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|