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Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences
St.Petersburg, Russia
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Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) is one of the richest ethnographical museums in the world. It is a scholarly center of international fame. The museum's unique collections, acquired through the efforts of thousands of persons, participants of the great academic expeditions, circumnavigations of the Russian fleet, and numerous donators, are rightfully admired both in this country and abroad. Indeed, they were assembled by entire Russia, and today the nation is proud of its first museum. Deservedly, the museum bears the name of Peter the Great. The Kunstkamera was his favorite creation, an important element of the ambitious academic project which had to change Russia, as it actually did. Throughout its history the museum has occupied a special place in the structure of the Academy of Sciences. The outline of its building is the Academy's logo. Many outstanding scholars have worked at the Kunstkamera, and several of Russia's leading research schools originated here. The museum is one of the leading research centers of the Academy of Sciences. Its highly professional staff does its best to preserve and enrich the scholarly traditions of the Russian cultural, social and biological schools.

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Address
Universitetskaya nab., 3 
City
St.Petersburg
Country
Russia 
Website
http://www.kunstkamera.ru/en/
Contributor
Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences 

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  • Tambourine of the “big” shaman
    Russia
    AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century
    Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Carved ostrich egg
    Iran
    AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century
    Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Chinese mechanical toy “Celestial boat”
    China
    AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century
    Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences

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