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A Cabinet of Artists’ Books: New Section of the Permanent Exhibition in the General Staff Building

Posted on March 3, 2016

On 29 December 2015, a new section of the permanent exhibition entitled A Cabinet of Artists’ Books presenting books from the collection of Mark Ivanovich Bashmakov, an academician of the Russian Academy of Education, and the Hermitage own stocks opened in rooms on floor 4. Mikhail Vitalyevich Balan, a research fellow in the State Hermitage Department of Western European Fine Art, talks about the new exhibition space, the principals of rotation (i.e. periodic changes of the exhibitions), and the most interesting publications.

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