RME on Google Art & Culture

We are glad to announce that due to the partnership with Google Art & Culture it became easier to see collection of The Russian museum of Ethnography. At Google Art & Culture visitors are able to see the part of the costume collection from the Russian Museum of Ethnography storages. Along with the costume details it is possible to see the beautiful series of the porcelain sculptures called Ethnic Groups of Russia. This series was made at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg times to the 300th anniversary of the House of Romanov in 1913. 

The Plaid Clothes are Beautiful and the Striped Clothes are Gorgeous

In last decade the RME prepared a series of thematic exhibitions focused on one particular element of traditional clothing in the context of “anthropology of object” studies. Continuing this trend in museum exhibition activity for the first time the exhibition of plaid and striped fabrics in traditional clothing of the Russia ethnic groups present the unique RME collection of these materials dated to 19th-20th century.

On Thin Ice. Expedition of the Norwegian Polar Institute

The vessel had frozen into the ice in the latitude of 83° N, 756km away from Northern Polar and 364km – from earth. She had passively drifted for 6 month. Lance settled in the thick floes (ice field) which had formed from palaeocrystallic ice. Due to strong steel and vessel’s form natural power of ice did not crush her, indeed, Lance weights several thousand tons.

The World of the Tatar Culture of the 19th – 20th Century

The exposition gives visitor deep insights in resilience and development of Tatar national traditions in dwelling design, costume, cult objects, and applied arts. The exhibition focuses on the traditional costumes of the 19th -20th centuries, which were used by Kazan Tatars (the largest Tatar ethnic group in Russia). At the exhibition visitors can see festival and everyday-life clothes of the Mishars, the Kasimovs, the Kostroma Tatars, the Siberia Tatars, the Crimean Tatars, the Nağaybäks, and the Kryashens (baptized Tatars).

Catalogue "Treasures of Westarn Armenia"


Now is available in the book kiosk in the foyer of the museum. Buying this album you will help the Museum to obtain two objects (Armenian male belts) for the Armenia collection of the Russian museum of Ethnography!


Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation