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Title Inside the State Hermitage Museum / by David Langer
Published London : British Broadcasting Corporation, 2012


Description 1 online resource (43 min.)
Series Art and architecture in video
Museum Secrets Specials
Summary Founded by Catherine the Great, the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, is one of the world's oldest and largest museums boasting 3 million treasures of art and antiquity, and visited by over 2 million people every year. Inside the Hermitage, we shine infra-red light on blackened mummies to reveal the strange tattoos of an ancient race, then visit a chamber of horrors to investigate why Peter the Great had a penchant for the macabre. We enter the private chambers of Catherine the Great to discover a device she used to improve her sex life. (No, it's not one of those!) We re-examine the physical evidence of Rasputin's murder to uncover his real killer's surprising identity, then meet aged curators who risked their lives to save the museum's treasures from Hitler's bombs. And finally, in a gallery devoted to famous paintings, we unveil a small square canvas painted completely black. We reveal why dictator Joseph Stalin hated the black square, and why today it is worth a million dollars
Notes In English
Subject Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
SUBJECT Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia) fast (OCoLC)fst00536367
Subject Museums -- Russia
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Langer, David (Director)
Feore, Colm.
British Broadcasting Corporation.