Auxiliary collection


The museum’s auxiliary collection consists of non-authentic exhibits (copies, models, posters, leaflets) required for museum activities and accepted for permanent storage, as well as perishable natural and inorganic natural materials of agricultural culture, fragments of archaeological finds and other objects collected during expeditions, as well as authentic exhibits in poor condition, the value of which can be determined only by special examinations and not at the time of their acceptance. In some cases, the exhibits of the auxiliary collection may be transferred to the main collection or vice versa from the main collection to the auxiliary collection, when determined by the Collection Commission formed for that purpose.


As of 01 November 2014 the museum’s auxiliary collection contained 28,396 pcs. of exhibits. 12,550 of them are items and 15,846 pcs. are photo exhibits (photocopies and negatives). Among the more interesting are two plaster busts of unknown men and plaster model of the sculpture “Freedom” by sculptor J. Zikaras, 20 different name mushroom models, 30 different name of mineral species, 50 pieces of plant herbariums, mock-ups of all the city’s food industry products, a collection of painted eggs, memories about famous people, and more.