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WATCH: Beyond Fabergé: Imperial Russian Jewelry

On September 12, jewelry dealer and Russian specialist Marie Betteley introduced her forthcoming book Beyond Fabergé, Imperial Russian Jewelry, set to be released in October 2020. A lavishly illustrated systematic survey of all the leading jewelers and silver masters of Imperial Russia, Beyond Fabergé promises to [...]

2020-09-22T16:57:57-04:00September 14th, 2020|Second Saturdays|

WATCH: “A Mass of Brilliant Color”: Vestments for the Coronation of Nicholas II and Alexandra Fedorovna

On August 8, Dr. Karen Kettering presented a lecture on the sumptuous vestments created for the coronation of Nicholas II and Alexandra Fedorovna. The lecture was part of the museum's Second Saturday lecture series. Vestments for clergy serving at coronation ceremonies [...]

2020-08-21T14:36:19-04:00August 17th, 2020|Second Saturdays|

Objects Displayed in Easter Exhibition at Museum of Russian Icons

Twenty objects from the Russian History Museum's collection are on display in the special  exhibition “Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia,” which will be on extended view at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts.  The Russian History Museum joins the Artie [...]

2020-08-02T23:29:02-04:00July 19th, 2020|Exhibitions, Partnerships|

Museum Object Provides Evidence in Investigation into Remains of Nicholas II’s Family and Attendants

On Friday the 17th of July, the 102nd anniversary of the murder of Tsar Nicholas II, his family, and those who died with them, Russian newspaper Izvestiia published an interview with Marina Molodtsova, the Senior Investigator of the Russian Federation’s Investigatory Committee concerning the [...]

2020-08-05T13:11:44-04:00July 17th, 2020|Partnerships, Research|

WATCH: “Black Gold: Russian Lacquer from the 18th -20th Centuries”

On July 11, Nick Nicholson, the Russian History Museum's Director of Development and a specialist in Russian decorative art, presented a lecture on the world of Russian lacquer that existed before the revolution, lacquer work from the Soviet, and present day lacquer centers of [...]

2020-08-02T22:34:26-04:00July 14th, 2020|Second Saturdays|

Conservation of a Rare Painting by Constantin Westchiloff

The Russian History Museum is proud to announce the completion of the conservation treatment of a work in its collection, “Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane,” by the Russian-American artist Constantin Alexandrovich Westchiloff (b. St. Petersburg 1878 – d. New York 1945). Westchiloff studied [...]

2020-07-31T22:53:05-04:00May 20th, 2020|Announcements, Conservation|

Nicholas Nicholson Appointed as Director of Development

The Russian History Museum announces that Nicholas B. A. Nicholson has joined the staff of the museum effective immediately. Nicholson will serve as the museum’s first Director of Development. “We are thrilled to have Nick join us,” said the museum’s Executive Director Michael Perekrestov. “His [...]

2020-08-03T09:09:55-04:00April 20th, 2020|Announcements|