|Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece. - Vladimir Nabokov|
This site contains a large and varied selection of the approximately 3,000 beautiful pieces of artwork by famous artists displayed at this museum that was founded in 1929. Although very slow to load, it is well worth the wait to view these regal animals.
This 19th century Russian-born artist (1866-1944) was one of the first of the "pure abstraction" modern painters. The Web Museum, Paris not only allows you to view a dozen of his paintings but also gives biographical information about this influential painter (and musician).
After the fall of Communism in 1991, a movement to make previously top secret papers available was undertaken. This remarkable and progressive exhibit (also shown in Moscow) makes many important 20th century documents about the workings of the Soviet-era government available for public viewing. The Library of Congress lays this virtual exhibit out in a well planned tour.
This Virtual Museum of Architecture and Monumental Art contains some interesting examples of these forms of art.
The definitive site on Russian museums has over 125 links with new ones being added all the time. Visit a wide variety of museums and exhibitions that cover science, arts, education, history, etc. If you prefer another language (including Russian, German and Italian) or need a "mirror' site, visit http://www.museum.ru/ or http://www.museum.ru/old/defengl.htm.
The famous Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg. This is an ambitious, beautifully designed site describing the museum and its collections.
The Bianky Museum site presents virtual expositions and collections in addition to information about deparments, news, shows, the life of the museum's founder, etc.
Mirror of this site - http://www1.biysk.tourism.ru/museum/in.e.shtml
As the world's largest paleontological institute, this museum houses Mongolian dinosaurs, Pleistocene and Tertiary mammals, and the beautiful architecture of the Museum itself. This online resource is provided as part of Virtual Museum at Berkely.
This museum, opening in 1912, houses foreign works (to Russia) in what is "one of the major art collections in Russia". The different mediums cover from ancient time to present.
This virtual museum tour of the Romanov dynasty is presented by the Florida International Museum and the Moscow Kremlin Museums with over 250 artifacts covering 300 years. Also featured is a timeline, exhibition information, plus other useful and fun information.
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