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The Russian Museum holds one of Russia's leading collections of icons and Old Russian applied art. A start was made to this collection back in 1898, when the museum was founded. Acquisitions made in the 1900's and early 1910's were of enormous significance for the collection.The collection was added to in the years following the revolution by acquisitions made through the Museum Fund, as well as directly from churches and monasteries. Later, particularly in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's, regular expeditions of museum research assistants and restorers were organized to gather works of Old Russian art. These became an important source of new acquisitions. The collection currently includes some 6,000 icons and roughly the same number of works of Old Russian applied art, ranging from the tenth to the eighteenth centuries.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from 21 February to 13 May 2019.
The film tells us about one of the depositories of the Russian museum which holds Old Russian Art.
This film tells about major icon types of St. Nicholas of Myra - one of the most respectable saints of Russia. You will see the masterpieces of Orthodox Russian Art, wood sculptures, examples of old-Russian embroidering, statuaries.
This documentary film tells about creation of the main building of The State Russian museum - The Mikhailovsky Palace.
The Art collection of the State Russian museum has developed through many phases and expansions. This collection has been forming since the opening of the State Russian museum in 1898
Film tells about the prominent Russian dynasty of the Stroganovs. Wealthy family of merchants and art amateur.
In March 1998 the centenary of the State Russian Museum – the first state museum of Russia containing the national art collection – was celebrated. This program represents the outstanding works of national painting, graphics and sculpture, it the history of the museum and its collections and shows the palaces belonging to the united museum complex.
Divisions: “Masterpieces”, “The Mikhailovsky Palace”, “The Marble Palace”, “The Stroganov Palace”, “The St.Michael’s Castle”, “History in Photographs” and “Jubilee Celebrations”
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Русский музей. Рождество. Специальная праздничная программа
П. В. Западалова18 December 2020
Онлайн-лекция "Иконография Воскресения Христова"
П. В. Западалова17 April 2020
П. В. Западалова24 December 2019
Прикладное искусство Руси на выставке "Осень русского Средневековья"
О. В. Клюканова, С.М. Новаковская-Бухман30 April 2019
Русский Север в истории древнерусского искусства
И. А. Антропова23 April 2019
Ярославская иконописная школа09 April 2019
Лекция "Иконы мастеров Оружейной палаты"
П. В. Западалова04 April 2019
Между старым и новым: иконопись первой половины – середины XVII века
И.А. Шалина30 March 2019
Лекция "Осень русского Средневековья". Выставка искусства XVII века в Русском музее
П. В. Западалова26 March 2019
«Амвон 1533 года в историко-литургическом контексте (Пещное действо или хиротония)»16 November 2017
The ambon in numbers. The symbolism of images. A Lecture
О. В. Клюканова27 June 2017
The Art of Novgorod the Great in the Time of Prelate Macarius. A Lecture
И.А. Шалина13 June 2017
Лекция «Клады Древней Руси». Часть вторая
С.М. Новаковская-Бухман15 January 2016
Лекция «Клады Древней Руси». Часть первая
С.М. Новаковская-Бухман22 December 2015