WATCH: The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia

On March 13th, University at Albany (SUNY) professor Nadieszda Kizenko presented "The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia." This presentation was part of the Russian History Museum's Second Saturday lecture series. Using objects from the Russian History Museum's collection, this talk looked at confession [...]

2021-03-18T14:21:17-04:00March 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|

WATCH: Royal Weddings in Russia: Pageant and Piety at the Court of Russia’s Rulers

On February 13th, Westminster College Professor Russell Martin presented an online lecture titled "Royal Weddings in Russia: Pageant and Piety at the Court of Russia's Rulers." This presentation was part of the Russian History Museum's Second Saturday lecture series. The weddings of Russia’s rulers [...]

2021-03-16T15:44:52-04:00February 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|

Your Questions About Grand Duke Michael Answered

On December 12, Nicholas Nicholson, Russian History Museum's Director of Development, presented a captivating account of the life of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich. In "Grand Duke Michael: Brother of the Tsar" Nicholson shared new research from his recent book, co-authored with translator Helen Azar, Michael [...]

2020-12-17T17:07:06-05:00December 16th, 2020|Second Saturdays|

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|

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|