History of Russia in portrait miniatures. Concert Lectures devoted portrait miniatures
December 3, 2010 - February 28, 2011
Organizers: State Historical Museum
“Everyone found it lovely, interesting and enjoyable to have grandparents, brothers, sisters and beloved ones all together in the space of a few inches. To hide in a pocket, a snuffbox, to set into a ring, a necklace, or to confine in a casket one’s dear people. To go to the ball, to the war, on a long journey, at home or visiting - anywhere and anytime with your close people. And whenever you wanted, you could always take it out, look and see your favorite people ... There is the charm of this whole epoch, in this intimate charm...”
Baron N.N. Wrangel. Essays on the History of Miniatures in Russia. 1909
Scientific conference «Portraiture in Russia in XVIII - first half XIX century. Graphic arts, painting, miniatures»
State Historical Museum held a scientific conference entitled «Portraiture in Russia in the 18th - first half of 19th century. Drawings, paintings, miniatures» on February 2-3, 2011.