Project "Forgotten Journey: Photographs of Peter Shimkevich. XIX century"
A large-scale project 2020-2021 was the project "Forgotten Journey: Photographs of Petr Shimkevich. The 19th Century", implemented jointly with the Khabarovsk Krai Youth Public Organization of Indigenous Minorities of the North "Phoenix of the Amur" with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund.
In order to provide wide access to the monuments of historical and cultural heritage for the population of Khabarovsk Krai, a traveling exhibition of unique photographs of the late 19th century and an album of photographs of the peoples of Transbaikalia and the Amur region were created. Photographs by ethnographer and special officer Pyotr Shimkevich depict the life and economic activities of the Evenks, Nanai, Udegeis, Negidals, Chinese, Yakuts, Dukhobors and Buryats in the 19th century. To increase accessibility of quality cultural products for rural population and to develop national museums, the exhibition was exhibited in municipal museums of Khabarovsk Krai, in remote villages and towns.
For the first time in Russia, photos from 10 Russian museums were presented in a single edition as part of the project. The album includes more than 540 photos from the collections of the Khabarovsk Krai Museum named after N.I. Grodekov. The album includes more than 540 photos from the collections of the N.I. Grodekov Khabarovsk Krai Museum, the Russian Museum of Ethnography, the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), the Russian Museum of the History of Siberia. The Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the State Museum of the History of Religion, the Far East State Research Library, the Novikov Amur Regional Museum of Local Lore, and the Tretyakov Gallery. The Novikov-Daursky Regional Museum of Local Lore, the Kuznetsov Trans-Baikal Regional Museum of Local Lore, and the A. K. Kuznetsov Regional Museum of Local Lore of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The book also includes unique ethnographic materials from the library of the G.S. Novikov-Daursky Amur Regional History Museum, the A.K. Kuznetsov Transbaikal Regional History Museum, the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia, the Novokuznetsk Regional History Museum, the Irkutsk Regional History Museum. The book also includes unique ethnographic photographs from the collections of the Berlin Ethnological Museum. The album was handed over to the centers and libraries of the region and Russia.