- Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 21:46
The land of the rising sun is one of the most mysterious Oriental countries carefully keeping its ancient traditions and secrets. It has always attracted interest of Europeans but the relations were established only a short time ago. Russia and Japan became friends 160 years ago.
On September 11 (Friday), the Museum of the World Ocean is happy to invite you to Blooming Sakura History exhibition devoted to complicated relations between Russia and Japan. The history of Russo-Japanese affairs started in 1782 when a Japanese schooner was cast up on the Russian shore. The captain Daikokuya Kōdayū spent eleven years in Russia – till 1793.
In 1804, Nikolay Rezanov came to Japan with a diplomatic mission on the sloop Nadezhda. But a shogun neither received the ambassador and his gifts nor made an agreement on trade. Rezanov’s diplomatic mission failed.
In 1811—1813, a Russo-Japanese conflict occurred later named as “The Golovnin Incident” almost set Japan and Russia on the brink of war. Nevertheless the situation was solved thanks to friendship and respect between Russian commander Pyotr Rikord and Japanese merchant Takadaya Kahei.
In 1855, the first Russo-Japanese agreement on trade was signed that gave a start to friendship between Japan and Russia.
Russian seamen were the main heroes in the history of diplomatic affairs between two countries. Their courage, bravery and humanism made friendship between Russian and Japan possible.
The new exhibition is one more opportunity for Russia and Japan to get closer. Japanese everyday life objects, clothes, books, drawings and boat models tell a fascinating story about relations full of ups and downs resembling sakura blooming periods.
The opening will be attended by a delegation from Japan. The exhibition is based on “The Golovnin Incident” materials (Japanese 高田屋外交 ゴロヴニン事件解決後200周年記念版) kindly provided by Tomoyuki Saito-san, author and curator of Nanohana Hall (Japanese 菜の花ホール) in Japan.
The exhibition works till November 22.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2015 14:15
- Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:01
The Museum of the World Ocean invites you to a new unique exhibition – Amazing Amphibian World - in the main museum building. Visitors can get to know various exotic species of toads and frogs. Every exhibit presents a closed ecosystem with running water and living animals and plants. Here you can find amphibian from all over the world and frogs of various sizes. There are 1-cm amphibian and the biggest species in the world in the same exposition. The collection was being formed during 5 years and today it is the first of its kind in Russia. Having visited frogs’ kingdom you will reveal a fantastic world of these amazing fauna. It is a way to have a new vision of amphibian and find toads to be very charismatic.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:59
The Museum of the World Ocean invites to the exhibition "Peterhof - the Sea Capital of the Emperors".
More than 100 items, which for the first time leaves the walls of the State Museum "Peterhof", will tell the amazing story of the naval victories of the Russian Empire, the role of the sea and the Navy in various spheres of life of the imperial residence - from the official ideology to private life and upbringing of children. The exhibition will be a unique chronicle of the maritime history of the country. It is targeted at the widest audience for visitors interested in national history and peculiarities of Russian naval glory.
Peterhof, located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, was always perceived as a seaside residence of Russian emperors. Here was taken serious political decisions related to the development of the Russian Navy and the approval of Russia as a naval power. Representatives of the Romanov dynasty specially came here for a summer vacation "at sea".
Guests can explore objects from the Petrine era: it is a silver model of the boat of Peter I, Peter the Great's skipper dress (copy), models of sculptures, marine equipment from the palace "Mon Plaisir" (telescope, compass), the picturesque "Marina" end of the XVII century, embodying the first Russian art collection - a collection of Peter the Great. The era of Catherine the Great - A key exhibit of this period - uniform dress of Catherine II, modeled on the naval uniform, which will be presented on the background of the panorama of Chesmensky Hall of the Grand Peterhof Palace. Also in this part of the exhibition - a formal portrait of the Empress, a clock with a bust of Catherine II as Minerva, and marine accessories that time.
In addition, the exhibition will "go" in the sea of the Emperor's study of the late XIX century - books, writing set, nautical instruments and paintings by Aivazovsky (favorite artist of Emperor Nicholas I).
Presented at the exhibition are also items related to the history of the imperial yacht: family swimming and official receptions, diplomatic arrives by sea of heads of state have been an integral part of the lives of Peterhof second half of XIX - early XX century. Key items - models imperial yacht "Alexandria" and "Polar Star", porcelain services for yachts "Alexandria" and "Power".
Genuine dress of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, a baby sailor dress, marine theme toys, and books give a complete picture of the lifestyle in the northern seaside residence.
It should be noted that the exhibition is accompanied by a set of multimedia programs. Programs are designed to give the visitor in Kaliningrad a broader view on the existence of Peterhof as maritime and imperial residence and the life of a modern Museum. In particular, it will be submitted to the multimedia information and entertainment system "Grand Peterhof Palace." It's fascinating and understandable form introduces the major milestones of 300-year history of the Grand Peterhof Palace.
The exhibition is a wonderful gift to Kaliningrad in the year of the 25th anniversary of the Museum of the World Ocean and help with new vigor to feel part of the vast country and its rich cultural heritage.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 16:55
The Museum of the World Ocean is glad to welcome you in Maritime Koenigsberg-Kaliningrad exposition hall at The Shore. The Dialogue exhibition. Visitors can move to the seashore, so diverse and changeable, thanks to the authors’ talents since the artists Alexandra and Maria Suvorova see a shore as a place of intersection of various spaces, elements and cultures. It is that line where opposites meet: verticals and horizontals, primeval water element and its storms, sunk galleons, lost islands and human world with its cities, gardens and fishing boats.
Alexandra and Maria are interested in exploring and depicting the combination of the opposites and analyze people’s view on the water element and nature of shores on their canvases. In order to implement their visions the artists use simple graphical materials (Indian ink, sanguine and pencilas), work with paper itself (roll and cut it) and use graphical techniques (rhythm, strict composition and tone masses).