About Project

We are pleased to present the public section of Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) database. You are welcome to explore our collections – from Paleolithic artifacts to modern handicrafts representing all the rich diversity of world’s cultures. Our online catalogue allows you to see artifacts from the museum collections and find out more about them: the stories of their makers, collectors and donators, expeditions and exchange with other museums. You can also have a look at online versions of publications dealing with our collections, including printed catalogues. Exploring museum collections is a never-ending and vivid process which brings discoveries and changes our knowledge of the artifacts preserved at the museum. For this reason the descriptions and attributions of our museum objects are being constantly revised and modified. Our database is under development and will have more data added in the days to come. Registered visitors of our database can share images of artifacts on social media, create their own themed albums and select images to be used in their projects with the permission of the museum.

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