a photo album of the 1940s and 1950s with photos of the officers of the camps on Vis territory), “Visovskie perspektivy” [“Perspectives of Vis”] and “Lageria Gulaga” [“Camps of the Gulag”]. The exhibitions were supplemented by thematic excursions. In 2009 the Museum was closed down and its collections transferred to the Sosnogorsk Municipal Local History Museum. The Club members participate in the republic-wide contest “Otechestvo – zemlia Komi” [“Komi, our Fatherland”].
 
Beginning (year)2000
 
Until (year)2009
 
Web page?Yes
 
 
Museums /Museum of the Settlement Vis