The exhibition at The Artefactum Gallery in Dubai presents a captivating array of natural wonders, ranging from formidable dinosaur skulls to ancient sea creatures, all transformed into stunning interior design pieces. In addition to these remarkable artifacts, visitors can explore home decor items like chairs crafted from Nile crocodiles, intricately designed animal skulls, framed real butterflies, and collections of nature’s most fascinating creatures. As the first gallery in the United Arab Emirates to specialize in fossils dating from 400 to 2 million years old, along with exceptionally designed items, The Artefactum Gallery offers discerning collectors a unique opportunity to acquire these exceptional pieces.

Embracing this rich heritage, Artefactum Gallery aims to evoke the spirit of exploration, curiosity, and wonder that characterized these early collections. The latest collection features a carefully curated selection of natural artifacts tailored for the new generation of collectors. These rarities are sourced from privately funded expeditions in paleontology, archaeology, and wildlife exploration, offering a unique glimpse into our natural world.

Founded by successful businessmen and esteemed public figures Andrey Zaykin and Kirill Sarychev, The Artefactum Gallery is the culmination of their shared vision. With Andrey’s passion for collecting and Kirill’s dedication to the exceptional, they invite enthusiasts on a journey through time. Together, they have created a space where visitors can immerse themselves in the history and beauty of artifacts millions of years old, seamlessly integrated into modern interiors.

“Our gallery is a homage to the timeless allure of ‘cabinet de curiosité,’ where art, science, and wonder converge,” says [Gallery owner Andrey Zaykin]. “We are dedicated to providing a unique and immersive experience that celebrates the beauty of human creativity and the mysteries of the natural world.” This concept revolutionized the perception of private collections, transforming them into precursors to modern museums.

Artefactum Gallery proudly stands as Dubai’s premier destination for a diverse and unparalleled collection of artifacts. Its meticulous approach to establishing and legally operating within the gallery has been meticulously coordinated with various government bodies, including the Department of Economic Development (DED), the Ministry of Climate Change, and Dubai Customs. Throughout this process, we have upheld strict adherence to regulatory frameworks, ensuring compliance across all import cases and every step of the way.

Step back in time and marvel at the extraordinary Mosasaur Prognathodon skull, a magnificent relic from the ancient seas. This remarkable specimen, dating back an astounding 83 million years, offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of prehistoric marine predators. With its imposing size and well-preserved features, including a length of 10 to 12 meters, this skull stands as a testament to the grandeur of these magnificent creatures that once ruled the oceans.

For collectors seeking the ultimate treasure, Artefactum Gallery presents a rare opportunity to acquire a perfectly intact skull of Prognathodon, a dinosaur-like marine lizard extinct for over 65 million years. Discovered in Morocco, this fossil epitomizes the dreams of collectors worldwide, boasting impeccable preservation and an impressive value of $500,000.

Uncover the beauty of ancient marine life with the prehistoric mollusk fossil, adorned with a rare organic gemstone cover. Dating back approximately 154 million years and sourced from North America, this exquisite specimen offers a glimpse into the intricate wonders of nature’s craftsmanship, preserved for eternity in stunning detail.

Experience the majesty of African craftsmanship with the Nile Crocodile Throne, featuring well-preserved skin texture and formidable claws. Crafted from the hides of Nile crocodiles and sourced from Africa, this unique piece combines historical significance with natural beauty, making it a striking addition to any collection or interior space.

As Artefactum continues to evolve, plans are underway to expand the collection to include eastern and oriental antiquities, ensuring a constant infusion of new and rare items. This commitment to growth guarantees that collectors will always find something new and extraordinary.

Artefactum is dedicated to providing an immersive experience, guiding visitors through the thrill of historical and art adventures, transforming them into treasure hunters of archaeological marvels. With a promise of worldwide shipping, Artefactum makes it possible for anyone around the globe to own a piece of history.

Discoveries await in the vast collection of fossils, showcasing nature’s artistry through mollusk shells, imprints of ancient flora, and traces of extinct species, each a testament to the aesthetic value of natural history. The gallery also prides itself on offering exquisite jewelry crafted from dinosaur teeth, designer taxidermy mounts, and unique art made from mammoth ivory, alongside a decorative collection of entomological specimens.

The Artefactum Gallery invites you to explore these timeless wonders and become a custodian of history’s most remarkable treasures. Located in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Artefactum is not just a gallery; it’s a portal to the past, ready to be discovered by those who seek the extraordinary.

Collection curator: Art Historian Valeriya Khachaturova

Address: Nassima Tower, Mezzanine Level, Unit M02, Sheikh Zayed Rd, World Trade Centre 1, Dubai. Contacts: Phone : +971 56 887 6217 / +971 4 327 3226 or email:



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