Exhibition "Alexander II: liberator and reformer". From the collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums.
September 8, 2023 in the Khabarovsk Krai Museum named after N.I. Grodekov. N.I. Grodekov Khabarovsk Regional Museum named after N.I. Grodekov hosted the opening of an exhibition from the collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums dedicated to Emperor Alexander II. The time of his reign (1855-1881) was an era of great reforms, the main of which was the abolition of serfdom. The exhibition presents the image of the reformer and ruler who realized the greatest transformations.
"The exhibition is the first project of the Moscow Kremlin Museums in the Khabarovsk Krai Museum named after N.I. Grodekov. It is dedicated to Emperor Alexander II, whose reign has a special significance for the history of the Amur region. His name is associated with the solution of the Amur issue, the establishment of the Russian-Chinese border, the development of Eastern Siberia, the founding of a number of cities. One of them is Khabarovsk, which celebrates its 165th anniversary in 2023.
In the history of Russia, Alexander II entered the history of Russia as a tsar-liberator and reformer, and the time of his reign was the period of "Great Reforms", the most important of which was the abolition of serfdom. In a short period of time, on the initiative of the emperor, significant transformations were carried out, affecting all spheres of life in Russia. Important milestones in the life of Alexander II were connected with the Moscow Kremlin: here he was born and crowned. The museums of the Moscow Kremlin carefully preserve the memory of the emperor who ruled Russia for more than a quarter of a century" - Elena Gagarina, General Director of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, said.
Visitors to the exhibition will have a rare opportunity to get acquainted with the memorial complexes that represent objects, many of which belonged personally to Emperor Alexander II.
"The exhibition "Alexander II: Liberator and Reformer" continues the work of the Grodekovsky Museum on the realization of joint exhibition projects with leading Russian museums. It is significant that in the jubilee year of Khabarovsk foundation an exhibition dedicated to the emperor who made a significant contribution to the emergence of the city on the map of Russia is opened. And unique exhibits from the country's leading museum become available to Khabarovsk citizens and guests of our region" - Ivan Kryukov, General Director of the N.I. Grodekov Khabarovsk Territory Museum, noted.
As part of the project, an exhibition catalog was published. It is also planned to organize thematic excursions and lectures by employees of the N.I. Grodekov Khabarovsk Territory Museum. The project also includes thematic tours and lectures by staff of the N.I. Grodekov Khabarovsk Territory Museum, including playful and informative activities for children.
The exhibition project is realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of Khabarovsk Krai.
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