Our Museum is the oldest state museum in Russia. It was founded in 1704 at Peter the Greatís decree and served as the foundation for the St.Petersburg (and later Russian) Academy of Sciences and a number of the Academyís scientific and museum institutions. The likeness of the Kunstkammer is still the logo of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

In 1992, the Kunstkammer again became an independent museum and research institute within the Department of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The museum has preserved its original title ó "Kunstkammer" ó and bears the name of Peter the Great given to it in 1903. Today its complete name is: Peter the Greatís Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkammer), the Russian Academy of Sciences. For more information see the sections Chapters of Kunstkammerís History and Encyclopedia of Peter's Kunstkammer.



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