The Mobile Technology
Since 2012 the Russian Museum has been actively using mobile technology and developing mobile applications. All the applications are being developed in two versions – for GooglePlay and AppStore.
Some of the applications are games designed for children (“Tsar-Tsarevich” and “The Treasures of the Castle”).
The application “The Summer Garden” allows the user to nagivate around the oldest garden of St. Petersburg and is also available in English and French.
The Summer Garden Guide
The mobile app presents the oldest St. Petersburg park, which has been part of the Russian Museum since 2003. The Summer Garden is the favourite brainchild of Peter the Great.It was created at the beginning of the 18th century following the traditions of the best examples of European Parks and Gardens. Sculptures on mythological subjects, created by Italian masters are the real decoration of the Garden.
The app with an interactive map enables the user to get information about the main historical sites of the Garden ‒ the Summer Palace of Peter the Great, pavilions, fountains, bosquets and sculptural groups. The official app of the Russian Museum is available in English and French.
The application «The Russian Museum. Chernetsov. The Parade» is dedicated to the most famous picture of Russian artist Gregory Chernetsov «The Parade Celebrating the End of Military Action in the Kingdom of Poland on Tsaritsa Meadow in St Petersburg on 6 October 1831» (1837).
The application enables the user to get information about any of the 223 characters which shown in the picture, as well as get acquainted with the objects surrounding Tsaritsa Meadow (now Champ de Mars) that now belong to the complex of the Russian Museum . Among them are the Summer Garden and the Mikhailovsky Garden, St Michael’s Castle and the Mikhailovsky Palace. The program enables the user to get additional information in the form of text and audio.
The Tsar, the Tsarevich
Mobile application «The Tsar, the Tsarevich» is available in Russian and English languages. It is entertaining and educational game designed for players over the age of 6. Several paintings tell the viewer about the family of the Russian tsars from the Romanov dynasty.
The game enables to explore details of paintings such as toys and costumes of young heirs to the throne or coronation regalia of Russian Tsars. The game features adventures in the museum’s rooms according to some subject. There is a possibility to talk about family and government affairs of the Russian Tsars as well as to digress for musical tasks or search of unique fragments of a museum object.
The Treasures of the Castle
The State Russian Museum features the fifth game from the “Children of the Same Age” series called “the Treasures of the Castle”. Its main difference from the traditional adventure games is the fact that it originated from the real St. Petersburg environment of St. Michael’s Castle. The old paintings and the interiors, reconstructed by restorers, enable the players to learn about both tragic and romantic events from Paul’s life and his family. The game not only lets the players get acquainted with the history of the reigning dynasty of Romanovs, but is also a kind of guide to the world of city mysticism during those times when St. Michael’s Castle was the centre of the empire. Adventures and puzzles await you in the halls and labyrinths of the castle, accompanied by the chilling sighs of the mysterious inhabitants. The game is created with the support of the Charitable Foundation “Sistema”.