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The US Ambassador to the Russian Federation Mr. John Tefft and officials of the US Consulate General in St. Petersburg visited Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera).

10.06.2015

On June 10th, 2015, the US Ambassador to the Russian Federation Mr. John Tefft and officials of the US Consulate General in St. Petersburg visited Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera). During the visit the guests got acquainted with the unique collections on the cultures of the indigenous peoples of North America displayed at the Museum, as well as with printed catalogues on museum American collections issued in close cooperation with American museums, research centers and communities of indigenous peoples. The parties expressed their mutual interest to continue the cooperation which helps to maintain and develop the close cultural and scientific relations between our countries. Mr. Tefft informed the Museum administration of providing a special grant for digitization and publication of the Museum collections dedicated to the culture of Californian Indians. The work will be conducted jointly with US experts and representatives of the indigenous peoples of California. Digitization of Californian collection of the Museum will be launched in September 2015.