150 UNIQUE EXHIBITS OF THE STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Arguments and Facts and the State Historical Museum have prepared a project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the museum, designed to acquaint readers with the country's past through priceless exhibits of the institution's funds.
February 9, 2022 marked the 150th anniversary of Emperor Alexander II's decision to establish the Russian Historical Museum on Red Square. By this date AiF.ru and SHM have prepared a joint project designed to acquaint readers with the country's past through priceless exhibits that are stored in the collections and exhibited in the halls of the museum.
Thanks to the efforts of the founding fathers of the museum, its trustees, directors and ordinary employees, who preserved and multiplied priceless collections with their selfless work, today the State Historical Museum is one of the largest museums in the world and the largest museum in Russia. The museum houses priceless monuments of archeology, numismatics, ancient books, weapons, works of fine and decorative arts. The author of the museum building project V. O. Sherwood wrote: "The historical Museum should ... serve the cause of the people and public consciousness, be an expression of it." On the website aif.ru, you can get acquainted with part of the museum's collection: 150 of the most interesting exhibits are presented here, one for each year of the museum's work.
As the director of the Historical Museum, Alexey Levykin, notes: "We are very grateful to our partners, Arguments and Facts Publishing House, for this project. Of course, not everyone has the opportunity to visit the museum, and with the help of such a virtual exhibition, the museum will be able to "visit" those who are not available for various reasons. We hope that for the visitors of the site it will be an exciting journey into the world of Russian history." "Modern media capabilities allow us to go beyond one medium, one platform and communicate with the widest possible audience. We absolutely coincide in our values and mission to educate. It is a great honor for us to invite all our numerous users and readers to a virtual exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of the largest national museum of Russia," says Ruslan Novikov, CEO of AIF. The main purpose of the museum has always been to serve as a "visual history of the main epochs" and to promote the dissemination of information on national history. A century and a half later, the vector of development and the mission of the museum remain the same, only now the latest information technologies are used to fulfill this important task. And it is precisely for this purpose that the project created on the website serves as a "visual history of the main epochs". aif.ru in partnership with SHM and Arguments and Facts PH.