Museum Reserves

Museum reserves, sometimes called museum preserves, are whole territories that have been deemed historically important. Often, these are former aristocratic estates but can also be battlefields or fall into other categories. The museum reserve will often house architectural elements, outdoor and indoor displays, and other infrastructure. Much like a nature reserve, there are legal restrictions on the development and the use of the land devoted to the preserve.

Peterhof: A Museum of Tsarist Splender Outside St. Petersburg

The Tsars had several summer palaces outside St Petersburg. Peterhof is perhaps the most famous now, and is one of the best maintained and oft-visited. It is one of Russia’s unqiue museum reserves, a whole estate that has been turned into a museum with protected The following are two experiences that SRAS students have had […]

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