The mediatheque of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts collects and preserves materials on the history of Russian art from the mid‑20th to the early 21st century. It includes archives and documents on the history of art, photographs, audiovisual collections and newspaper cuttings, and archives of artists, curators, and institutions (including art galleries). An important part of the collection is the material on exhibitions, festivals, and other events related to contemporary art organized by the Pushkin Museum. In 2020, branches of the National Center for Contemporary Art in six Russian cities‑Vladikavkaz, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, and Tomsk‑became part of the Pushkin Museum. <\p>
Major projects by branches of the Pushkin Museum include: the TOM festival of art and reading in Tomsk; the Not Kids forum and Young Artist’s Laboratory in Yekaterinburg; the Curatorial Forum and the exhibition The Art of Living at Home in St. Petersburg; the Vasari Festival of art texts and the Festival of Drawing as part of the Museum Embankment project in Nizhny Novgorod; the Alanika International Festival of Contemporary Art in Vladikavkaz; and the Sound Around Festival of sound art and experimental music in Kaliningrad.
Work in regions where it is not represented by branches and exhibition projects is also important to the Pushkin Museum. It helps to reveal and support the local art scene and to talk about the museum’s values. In 2016, the studio of Eduard Shteinberg in Tarusa became part of the museum thanks to the artist’s widow, Galina Manevich. Each year it is the venue for a series of events entitled Summer at Eduard Shteinberg’s Studio. The Sound Around festival of art and experimental music that first took place in Petropavlovsk‑Kamchatsky in 2022 continues the tradition of the original Sound Around festival.