The Grand Costume Ball of 1903: From Russian Tsars to Star Wars

Anastasia Shteinert, Communications and Engagement Manager This winter, the attributes of traditional Russian style went viral on social media. On TikTok and Instagram, people all around the world record themselves wearing fur coats, fluffy hats, and ornamented babushka-style scarves. This fashion became known as [...]

2023-12-19T21:48:05-05:00December 19th, 2023|Artifact Spotlight|

The Private World of Nicholas and Alexandra (Video)

The Russian History Museum presented their third livestream program on Tuesday, August 24. During this highly successful program, Executive Director Michael Perekrestov and curator Nick Nicholson chatted about the recent restoration of the Alexander Palace. Dovetailing with Nick's expedition to Russia for [...]

2023-03-17T10:54:55-04:00August 26th, 2021|Museum Livestream|

Unique Artifacts Loaned to Exhibition in Tsarskoe Selo

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - The Russian History Museum is honored to loan fifty rare objects to Russia’s Tsarskoe Selo Museum-Preserve in St. Petersburg, for a new exhibition on view July 23 – October 18, 2021. At the Sovereign’s Stirrup («При государеве стремени. Конные эскорты России с [...]

2021-07-20T11:18:01-04:00July 16th, 2021|Announcements, Loans|

Collecting Stories: The Search for the Romanovs

Collecting Stories: The Search for the Romanovs An exclusive online conversation with Peter Sarandinaki, President of SEARCH Foundation In July of 1918, fourteen members of the Romanov family were murdered at Ekaterinburg and at Alapayevsk. On February 7th, 1919, Nikolai Sokolov began his investigation into [...]

2021-07-10T13:53:45-04:00July 9th, 2021||

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 [...]

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

Your Questions About Grand Duke Michael Answered

On December 12, Nicholas Nicholson, Russian History Museum's Director of Development, presented a captivating account of the life of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich. In "Grand Duke Michael: Brother of the Tsar" Nicholson shared new research from his recent book, co-authored with translator Helen Azar, Michael [...]

2020-12-17T17:07:06-05:00December 16th, 2020|Second Saturdays|

Museum Object Provides Evidence in Investigation into Remains of Nicholas II’s Family and Attendants

On Friday the 17th of July, the 102nd anniversary of the murder of Tsar Nicholas II, his family, and those who died with them, Russian newspaper Izvestiia published an interview with Marina Molodtsova, the Senior Investigator of the Russian Federation’s Investigatory Committee concerning the [...]

2020-08-05T13:11:44-04:00July 17th, 2020|Partnerships, Research|

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