Exhibitions: Historical and archival photographs from Russian museums displayed at the Stroganov Palace in St. Petersburg

10 January 2022

The 4th Photobiennale of historical and archival photography from Russian museums has been opened at the Stroganov Palace (St. Petersburg), which continues the project of the Russian Museum, launched in 2011, to promote the photographic heritage of Russia.

The Biennale of Historical and Archival Photography once again provides inaccessible photo collections of regional museums. The exhibition features 144 photographs from museums in Voronezh, Ivangorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Rybinsk, Ryazan, Simferopol, Omsk, Pskov, Uglich, Yakutsk. The exposition is structured as a consistent story about the cultural, everyday and political life of Russia in the 1870s - 1930s.

There are also photographs illustrating moments in the life of famous families: the Mikhalkovs, the Durovs, the Stroganovs (the last owners of the Stroganov Palace), as well as views of cities and famous estates, everyday scenes and portraits.