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The Mariinsky Theatre. 1783 - 2003. The Theme With Variations

23 may 2003—27 june 2003
The exhibition is devoted to an oldest music theatre of the country. For more than two centuries it has been an academy of the national opera and Russian ballet. The show is organized by the State Russian Museum together with the State Academic Mariinsky Theatre and the St Petersburg Sate Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art. The exposition includes about 700 objects, among them - costumes of actors of the imperial theatre, sketches and models of scenery for performances. This performance-exhibition in the halls of the Marble Palace is designed as an interactive zone of theatrical backstage space - properties and machines for sound and lighting effects create the impression of going on preparation for a performance. The exposition tells about the Mariinsky theatre history from the very beginning till nowadays, unites the past and the present. Authentic theatrical relics are found near original elements of modern scenography, all arranged in historical order. Conductor's baton of Peter Tchaikovsky, shoes of Anna Pavlova, awards of Marius Petipa, sketches of scenery and costumes, belongings of conductors, producers, and artists who worked in the theatre at different periods of its history, as well as modern works of the theatre will reveal wonderful history of the legendary Mariinka.
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The Light of Learning: Publishing and Educational Posters from the Collection of the Russian Museum

The Light of Learning: Publishing and Educational Posters from the Collection of the Russian Museum

16 december 2020—30 march 2021

The exhibition features posters from the collection of the Russian Museum, relating to education in Russia in the first third of the twentieth century. The exposition includes about 120 works of agitation art of the widest thematic range - from narrow advertising in bookstores, publishing houses and libraries to large-scale propaganda of reading, getting knowledge and education.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july—30 november 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

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

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