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MECHANICAL CALCULATING MACHINE OF JEWNO JACOBSON

Jacobson’s calculating machine is the unique and the one monument of the 18th century computing technique in the museums of Russia.

Mechanical summing 9-digit machine was made in the town of Nesvizh Minsk Voivodeship within Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (now – town of Nesvizh, Minsk Region of Byelorussia) not later than 1770. Author of the machine – Jewno Jacobson, clockmaker and mechanic at the court of Mikhail Kazimir Radzivill nicknamed “Rybonka”.

   

 

 

MACEDONIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION

The exhibition highlights ethnographic collection taken up within Macedonian historical and ethnographic expedition of the Imperial Academy of Sciences in 1900 and headed by Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov - historian of Byzantine and Old Russian art, academician of Petersburg Academy of Sciences.

 

     
 

MONTENEGRIN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION AS HISTORICAL MONUMENT

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.

                                                        
 

FACES OF OUR ANCESTORS
A centenary celebration of M.M. Gerasimov

The exhibition is dedicated to a centenary celebration of a prominent Russian anthropologist, sculptor and archeologist, founder of the method of portrait reconstruction of a face by skull – professor Mikhail Gerasimov (1907 – 1970) – author of numerous graphic and sculptural documental portraits of ancient people and historical personalities.

 
 

THE LAND OF INCENSE
(Yemen: Images of Traditional Culture)

The exhibition is an attempt to see the world of the inhabitants of Yemen, a world of ordinary men and women living in the cities and towns of this country, who in spite of everything are able to preserve their unique culture.

                      
 

JEYNOV - "WE ARRIVED"
(The Arabs of Uzbekistan - images of traditional culture)

The exhibition, which represents a journey around the Jeynov qishlaq, is an attempt to understand the lives of ordinary people inhibiting the region and look at the world from their point of view. We use both traditional museum and modern media technologies to represent ten images of traditional culture: the Qur'an, mosque and prayers, wedding, children, woman, bread, man, cotton, carpet, clay. These images could have been different, but the list given above reflects our conception of the way of life of these people the way we saw it in the spring and autumn of 2004.