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WATCH: Unlocking Baron Mestmacher’s Fabergé Coffer

2021-07-16T10:17:32-04:00April 26th, 2021|Museum Livestream|

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 [...]

New Program! Collecting Stories: The McFerrin Fabergé Collection

2021-07-16T11:55:03-04:00April 19th, 2021|Announcements, Collecting Stories|

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 [...]

WATCH: The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia

2021-07-16T10:18:37-04:00March 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|

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 [...]

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

2021-07-16T10:19:23-04:00February 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|

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 [...]

Princess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia: Princess, Patron, Presence

2021-01-12T11:54:56-05:00January 11th, 2021|History, Museum|

On January 11, 2001, Vera Konstantinovna of Russia, Princess of the Blood Imperial and great-granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I, died in Valley Cottage, New York, where she had lived for many years at the home for the elderly at the Tolstoy Foundation. On the 20th [...]