Friday, 6 January 2017

An Interesting Museum To Mikhail Bulgakov In Kiev

Mikhail Bulgakov was a Russian writer and playwright active during the first half of the 20th century. Trained as a doctor, Bulgakov served during WWI, was injured several times and eventually gave up medicine for writing. He wrote memoir pieces as well as works critical of the government, including the Communists.

His most famous work, The Master and Margarita, was published in 1966, 26 years after his death.

A house where he lived in Kiev is now a museum. The curators have adopted an inspired presentation model, combining artifacts of Bulgakov's life with details from one of his works, The White Guard. The logic is fair, as that work was written while Bulgakov was living in the house and he placed the fictional family's residence at that address.

The museum has created themes in each room, intertwining fiction and biography.

The blue room.

A bedroom and nice tile work.

Sarah, through a secret passage, featured in the book (passage, not Sarah).

Study in white.

The doctor's real office.

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