Museum "Saved Art Values"
The "Saved Art Values" was opened on February 4, 1989. It is the only museum in Belarus, the exposition of which consists of works of art and antiques, seized by customs officers while trying to illegally export them abroad. On February 19, 2016, a new exposition of the museum was opened, with about 400 museum items in 10 halls.
Unique exhibits tell about the activities of Brest Customs to prevent the smuggling of cultural property. The most extensive section of the museum represents a collection of Russian iconography of the 16th — early 20th centuries. Some halls exhibit icons in silver covers created in Russia's leading jewelry centers and a collection of Russian copper art castings. Secular art is presented by works of world-famous firms of Faberge, Ovchinnikov, Khlebnikov and others. The Art of the East section includes works of masters from Japan, China and Central Asia. European decorative and applied art of 18th — early 20th centuries is represented by antique furniture, items of bronze and porcelain. The collection of paintings is dominated by works of landscape and portrait genres, a separate hall is devoted to the art of drawing. Vernisages, creative meetings with artists, literary and musical evenings, chamber music concerts, master classes and museum teaching sessions are regularly held in the museum's exhibition hall.