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A German Governess and the Russian Tsar: The Story of a Porcelain Easter Egg

2021-07-16T15:19:10-04:00May 25th, 2021|Artifact Spotlight, History|

Nisa Topcu, Museum Intern How did a German tutor named Agnes Bachman receive an Easter egg from Tsar Nicholas II? The story of a delicate porcelain Easter egg, donated to the Museum in 2019, gives us a glimpse into the experience of a German governess [...]

WATCH: Talking on Eggshells: Examining a Russian Tradition

2021-07-14T10:40:41-04:00May 20th, 2021|Museum Livestream|

On May 20th, the Russian History Museum's Executive Director Michael Perekrestov and Curator Nick Nicholson presented this livestream event focusing on Easter traditions and collection pieces. This livestream chat surveyed pieces from the museum that involve a unifying theme: Eggs! The event [...]

WATCH: Unlocking Baron Mestmacher’s Fabergé Coffer

2021-07-16T10:17:32-04:00April 26th, 2021|Museum Livestream|

On April 22nd, the Russian History Museum's Executive Director Michael Perekrestov and Curator Nick Nicholson presented this inaugural livestream event. Their discussion was centered around a striking silver presentation box by the firm of Fabergé, decorated with Egyptian figures, enameled coats of [...]

New Program! Collecting Stories: The McFerrin Fabergé Collection

2021-07-16T11:55:03-04:00April 19th, 2021|Announcements, Collecting Stories|

On Thursday, April 15, the Russian History Museum presented its inaugural Collecting Stories conversation.   Collecting Stories is a new program in which curator Nick Nicholson and other members of RHM staff are able to have live, in-person conversations with collectors, curators, scholars, and notable members of the Russian [...]