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St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs

St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs
27 september 2018—12 november 2018
The active development of photography began in St. Petersburg in the mid-1850s. Saint Petersburg-based professional photographers and amateurs (A. Lorens, G. Wesenberg, I. Bianki, A. Felish, K. Schulz, L. Butrimovich, A. Nasvetevich, A. Erzhemsky, I. Alexandrov, J. Shteinberg, V. Klassen, K. Bulla, A. Gailevich, K. Kubesh, and others) created not only individual photographs, but also full-fledged series of photographs and comprehensive albums devoted to historical events, everyday life, and Petersburg landmarks, many of which later underwent changes or did not survive until the present day.

From the end of the 1890s on, numerous “open letters” depicting St. Petersburg sights are published in various printing techniques from the negatives created by local photographers over the years. In respect to their subject and composition, they echoed photographs printed on albumen, collodion or silver bromide paper, but sometimes were distinguished from them by a more dynamic composition of the frame. In addition to architecture and panoramic views of the capital, masters of photography tried to capture in pictures and postcards many famous Saint Petersburg citizens and various events in the social and cultural life of the capital, especially at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. One of the milestone events of this time was the opening of Emperor Alexander III’s Russian Museum on March 7 (19), 1898.

The photographs of St. Petersburg taken between 1850 and 1910 presented in the exhibition continue the retrospective photo cycle “Travels throughout the Russian Empire” from the collection of the Russian Museum and are dedicated to the 315th anniversary of our city and the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Russian Museum.

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4th Biennale of Historical and Archival Photography from Russian Museums and Archives

4th Biennale of Historical and Archival Photography from Russian Museums and Archives

22 december 2021—14 march 2022

The Biennale of Historical and Archival Photography once again presents inaccessible photo collections of regional museums. The exhibition will show 144 photographs from museums in Voronezh, Ivangorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Rybinsk, Ryazan, Simferopol, Omsk, Pskov, Uglich, Yakutsk. The exposition is structured as a consistent story about the cultural, everyday and political life of Russia in the 1870s - 1930s.

Pavel Stroganov: Italian Journey

Pavel Stroganov: Italian Journey

9 september 2021—6 december 2021

Count Pavel Sergeevich Stroganov (1823-1911), traveling with his family in Italy in 1839-1841, captured the image of this country in numerous drawings, which were considered the works of an unknown master until recently. At the exhibition in the halls of the palace that belonged to the Stroganovs, the Russian Museum will show 60 wonderful drawings from its collection for the first time and comment in a multimedia show how their research was carried out, which made it possible to prove the authorship of Count Pavel Stroganov.

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