The church lighting fixtures for a long time were traditionally on the outlying area of specialists' interests staying unstudied and less known to viewers. At the exhibition for the first time ever will be presented the unique lighting fixtures from the collection of the Russian Museum: chandeliers, corona lucises and lamps that become the part of the Old Russian Orthodox church culture of 15-17th centuries.
Among the most significant articles are the part of big Aphon corona lucis of 15-17th centuries, early chandeliers from Novgorod (17th and 18th centuries), the groop of the so-called emaciated chandeliers (17th century) and also lamps that are different in size, form, level of technical execution and artistic value. The special place in exposition belongs to the group of silver lamps (17th century) that are connected with the history of Alexander-Svir Monastery and to the large lanterns of mica (17th century) that were used as an inevitable attribute of the divine services and sacred processions.
20 september—19 november 2018
An exhibition of painting and graphic works of Russian Expressionism investigates original traits of this international movement in Russia.
22 august 2018—14 january 2019
The exhibition, dedicated to the 200th anniverary of St. Isaac's Cathedral, reveals new facts on the history of its construction and decoration. It presents drawings and cartoons made for the interior of the cathedral by such masters as Karl Bryullov, Fyodor Bruni, and others.
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
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