The exhibition devoted to the culture of Ancient Russia presents about 350 works of the 10th - 18th centuries from the collections of the 19 Russian museums, libraries and archives. The unique examples of icon-painting, jewelry art, needlework, applied arts, sculpture, the rare manuscripts, printed books and birch bark letters reveal the creative role of the Orthodoxy in the history of the Russian State. For the first time the masterpieces by the Russian masters are presented in the single expositional space that creates the impressionable, large-scaled and integrated picture of the Old Russian art from its sources till the epoch of Peter the Great. Among the most significant exhibits there are presented the fragment of the Ostromir Gospel that is the oldest surviving East Slavic Manuscript book, the Krater (chalice, intended for Eucharist vine) from Novgorod of the XI century, Icon of the Vladimir Mother of God of the time of Andrei Rublev, the Gospel of 1507, The Venerable Sergius of Radonezh shroud and the unique works of the European art.
The thematic sections of the exhibitions recreate the solemn and enlightened image of the Holy Russia and carry to modern viewer the eternal spiritual values and the ethical ideals of the Russian Orthodoxy culture.
The exhibition is organized on the initiative of Dmitry Medvedev, the President of the Russian Federation
29 july—7 december 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.
12 march—14 september 2020
February 26, 2020, marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Alexander III, whose name was given to The State Russian Museum in April 1895. Special mention is made of Alexander III's merits in museum construction and art education, which was due to his undoubted passion for history and fine arts.
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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