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A Tale of Two Collections: The Icons of Nikolai Likhachev and Ilya Ostroukhov

“We always imagine Russian culture in the form of a diptych, in which one wing is Petersburg and the other Moscow,” the critic Abram Efros wrote in 1921. “In the field of Russian…

From  Jack Allen on April 13th, 2021 0 likes 23 plays

Book Collecting and Community in a Digital Age: New Approaches

Rare book dealer Heather O’Donnell, founder of Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, spent three years at Princeton as a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (2001-2004). She…

From  PU Princeton University Library on March 17th, 2021 0 likes 15 plays

How to be a European: Collecting Drawings in Imperial Russia

Catherine the Great founded the now internationally-renowned drawings collection of the Hermitage Museum with the purchase in 1768 of the cabinet of Count Charles Cobenzl (Brussels). At a time when…

From  Jack Allen on December 18th, 2020 0 likes 77 plays