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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

2020-08-02T23:29:02-04:00July 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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]