Until 2014, the museum was engaged not only in the restoration of the monument, not only in scientific research, excursions, educational and cultural projects, but also in the publication of books. Some of them were published under the title “Perm-36 Museum Library”.
This work didn’t stop even after the museum complex was taken away from its founders. The former employees of the museum prepared new manuscripts for the publication of the series “History of Political Repressions”.
In 2018, a book by the museum’s former research director Leonid Obukhov, Perm 36. Prehistory was presented. The book describes the history of the colony, on the site of which the museum was created, in 1942-1972 — that is, from the birth of ITK No. 6 in the Gulag system to the time when the camp was converted into a political zone.
A year later a book was published by Andrei Nikitin, who worked as a press secretary for the Public Museum, Perm-36: A Chronicle of New Repressions, which tells in detail about how the Public Museum was destroyed, its creators were pressed, and its collections and archives were seized.
Site “GULAG. History of one camp” is devoted to the history of Perm-36, the last political zone of the Soviet Union, and the Public Museum, which was created on the remains of this zone by a group of enthusiasts.
Nowadays the museum with all its collections, archives, expositions and exhibitions is seized by the officials from the Ministry of Culture of Perm region.
This project is an attempt to create a universal model of a museum, which exists only in the virtual space and enables almost all kinds of activities of a real museum: scientific, educational, expo-exhibition and excursion.
The initiator of the creation of this resource was the International Coalition of Museums of Conscience, created in 1999, one of the founders of which was the Public Museum “Perm 36”.