The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex and owns one of the largest world art collections, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the current day. Currently the museum holds around 700,000 art works of different epochs. The jewel of the collection is French art of the XIX – XX centuries – one of the most famous collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world. The museum, founded in 1912, is located in the historical center of Moscow not far from the Kremlin. Each year The Pushkin Museum presents world-class exhibitions to the public. The Museum encourages contemporary art and attempts to engage modernity and classic art works in a mutual dialogue. Active in scientific research, exhibition activities, music festivals and artistic and educational work with adults and children, The Pushkin Museum is one of the most important cultural centers of Russia, visited by more than one million people per year. At present the museum is going through extensive reconstruction, the development of the Museum Town will be the first of its kind in Russia.