Ethnography Museums

Ethnography is a branch of anthropology that examines culture in its ethnically distinct forms. Most of the former Soviet republics and Communist states were multi-ethnic. Although the Communists waffled between celebrating diversity and attempting assimilate the cultures, ethnography remained a strong and politically practical academic field. Museums of this type were often founded under Communism and remain common across this part of the world.

Kunstkamera in St. Petersburg, Russia

In Saint Petersburg you could go to a museum every day for 3 months and not visit them all. There are a few that are simply must-see — some for their magnificent art and architecture, others for their historical value, but there is one in particular that everyone should visit for its sheer uniqueness. Kunstkamera […]

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