Today, the Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture is an unparalleled treasury of musical culture heritage.
It is the repository for a unique collection of musical and literary autograph manuscripts, research works on the history of culture, rare books, and printed music. The Consortium’s holdings include more than 700,000 items. The collection of the Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture includes autographs, letters, photographs and various documents related to life and work of eminent figures of Russian and foreign musical culture.
The Russian State Archive of Literature and Arts, “Archive of Muses”, is the largest store of Russia where the richest materials on history of the home literature, music, theatre, cinema, fine arts and architecture are concentrated. It was established in 1941, partly on the basis of the collection of the State Literature Museum, Goslitmuseum (GLM), as the Central State Literature Archive (TsGLA). The proper funds from Central State October Revolution Archive of the USSR (TsGAOR), State Historical Museum (GIM), Central State Archive for Old Documents (TsGADA), the State Tretyakov Gallery and other archives were transferred to it.