Borovksy Memorial Flat

The former home of the Russian artist and set designer David Borovsky (1934-2006).

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Feature List

  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Library

David Borovsky studied at the Kiev Art College and began set painting as a teenager. He launched his professional career as the Artistic Director of the Kiev Russian Drama Theatre and, after a period working with the theatre director Yuri Lyubimov, he became chief designer of the Moscow Taganka Theatre in 1973, a position he held for over thirty years. Over the course of his career, he worked in Russia, Italy, Germany, Hungary, France, Finland and the United States, and designed productions of The Master and Margarita, based on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel, The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman and Euripides's Medea.

His memorial flat in the heart of Moscow was opened to the public in 2012, and still retains the lively creativity that characterised it during his lifetime. Visitors can view paintings, sketches, layouts, photographs and documentary material from across Borovsky's career. It is split into three parts: a memorial space, preserving the artist's original items and workspace; a dedicated exhibition area, and an extensive library which provides an invaluable resource for young designers and students. The Borovsky Memorial Flat is now also a branch of the Bakhrushin State Theatre Museum.

Opening Times

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 12 noon - 7pm

Thursdays, 1pm - 9pm

Closed on the last Friday of every month

Admission prices:

300 Rubles Adults

150 Rubles Concessions

Accurate as of September 2018


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