Saint Petersburg: Museums, Palaces, and Historic Collections

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Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc., 2003 - Art - 96 pages
Saint Petersburg is, as we all agree, one of the most beautiful cities of Europe; but because of its chequered twentieth century history, it is still one of the least well known. For most of us Saint Petersburg is no more than an acquaintance. We are rill getting to know it and for such a a purpose we need all the help we can lay our hands on.

You now hold in your hands the first guide book exclusively devoted to the lesser known museums in the city. It will tell you what they are, where they are, when they are open and what you can expect to find in them. It will open a new world, a Saint Petersburg that lies behind the great palaces and churches; that has seen much, experienced much and suffered much; and that is prepared to reveal its secrets to anyone who takes the trouble to investigate and inquire.
 

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Contents

Authors Note
4
Petrograd side 1 Museum on the Cruiser Aurora
6
Komarov Botanical Institute
8
Historical Artillery Museum
10
Peter and Paul Fortress
12
Peter the Greats Log Cabin
18
Toy Museum
20
Vasilevskii Ostrov 7 Academy of Arts
22
Zoshchenko Museum
59
From the Fontanka to the Neva north of Nevskii Prospect 24 Anna Akhmatova Memorial Museum
60
Museum of the Defense and Blockade of Leningrad
62
Museum of Musical Instruments
64
N A Nekrasov Apartmentmuseum
66
Smolnii Museum
68
Suvorov Museum
70
From the Fontanka to Obvodnii Kanal south of Nevskii Prospect 30 Bread Museum
72

Central Naval Museum
24
Mendeleev Museum and Archives
28
Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography Kunstkammer
30
Submarine D2 Narodovolets
34
Zoological Museum
35
From the Neva to the Moika 13 History of Religion Museum
37
Museum of Russian Vodka
39
Nabokov Museum
41
From the Moika to the Fontanka 16 A S Pushkin ApartmentMuseum
43
Central Museum of Railway Transport
45
History of Printing Museum
47
Museum of Circus Art
49
Museum of Theatrical and Musical Arts51
51
National Library Museum
54
Russian Museum of Ethnography
56
F M Dostoevskii Literary Memorial Museum
74
October Railway Central Museum
76
RimskiiKorsakov Memorial MuseumApartment
78
Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic
80
State Museum of Urban Sculpture
82
Suburbs of St Petersburg 36 Branches of the AllRussian A S Pushkin Museum
84
Tsarskoe Selo
86
Oranienbaum
88
Kronstadt Fortress
91
The Road of Life
92
Also worth a look
93
Photographic credits
95
Sources Consulted and a Guide to Further Reading
96
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About the author (2003)

Cathy Giangrande is an art historian and archaeological conservator. She is the author of the TV series Unseen Treasures in the UK and has co-authored The Essential Guide to Collectibles. She works on Russian projects for the World Monuments Fund.John Julius Norwich is a writer and Chairman of the World Monuments Fund in Britain.

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