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The collection of drawings and watercolours made in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, some 100,000 works, is the largest and fullest in the world. In March 1898 the museum opened its first exhibition, showing drawings and water-colours presented by the Hermitage and the Academy of Arts.The collection was enlarged in the early 1910s by acquisitions from exhibitions, artists' studios and collectors. In the years following the revolution, works poured into the collection from palaces, mansions and leading collectors. Some 6,000 study drawings entered the museum from the Academy of Arts in the 1920s and early 1930s. The following years saw entire collections donated to the museum, as well as acquisitions of works made over various periods.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from 12 March to 14 September 2020.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from 13 February to 12 June 2019.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from November 23, 2017 to March 26, 2018.
Multimedia program combines about 500 works of Russian artists who worked in Italy and of Italian masters who left their trace in Russian art, including those who contrib¬uted greatly to the architectural image of the Russian Museum palaces.
The Program includes works of artists from the collections of two museums - The Russian Museum and the Museum of Republic of Karelia, dedicated to "Kalevala". It includes annotations of the works and biographies of artists.
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Онлайн-лекция «Петербург в произведениях художников»
А.В. Прозорова07 June 2022
Онлайн-лекция к выставке «Александр Бенуа. К 150-летию со дня рождения»
Е.В. Станкевич25 February 2021
Lecture: "Konstantin Somov. To the 150th anniversary of the birth"
Е.В. Станкевич10 September 2019
Лекция "Акварели из бювара императрицы Александры Федоровны"
Н.Н. Соломатина16 April 2019
Mikhail Sokolov. An Online lecture. The heritage of the artist in the collection of the Yaroslavl Art Museum
Н. П. Голенкевич28 February 2019
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Graphic art. A Lecture
Н. М. Козырева06 September 2018
Лекция «Художники блокадного города»
С. С. Ершова28 April 2015