In 1922 the research officer of the Ethnographic Department of the Russian Museum D.A. Zolotarev undertook the one of the most notable integrated ethnographic expeditions of that time. The aim of the expedition was to continue work that had started in Tver Governorate in 1921.
In May 17-21 the Russian Museum of Ethnography will host temporal exhibition “The Way of Flower” dedicated to 90th anniversary of the ikebana school “Sōgetsu-ryū” the 118th birth anniversary of Sōfu Teshigahara, the great Japanese artist, philosopher and experimenter. The specialist in flower design of the school-studio “Petersburg Style” which is run by ceramic artist K.A, Petrova and the students of the school “Sōgetsu” from the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk will present their works.
For the first time the Russian museum of Ethnography presents objects revealing common and distinctive features of ethnic, territorial and ethno-confessional groups of the Tatars in Russia. The main part of the displayed collection is dated to late 19th – early 20th century.
For most of us the Arctic is an enigmatic “ice corner” of our planet with numerous shining white icebergs and ice covered seas, endless polar days and nights; it is the land of unlimited domain of the cold and the source of constant challenges to man, the place of self-sacrifices and achievements. It’s here, on the territory of extreme natural, cultural and value contrasts, where the hidden potential of culture, its flexibility and endurance emerge allowing man not only survive in hardly suitable for life environment, but make the Arctic a part of his cultural space.