The First Scientific Collections of Kunstkamera: Exhibition Guide

Автор / Автор-составитель: A.B. Radziun, Yu.K. Chistov

The First Scientific Collections of Kunstkamera: Exhibition Guide

Издательство: MAE RAS

Год издания: 2012

ISBN: 978-5-88431-194-7

УДК: 57(069.7)

ББК: 28г+28.7

Guide to the exhibition «The First Scientific Collections of Kunstkamera» – the third edition of the series «Halls of Kunstkamera». The guide tells the history of the Peter the Great’s oldest public museum in Russia – Kunstkamera – and about its first scientific collections – cabinet of «naturalies», introduces the collection of F. Ruysch and A. Seba, bought by Peter in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 18th century, and the teratological collection, acquired in Russia by decree of Tsar. 

Авторы статей: Чистов Ю.К., Радзюн А.Б.
FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION
PETER I AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL SCIENCES IN 18TH CENTURY RUSSIA
  Peter’s I Range of Interests
  The “Emperor’s Cabinet”
  Peter and his Collection of Monsters
  Giant Bourjois (Giants and Dwarfs)
  Anatomical Theatre
  The First Anatomists of the Academy of Science
  Maria Sybilla Merian and the Gsells
FREDERIK RUYSCH AND HIS ANATOMICAL COLLECTION
  Frederik Ruysch
  Preparations with Injected Vessels
  Embryo Preparations
  Ruysch’s “Cabinet”
  The Art of Embalmment
  Frederik Ruysch’s Technique
  Frederik Ruysch and Albert Seba
TERATOLOGY
  Teratology. The History of Science
  Human and Animal Embryos
  Twin Monstrosities
  Single Monstrosities
  Limb Defects
ROOM “THE FIRST NATURAL-HISTORY COLLECTIONS” IN FIVE MINUTES
  Collection of teeth extracted by Peter I
  Wax Brain Model in a Natural Skull
  Skeleton of Nicolas Bourjois
  Janus-Faced Monster
  Baby Head from F. Ruysch’s Collection
  Injected specimen from F. Ruysch’s collection