Exhibitions

Marking the 13th anniversary of the formation of the Presidential Library and the All-Russian Day of Libraries

 

Marking the 13th anniversary of the formation of the Presidential Library and the All-Russian Day of Libraries the Presidential Library has prepared an online project “The Ensemble of the Senate and Synod buildings”. The architectural ensemble of the Senate and the Synod is housed on Senate Square in the historic center in St. Petersburg. This place is associated with the history of St. Petersburg and the Russian Empire. Not only the history of the city, but the entire state has been changed in the functional purpose, architecture and nature of local buildings as in a mirror. The Internet project provides opportunity to learn about the main milestones in the development of the territory where the Presidential Library is housed, the history of the creation of the ensemble of the Senate and the Synod buildings as well as the activities of institutions located here at different times.

 

Marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter I

 

In 2022 Russia celebrates Peter the Great’s 350th anniversary. Thus, the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences, together with the Presidential Library, is featuring a project called the Library of Peter Ι. The collection of manuscripts, books and graphics, collected during the life of the emperor, formed the country's first public library, which he created. For many decades, BAN specialists have been examining and restoring this collection, unique in its diversity and content. The project features handwritten books, both those that belonged to the closest relatives of Peter I, and those donated to him personally; copies of printed books purchased in Europe by his order and numerous handwritten maps.

 

From May 13 to August 14, 2022 the Presidential Library features the exhibition “The Creator of the Russian Welfare…”, timed to coincide with the 350th anniversary of the Russian Emperor Peter I. This is how the 18th-century poet Alexander Sumarokov spoke about the first emperor of Russia, whose name is associated with epoch-making events for the country transformations. The exposition materials reveal the history of the creation of the fleet and the regular army by Peter I and introduce reforms in the field of public administration: the establishment of the Senate and the Synod, the formation of the executive authorities - boards. More…

 

From May 13 to August 14, 2022 the Presidential Library features the exhibition "Great Peter introduced science to us..." spotlighting the emperor's contribution to the development of Russian science and scientific education. Rare editions tell about the founding of the first Russian printing house in Amsterdam and the development of national book printing, about Peter's acquaintance with European scientists Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Christian Wolf, anatomist and collector Frederick Ruysch, about the activities of the first academicians, the purchase of scientific instruments, the acquisition of collections, the formation of the library collections. Part of the exposition tells about the achievements of native scientists. More…

 

On May 30, 2022, the exhibition “My Peter I” has been opened at the Presidential Library, marking the 350th anniversary of the first Russian Emperor. It has been organized by the Presidential Library together with Kostyor literary and art magazine for schoolchildren. On plasma panels visitors have opportunity to see the best works submitted to the contest "My Peter I", held from January 1 to November 15, 2022, by the Kostyor magazine together with the Presidential Library. The original illustrations by Elena Erhardt are displayed nearby. All illustrations are done in the Lubok style of XVIII century. The exhibition will run until June 30, 2022. More...

 

A virtual tour to the exhibition "Sea Vessels to Be!": Marking the 325th anniversary of the founding of the Navy and the 115th anniversary of the founding of the Russian submarine fleet" 

A virtual tour to the exhibition "Sea Vessels to Be!": Marking the 325th anniversary of the founding of the Navy and the 115th anniversary of the founding of the Russian submarine fleet" (The Presidential Library, October 18, 2012 – February 23, 2022) is timed immediately to two significant dates celebrated in 2021 and associated with the Russian Navy. It was created with the support of the Russian Military Historical Society, which allowed the Presidential Library to develop the digital version of the temporary exposition and make it available to Internet users around the world. The tour features book rarities of the XVIII-XX centuries, unique documents and models of submarines. More...

 

Temporary thematic exhibitions

Temporary thematic expositions, shown in the exhibition halls of the Presidential Library, are devoted to the most significant anniversaries and topical issues in the history of Russian statehood. The partners of joint exhibitions are archives, museums, libraries, universities and cultural centers. Visiting temporary exhibitions is included in the program of sightseeing and thematic tours. Based on the results of the exhibitions, virtual tours, which are freely available on the institution's portal, are being prepared.

 

Exhibition halls working hours:

Monday – Thursday: from 09.00 to 18.00

Friday: from 09.00 to 16.45

Saturday: from 09.00 to 18.00

Sunday – day-off.

Exhibitions may be attended by appointment only within the exhibition halls’ opening times. To arrange the appointment please call (812) 334-25-14 or contact us via e-mail excursion@prlib.ru at least one working day before..

Please note that during the period of mass cultural and official events an access to the Presidential Library may be restricted. The library’s specialists will inform you in advance.

The Excursions section contains rules to enroll on a tour through thematic exhibitions of the Presidential Library.

 

Virtual tours

 

Virtual tours of the Presidential Library

 

 

Virtual tours of the Presidential Library's exhibitions

 

 

Virtual tours of Russian museums

 

 

Online projects

 

Interactive and multimedia exhibitions created by the Presidential Library

Panel exhibitions

 

Publications and panel exhibitions created for showing in the outer institutions

Exhibitions archive

 

Information on the past exhibitions at the Presidential Library