The Joseph Bokshay Transcarpathian Regional Art Museum is one of the centers of culture and art in the Transcarpathian region. It is named after the Ukrainian painter Joseph Bokshay. The origins of the museum date back to June 1945, when the former Zemska art gallery’s exhibit was given several rooms in Uzhgorod castle. For years, the museum’s collection was enriched by specimens from private collections and museums of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Lviv. In spring 1979, the museum moved to the historic center of Uzhgorod, to the former Zhupanat, or City Hall, a building of architectural importance from 1809, itself an example of classic Art. Presently the museum has more than 9,000 pieces, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and works of decorative art.