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Crimea in photographs of 1880-1910-s from the collection of the Russian Museum, From the cycle "Travelling around the Russian Empire"

Ivan Barshchevsky. Kerch. View of Mitridat mountain. 1888. Albumen print
3 february 2016—31 may 2016

It is more than two centuries that the territory of the Crimean peninsula forms part of the historical and cultural heritage of Russia. The main interest to Crimea evolved in 1880-s with the works of Russian photographers - those from the photography workshops of Yalta (I. Nostits, F. Orlov, I. Semenov) and Sevastopol (K. Kolpakcheev, S. Rainish) and those who were coming to Crimea with scientific and archeological expeditions (I. Barschevsky, V. Mashukov). During their trips to the peninsula these and other professionals or amateurs were making pictures of the natural and architectural highlights of Crimea. The beginning of the XX century saw rise of the interest to this subject due to the intense tourism to the peninsula and rising popularity of photographic postcards. The Russian museum exhibition provides an opportunity to see the rare and unique photographs made in various genres, format and technique. Specific attention is given to the work of the prominent Russian photographer Ivan Barschevsky (1851-1948), who visited Crimea in 1888 with the exhibition of Imperial Moscow Archeological Society and made pictures of Bakhchysarai and its environs. This virtual stroll around the Crimean peninsula opens the cycle "Travelling around the Russian Empire" that will present the best pieces of the Russian historical photography from the collection of the Russian museum.

Konstantin Kolpakcheev (Kolpakchi). St. Vladimir’s Cathedral and lane with ancient columns in the garden of Chersonese Monastery. 1880’s.  Albumen print Unknown photographer. Bay of Balaklava. Not earlier than 1882. Albumen print Unknown photographer. Uchan-Su. 6 August 1912. Sheet from the photo album of Ender artist family. Collodion print Ivan Barshchevsky. Iron Door of Khan Mengli Giray. 1888. Albumen print Unknown photographer. Sebastopol. Tsar’s Pier. 1906. Phototypie Kordovsky & Dressler  One-color photograph Ivan Barshchevsky. Сhufut-Kale. Outside view of Karaite Synagogue. 1888. Albumen print

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The St. Petersburg Governorate in photographs from the 1860‒1910s from the collection of the Russian Museum

The St. Petersburg Governorate in photographs from the 1860‒1910s from the collection of the Russian Museum

30 may—26 august 2019

From the series “Traveling around Russian Empire”. The exhibition presents the image of St. Petersburg Governorate in professional and amateur photographs, as well as postcards depicting the man-made and natural sights of the area, the local population and the events of everyday life.

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

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 Leningrad. The artist witnessed and experienced the siege, one of the most tragic events of the Second World War, firsthand.

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