Museum funds

The All-Russian V.M. Shukshin
State Memorial is placed
in the ancient Srostki school building.

This building was built in 1928. In 1936 - 1943 V.M.Shukshin graduated from Srostki secondary school, in 1953 he passed his exams for school-leaving certificate ahead of time, in 1953 - 1954 he worked as a teacher at night school being executive at the same time.

Ancient building of Srostki secondary school
Frankly speaking, I was an indifferent teacher. I had neither experience nor education. But I can't forget young people looking at me gratefully, regardless, they were tired after working day, when I succeeded in telling them something interesting and important. I loved them in such moments and deep in my heart I believed proudly that I did a good, real work. Unfortunately we have not much such minutes. It's them consisting happiness.
V.M. Shukshin

Nowadays there is a historical-literature exposition "Life and creativity of V.M. Shukshin", "Srostki village history hall", and other expositions and meetings of V.M. Shukshin museum. Also museum administration is placed here.
The work on creation the museum exposition on the base of permanet exhibitions began in 1993-1994. The last version was approved in 1994. The common modul exposition equipment system is based on 2 exhibit demonstration layers. The first one is topical photocollage, the second one is expositional. The equipment is made of planed wood, linen, glass, twine. There are 5 parts in this exposition:

  • "Srostky's History (early 19th-late 20th century)"
  • "School Classroom (memorial)"
  • "Shukshin's Creative Work 1954-1974"
  • "World Literary Legacy of V.M. Shukshin. Shukshin and Theatre"
  • "Shukshin and Modernity"

  • It is planned to complete the work in 2 last parts, namely "Srostky's History" and "Shukshin and Modernity" in 1997-1998 by the 70th anniversary of Shukshin.

    "Srostky's History (19-20 century)."

    The documents about village are exhibited here. Chronological succession of material shows the village history in 1920s - 50s.
    Srostki village history hall. Extract of exposition
    ... I memorized the way of life of Russian peasantry, the morality of this life, moreover, I was convinced by years that this very way is wonderful, beginning from language, habitation:
    V.M. Shukshin

    "School Classroom (Memorial)"

    Srostky School classroom furniture (1940s - 50s) was recreated here, originally for shooting the film "Holidays of Childhood" (After Shukshin's storics, producers R. and Y. Grigoriev, Gorky-Studio, 1982).
    Vasily learned in this classroom in 1944. Here one can see his General Education Certificate, books, textbooks, visual aids.

    " V.M. Shukshin's Creative Work, 1954-74."

    It is the central part of the exposition. It includes the period from his leaving for Moscow till his last work in literature and cinema. The exhibits show his study at the Institute of Cinematography, his first parts in films, his work in film shot in the Altai, namely "There Lives Such a Fellow" (1964), "Your Son and Brother" (1966), "Ovens-Benches" (1972), direction and production of 5 author's films, actor parts. There are also his published works edited during Shukshin's life time. His first story was Published in "Smena" magazine No 5, 1958. His first book "Villagers" was published in 1963. Shukshin's private things, family photoes, manuscripts, dresses of film characters, documents concerning perpetuating Shukshin's name are also exhibited there.

    "World Literary Legacy of V.M.Shukshin. Shukshin and the Theatre."

    More than 130 editions of Shukshin works have been published from 1974 till now and translated into 44 foreign languages. They have been edited in 20 countries. Here one can also see scientific research into Shukshin's works. The part "Shukshin and Altai" includes the information about performances in different theatres of our country, e. g. "Characters" in Mayakovsky Moscow Theatre. There are also placards, programs, illustrations for his works. There are also exhibitions of paintings in show hall. The main themes of these paintings are Altai and Shukshin.