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Solomon Yudovin. Siege Graphics from the Russian Museum Collection and Collection of Evgeny Gerasimov
Stroganov Palace

Solomon Yudovin. Siege Graphics from the Russian Museum Collection and Collection of Evgeny Gerasimov

24 january—13 may 2019

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leni...

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The 5th Photobiennale of Contemporary Photography
Marble Palace

The 5th Photobiennale of Contemporary Photography

31 january—25 march 2019

Engaging both professional and amateur photographers, the Biennale aims to reflect the diversity of techniques, genres, and stylistic trends in con...

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Woodcuts from the Russian Museum Collection
St Michael’s Castle

Woodcuts from the Russian Museum Collection

7 february—13 may 2019

The exhibition will present a large-scale panorama of the development of woodcut from the late 17th century to the beginning of the 21st century, from&nb...

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Nicholas I
St Michael’s Castle

Nicholas I

13 february—20 may 2019

The exhibition from the cycle “The Romanovs Family Saga” covers the personality and state affairs of Emperor Nicholas I, as reflected in the works of painting, graphics, numismatics and ...

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The Autumn of Russia’s Middle Ages
Benois Wing

The Autumn of Russia’s Middle Ages

21 february—13 may 2019

The exhibition dedicated to the sacred art of the 17th century presents books, objects of jewelry, embroidery, icon painting, monumental painting from the collect...

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Fyodor Konyukhov
St Michael’s Castle

Fyodor Konyukhov

28 march—13 may 2019

An exhibition of paintings and graphic works by a famous traveler revealing his extraordinary vision.

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Oleg Voukolov
Marble Palace

Oleg Voukolov

25 april—10 june 2019

The exhibition of paintings and graphic works by the Russian artist, now living and working in France, in which the main characters are... pillows.

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The Mikhailovsky Palace

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The Russian Museum, a treasury of Russian art, occupies one of the finest buildings in the center of Saint-Petersburg – a palace formerly belonging to Grand Duke Michail. Owing to architectural genius of Carlo Rossi, in the 1820 – 30s an Empire style ensemble appeared in the center of the capital of Russia: a palace, a square and a street linked with the name of Emperor Paul I’s youngest son Grand Duke Michail. The construction works on the palace started in 1819 near St. Michael’s castle, on the spot of buildings in the garden next to it, in accordance with Alexander I’s order. This all suggested an opportunity of having a private garden and being close to Winter and Anichkov palaces as well as Nevsky Avenue.

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The Benois Wing

Benois wing

The project of Benois wing was executed by the architects L.Benois and S.Ovsyannikov in 1910-1912. Originally the building was purposed for different exhibitions of different art unions. It was founded 27 June 1914, but the war which had burst out stopped the construction works for a while, so the building was completed only in 1919. Benois wing was transferred under the jurisdiction of the Russian Museum in early 1930s.


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The Stroganov Palace

Stroganov Palace

Stroganov palace to-be must have been put up in the 1720s, when one-storey chambers, belonging either to one of the Stroganovs or possibly the whole family, were constructed by Green Bridge across the Moika River. In 1742 baron Sergey Stroganov bought an incomplete two-storeyed house on the same site. Afterwards, all the buildings were rearranged into one palace complex by an architect Francesco Rastrelli in 1753-1754. The Stroganoff dynasty used to own it until 1918.

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St Michael's Castle

Mikhailovsky Castle

  The St. Michael’s Castle is a great architectural monument and the culmination in the history of St Petersburg architecture of the XVIII century. It was erected on the site of the Summer Palace of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna (architect Rastrelli, 1740s), which was dismantled by order of Emperor Pavel I after the death of his mother — Catherine II. The original idea of the castle belonged to Pavel himself and the first sketches were made by him. The construction of his future residence started in 1784. During the construction, which took almost 12 years, the Grand Duke referred to various architectural monuments that he had seen on his trip abroad in 

1781-1782. Several architects worked on the project at different stages — H.-F.-G. Viollier, V. Brenna, V.I. Bazhenov. One of the potential sites for the new palace was Gatchina.

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Pavilions of the Mikhailovsky Castle

The pavilions serves as a joining link between the castle and the city building and makes a mighty impression. The lower floors are decorated with bas-reliefs on subjects of antique myths about the travels of Dionysus (Sculptor – Fyodor Gordeev). The bas-reliefs probably contained a programme allegorically related to Emperor Paul I. The pavilions were completed in 1800 and meant for dwelling of ladies in waiting and maids of honour of the imperial court. After Paul's death the state apartments of the Court Administration were located here.

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The Marble Palace

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Marble palace, a unique sample of architecture of the XVIII century, is situated in Palace Embankment of the Neva River in the historical center of Saint-Petersburg. It was constructed in 1768 – 1785 according to the design by an Italian architect Antonio Rinaldi (1709-1794). That was Empress Catherine II who ordered to put it up. The palace was intended for General-Feldzeugmeister -count Grigory Orlov (1734-1783).


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The Summer Garden

Summer garden

Summer garden is the apple of Peter I’s eye, a gem in the necklace of Saint-Petersburg parks. In 1704 Peter I ordered to set up for him a big garden alike the famous European ones of the time and even sketched its original plan. Russian and foreign architects worked on this project: I.Matveev, D.Trezini, J.-B.Le Blond, A.Sсhluter, М.Zemtsov, F.-B.Rastrelli, landscape designers J.Roosen, I.Surmin, К.Schreder, I.Yakovlev, P.Lukianov and other. Already several years after its foundation Summer garden became the political and state life center, the spot of court ceremonies and festivals.

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Peter I Summer Palace

Peter I’s Summer Palace

Peter I’s Summer Palace in St Petersburg was built in 1710-1712 by architect Domenico Trezzini. Facades and interiors were decorated by architects and sculptors from Western Europe – A. Schluter, G.-I. Mattarnovi, and J.-B. Leblond.

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The Cabin of Peter the Great

Peter I’s log cabin

The Cabin of Peter the Great on Petrograd Island is a unique architectural monument and the oldest building in St Petersburg. In the records of Peter’s time the cabin was referred to as the “Initial palace” and the “Red mansion”. The 12,7 х 5,7 metre cabin, made of hewn pine, was built on May 26th, 1703, in a spot chosen by Peter himself. A wooden mortar and “flaming” cannon-balls were put on the roof to symbolize Peter I’s official army title of an artillery captain.

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The Mikhailovsky Garden

Mikhailovsky garden

Mikhailovsky garden is a very rare monument of landscape design of the XVIII – early XIX century, representing a unique combination of two different styles of landscaping – regular, or “French”, style, and landscape, or “English”, style. It is also a great example of architectural cohesion of a man-made structure (Mikhailovsky Palace) and natural landscape (Mikhailovsky garden), created by a prominent architect Carlo Rossi.

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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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