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Exhibition December 1, 2018 − June 12, 2019

Eternal treasure

Russian Museum Museum presents an exhibition “The treasure is eternal. Church antiquities from the collection of Anna Vasilyevna Marayevaprepared jointly with the Serpukhov Historical and Art Museum with the participation of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Orthodox Old Believers Church, and the All-Russian Art and Historical Center Grabar

The exhibition features more than one hundred exhibits: icons, copper-cast images, handwritten books, graphic sheets with portraits of the spiritual mentors of the Old Believers, and even personal belongings of Anna Vasilyevna Marayeva.

The collection of Anna Vasilyevna Marayeva is an amazing phenomenon. In fact, there were no prerequisites for the merchant's wife Anna Marayeva, who was in charge of the family business remaining on her shoulders after the death of her husband, to prove to be a fine connoisseur of art. However, the level of her collection is the best evidence of the owner’s uncommon collecting talent. The exhibition “Eternal Treasure. Church antiquities from the collection of Anna Vasilyevna Maraeva "not only shows the general public an outstanding icon collection, but also shows by its example the scale of such phenomena as Russian entrepreneurship, charity and patronage of arts.

Based on the official website Museum of Russian Icons.