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

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 [...]

2021-06-09T16:54:49-04:00May 25th, 2021|History, Museum|

WATCH: Talking on Eggshells: Examining a Russian Tradition

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 [...]

2021-05-20T15:08:29-04:00May 20th, 2021|Museum Livestream|

WATCH: Unlocking Baron Mestmacher’s Fabergé Coffer

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 [...]

2021-05-11T11:24:03-04:00April 26th, 2021|Museum Livestream|

New Program! Collecting Stories: The McFerrin Fabergé Collection

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 [...]

2021-05-06T15:15:36-04:00April 19th, 2021|Announcements|

WATCH: The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia

On March 13th, University at Albany (SUNY) professor Nadieszda Kizenko presented "The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia." This presentation was part of the Russian History Museum's Second Saturday lecture series. Using objects from the Russian History Museum's collection, this talk looked [...]

2021-04-26T13:04:27-04:00March 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|

WATCH: Royal Weddings in Russia: Pageant and Piety at the Court of Russia’s Rulers

On February 13th, Westminster College Professor Russell Martin presented an online lecture titled "Royal Weddings in Russia: Pageant and Piety at the Court of Russia's Rulers." This presentation was part of the Russian History Museum's Second Saturday lecture series. The weddings of [...]

2021-04-26T13:04:59-04:00February 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|