The Russian History Museum announces that Nicholas B. A. Nicholson has joined the staff of the museum effective immediately. Nicholson will serve as the museum’s first Director of Development.

“We are thrilled to have Nick join us,” said the museum’s Executive Director Michael Perekrestov. “His decades of experience in the field of Russian works of art and service on the boards of directors of related institutions will benefit our museum enormously.”

Nicholson comes to the museum with more than 25 years of development, curatorial, art advisory, and auction experience; he has worked with museums, institutions, private collectors, and high-level donors.

“I am excited to join the Russian History Museum, which has entered an important phase of its development as an institution,” said Nicholson. “I look forward to connecting new patrons, donors, and foundations to the exciting work the museum is doing in the presentation and interpretation of our exceptional collection.”  In his new role at the museum, Nicholson brings his experience as the chairman of the board of directors of the Merchant’s House Museum in New York City and on the collection committee of the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA.

Nicholson is the recent co-curator of the exhibition Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia and is the annotator of a recent translation, Michael Romanov: Brother of the Last Tsar: Diaries and Letters 1916-1918. Nicholson will remain based in New York City.

The Director of Development position at the Russian History Museum is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.