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Princess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia: Princess, Patron, Presence

2021-01-12T11:54:56-05:00January 11th, 2021|History, Museum|

On January 11, 2001, Vera Konstantinovna of Russia, Princess of the Blood Imperial and great-granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I, died in Valley Cottage, New York, where she had lived for many years at the home for the elderly at the Tolstoy Foundation. On the 20th [...]

Your Questions About Grand Duke Michael Answered

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

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 [...]

October Conservation Challenge: Tsarevich Alexis’s “History of the Finland Life-Guards Regiment”

2020-10-21T13:49:32-04:00October 21st, 2020|Conservation|

This month, we are pleased to bring you our second Conservation Challenge — a book presented to the Heir-Tsesarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia in his capacity as Honorary Chief of the Finland Life-Guards Regiment of His Majesty. Help Restore This Artifact [...]

Success of the September Conservation Challenge: Grand Duchess Maria’s Book

2020-10-21T15:35:50-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Conservation|

We thank everyone who participated in our first-ever Conservation Challenge last month.  We were humbled by the generosity of our many donors who helped us meet and exceed our goal by over 40% with more than $1,400.00 donated! Our thanks go to our valued [...]

WATCH: Beyond Fabergé: Imperial Russian Jewelry

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Objects Displayed in Easter Exhibition at Museum of Russian Icons

2021-01-01T11:32:36-05:00July 19th, 2020|Exhibitions, Partnerships|

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 [...]