© Press service of the Museum of anthropology and Ethnography RAS
SAINT PETERSBURG, August 16. /TASS/. The oldest Museum in Russia – Kunstkamera (Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography Russian Academy of Sciences) presented a new site where you can see seven times more exhibits than are presented in the exhibition. About it reported in a press-service of the Museum.
“On the new Museum website, which is already available in the network, submitted almost seven times more objects than in the halls of the Museum. Here you can choose and book tour, see the Museum exhibition, explore the online catalogues, read scientific articles, book images and images of objects,” – said the press service.
Collection of the first Russian Museum is huge, the number of items of storage exceeds 1.2 million, and in the halls of the Museum, built in the early eighteenth century and extended in the second half of the XIX century, put about 8 thousand exhibits .
With the website linked to the Museum collections database, 3D virtual tour, multimedia exposition complex in the halls of the Museum, a mobile app for visitors, and offices of the Kunstkammer in social networks. Thanks presented on the website theme online catalogues, including more than 57 thousand units of storage, “users from many countries of the world find historical photographs of their homes, photographs of their relatives, the objects of their culture, often preserved only in the Museum”, said the press service.
The Museum was founded by Peter I in 1714 and became the first national public Museum in Russia. It was a Union of a collection of curiosities brought by the king from the Grand Embassy to Europe, private collections and libraries of the king. Over time the Museum acquired a pronounced scientific specificity, becoming one of the richest and oldest ethnographic museums in the world. Representatives of many Nations of the world come here to see the everyday items of their ancestors, as elsewhere, they have not survived.
Kunstkamera became one of the first museums in Russia, which has launched its own website. He earned more than 20 years ago, January 19, 1997. The Museum building on the University embankment is a symbol of the Russian Academy of Sciences.