The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex with one of the largest foreign art collections in Russia. The museum collection contains about 700 thousand original works created by artists of different epochs, from ancient Egypt and ancient Greece to the present day. In the main building of the museum you can see iconic paintings — works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Botticelli, Canaletto, Poussin, masters of the Northern Renaissance and other outstanding artists. The museum collection of French art of the XIX—XX centuries, based on the collections of philanthropists Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov, is one of the most famous in the world. It features remarkable works by Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and other artists. The museum's funds are actively replenished at the present time.
The Department of the Multimedia Library of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, which unites library and archival collections on the history of Russian contemporary art, was founded in 2020. The library collection of the Multimedia Library contains more than seven thousand catalogs, books, and periodicals. Among the most significant objects are: catalogs of Francisco Infante, Eduard Steinberg, Lev Kropivnitsky, Dmitry Krasnopevtsev, the TOTART group (Natalia Abalakova and Anatoly Zhigalov), Leonid Tishkov, Irina Zatulovskaya, Andrey Krasulin; rare catalogs of foreign group exhibitions of Soviet underground artists. The archive fund contains documents of curators, artists, art groups, creative associations and galleries collected by the staff of the Multimedia Library. An important part of the documentary collection are the materials of exhibitions and events of the regional branches of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.