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The exhibition “In the Mirror of Time: Dialogue of Cultures in the Russian world” was working on board of the ship “Rimsky-Korsakov” as part of the expedition “Slavic course — 2012” (Khanty-Mansiysk — Salekhard — Omsk, 20.06.2012 — 05.07.2012, expedition head — Ekaterina Lonshakova) organized by the Society of Russian Culture (Surgut) due to the support of the Government of Khanty-Mansy Autonomous Area – Yugra and with the assistance of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences. A traveling exhibition crossed from north to south almost the whole of Russia.

On May, 17th, 2012, a regular session of the seminar titled “Scientia Kunstkameras” took place in the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS. Dr. Willem Mulder, a specialist in the 17th-18th-century medicine from the Netherlands, read his paper titled “Frederik Ruysch – a phenomena”.

On March 9, 2012 the Russian Cultural Center in Ljubljana (Slovenia) held the opening of the exhibition titled "In the Mirrors of Time. Peoples of Russia through the Eyes of Photographers at the Turn of the 19th–20th Centuries (from the Collections of St. Petersburg Kunstkamera)" in the city of Maribor (Slovenia) during the festival "Maribor 2012. European Capital of Culture".

On October 8, 2011 the exhibition project «In the Mirrors of Times: Dialogue of Cultures in the “Russian World”» was presented within the frames of the XI Annual Session of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations"  (Rhodes, Greece).

On June 2 the exhibition “In the Mirrors of Time. Peoples of Russia through the Eyes of Photographers at the Turn of the 19th–20th Centuries (from the Collections of St. Petersburg Kunstkamera)” was opened in Bled (Slovenia) within the frames of the International Economic Conference “Russia and the European Union”, which was attended by scientists and economists from 20 countries. 

On May 25, 2011 the Russian cultural center in Ljubljana (Slovenia) held the opening of the exhibition titled “In the Mirrors of Time.  Peoples of Russia through the Eyes of Photographers at the Turn of the 19th–20th Centuries (from the Collections of St. Petersburg Kunstkamera)”.

On November 16, 2010 in Nairobi, within the framework of the visit of Mr Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, to the Republic of Kenya, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Museums of Kenya. Prof. Efim Rezvan, Kunstkamera Deputy Director, and Dr. Idle Omar Farah, the Director General of the National Museums of Kenya, signed the documents in the presence of the heads of the foreign offices of both countries. The Memorandum makes provision for a broad scientific cooperation between the two institutions.

On October 10, 2010 the exhibition project "Samuel Dudin - photographer, artist, ethnographer" was presented within the frames of the VIII Annual Session of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations" (Rhodes, Greece). The project presents in part the preliminary results of the joint Russian-Kazakhstan historical-ethnographic expedition (May 26 to June 9 of 2010). The exhibition which was held within the guidelines of "Ijma‘=Concord"  presents the works by Samuel Martynovich Dudin (1863-1929), an artist (disciple of Ilya Repin), photographer, ethnographer-scientist, traveler and collector. The Saint-Petersburg photo artist Tatiana Fedorova, who participated in the expedition of 2010, presented at the exhibition the series of her works made in Kazakhstan.
A joint Russian-Kazakhstan historical-ethnographic expedition took place from May 26 to June 9 of 2010 within the bounds of the joint project of the MAE RAS and Central State Museum of Republic of Kazakhstan titled "Samuel Dudin - photographer, artist, ethnographer. The materials of the expedition to Kazakhstan of 1899" along the course of Astana, Karaganda, Karkaralinsk, Bayanaul, Pavlodar. The Russian part of the expedition (led by the deputy director of the MAE RAS Efim Rezvan) was comprised of the director of the Department of Central Asia of the MAE RAS, Maryam Rezvan, MAE research officer, prominent specialist in ethnography of Kazakhstan, Inga Stasevich, the director of the Department of Ethnography of Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus and Crimea of the Russian Ethnographic Museum of Larisa Popova, a leading research officer of the State Russian Museum, Anton Uspenskii, and also an artist-photographer Tatiana Fedorova. The Kazakh part of the expedition (led by the first deputy director of the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan Beibitkali Kakabaev) was made up of Muslim Tattibaev, the head of the Editorial Publishing Center of the CSM of RK, Napil Bazylhan, the head of the Center of the Source Study and Manuscripts, and Dosymbek Hatran, the head of the Center of Anthropology and Ethnography of the CSM of RK, working according to a special program. Antony Wynn, an English writer-orientalist, also took part in the development of this expedition.

On July 19, 2010 Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the RAS held the opening of the exhibition titled "Between Turkestan and Tibet: the Salars". The Museum preserves one of the greatest ethnographic collections brought from Xinjiang and Qinghai (the PRC). It represents cultural and ethnical diversity of Chinese Turkestan and the history of its study in Russia. The gathering of this collection is closely linked to the activity of the legendary Russian Committee of Central Asian Studies and to the names of such prominent scholars and travellers as Nikolai M. Przhevalsky, Vsevolod I. Roborovsky, Sergey E. Malov, Edham R. Tenishev and many others.

In August of 2007 in Beijing within the framework of the Year of China in Russian Federation a treaty about scientific partnership between Saint-Petersburg Kunstkamera and the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Academy of Social Sciences of the PRC was concluded. One year later in line with this agreement a historical-ethnographic expedition of the MAE RAS "The Muslims of Chinese Turkestan (Uyghurs of Xinjiang, Salars of Qinghai)" took place on the territory of the Qinghai province and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the PRC.

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences presents a new publication titled «Eskimosy alutiiq: Katalog kollekcij Kunstkamery (Sagpiat of Alaska: Alutiiq material from the Kunstkamera collections; SPb.: Nauka, 2010. 464 P.)». In this catalogue for the first time the Museum's unique collection is published dedicated to the traditional culture of the Sagpiat / Aluutiiq people - one of the indigenous peoples of Alaska.

Macedonian Ethnographic Collection exhibition shows articles collected under Macedonian Historic and Ethnographic Expedition of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences, 1900. The expedition was headed by Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov - distinguished historian of Byzantium and Old Russian art. The "first-hand" collector was Petr Alekseevich Lavrov - prominent Slavonic scholar, philologist, expert in old Slavic literature. The exhibition is also dedicated to the history of the development of the holdings of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera).

On April 19, 2010 at 04 p.m. at the Anthropology and Ethnography Museum named after Peter the Great (Kunstkammer) a presentation of the Russian Academy of Sciences will take place titled "Kunstkammer online - a common access to the museum's funds", which is dedicated to the summing up of several international projects, united by a single concept of the "museum of the future".
On October 9, 2009, the MAE RAS photo project “Between Turkestan and Tibet” was presented 'within the frames of the VII Annual Session of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” (Rhodes, Greece). The project presents in part the preliminary results of the historico-ethnological expedition “Muslims of Chinese Turkestan: Uyghurs of Xinjiang and Salars of Qinghai” by Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography  realized in 2008 according to the Agreement on scientific cooperation between the MAE RAS and the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Academy of Social Sciences of the People's Republic of China. The exhibition which was held within the guidelines of “Ijma‘=Concord” project  presents the works by photo artist Tatiana Fedorova, the expedition participant.

From March 3rd―18th, 2009 within the framework of the media and scholarly project “Ijma‘=Concord” a historical and ethnological expedition along the basic itinerary India/Kerala, Tamil-Nadu―Sri Lanka―Maldives was realized. The expedition route was developed in a way that allowed visiting a number of most important cultural and religious centers of the central part of the Great Silk Road. The latter was described in detail by the famous medieval traveler Ibn Battuta (1304—1369 or 1377). During twelve days of field work the expedition took six flights and covered about a thousand kilometers on ground and sea transportation.

New on-line exhibition "Montenegrin Ethnographic Collection as Historical Monument" presents rare for the Russian museums items related to traditional material culture of the Montenegrins of the first quarter of the 19th century as well as tells an intriguing history of their coming to Russia.

One of the earliest exhibits of the St.Petersburg Kunstkamera is on display. The mechanical toy – a scale model of a traditional Chinese pleasure craft, where musicians and a dancer entertain a noble traveler, - was produced at the beginning of the XVIIIth century in theBeijing clockmaker by the Chinese craftsmen supervised by European Jesuit missionaries. The mechanism survived the fire of 1747 in the first state Museum inRussia. Such scarce mechanical toys are almost unknown to the world museums.

Preliminary results of the historico-ethnological expedition “Muslims of Chinese Turkestan: Uyghurs of Xinjiang and Salars of Qinghai” by Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences

This exhibition marks the centenary of the famous Russian anthropologist, sculptor and archaeologist, founder of the method of facial reconstruction from the skull – Mikhail Gerasimov (1907 – 1970), who authored numerous documentary portraits, graphic and sculptural, of ancient people and of historical personalities.

Presentation of the illustrated edition "The Tlingit People: Catalogue of the Kunstkamera Collections" in the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences