So many of our artifacts have traveled thousands of miles before finding a home at the Russian History Museum.
Russian refugees, repeatedly displaced by revolution and war throughout the 20th century, lovingly preserved these artifacts for years. It’s nothing short of a miracle that they survived bombings, confiscations, evacuations, and transoceanic crossings.
Unsurprisingly, many artifacts are in poor condition.
Now, they require special care for their preservation and conservation.