On June 22nd, the Russian History Museum presented this livestream event, hosted on Zoom and YouTube. Throughout this program, Executive Director Michael Perekrestov and Curator Nick Nicholson discussed various representations of Russia’s diverse population.

This chat was inspired by a recent museum discovery: a book printed in the early 19th Century, held onsite in one of the monastery archives. This book was an exploration into Russian costumes, closely modeled on an earlier work. The program’s scope considered how the Russian people are portrayed in both volumes and subsequent materials, from print to porcelain. Michael and Nick’s discussion also included audience-based questions.

This program is funded in part by a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act.