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Opening of Tsarskoe Selo Exhibition Featuring RHM Artifacts

2021-07-25T09:20:34-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Announcements, Loans, Partnerships|

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - A new exhibition featuring fifty artifacts loaned by the Russian History Museum to the Tsarskoe Selo Museum-Heritage Site opened on July 22nd. At the Sovereign’s Stirrup: The Mounted Escort in Russia from the XVI century to the Present Day charts [...]

Unique Artifacts Loaned to Exhibition in Tsarskoe Selo

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

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 [...]

A Sumptuous Anniversary Gift: Grand Duke Konstantin’s Fabergé Frame

2021-07-16T15:18:41-04:00July 15th, 2021|Artifact Spotlight, History|

Nicholas Nicholson, Curator Another Narrow Escape Princess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia had only thirty minutes to pack her things and leave the castle of Altenburg in Germany where she had lived since 1938. The Soviet forces could arrive at any moment. If she were captured, [...]

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

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

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 [...]

WATCH: Talking on Eggshells: Examining a Russian Tradition

2021-07-14T10:40:41-04:00May 20th, 2021|Museum Livestream|

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 [...]