#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The first copy of the collection – the Niva illustrated magazine file of 1900 – was acquired by the Museum on May 31, 1976 from a private person. It published literary works, historical, popular science essays, reproductions and engravings of contemporary artists.
“There are also articles on the North, its research. For example, the A.M. Filippov’s essay The Artist Borisov’s Polar Trip, The Personal Highest Decree on the exilement to Siberia abolition of June 12, 1900 in Peterhof, materials about the Spitsbergen expedition”, the museum said.
Also in the Rare Books collection, one of the 20th century beginning best editions – The Animals World – is stored. The book was edited by the famous English naturalist Charles John Cornish (1858–1906). It tells about the habitats and the lifestyle of the animal world representatives, known to science at the beginning of the 20th century, describes the most characteristic features of each species, their lifestyle in the wild and in captivity.
The first volume tells about mammals. In the Taimyr Museum of Local Lore, there is a second volume dedicated to fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, as well as marine inhabitants.
The Taimyr Museum emphasizes that the basic principle of using rare books is the priority of safety over accessibility. Only the museum employees have direct access to the originals, and just for scientific purposes. However, visitors have a unique opportunity to visit the Taimyr Museum of Local Lore and see the valuable exhibits of the collection, visiting the thematic excursion The Museum Pantry’s Secrets.
Earlier, the This Is Taimyr wrote that the Taimyr Museum of Local Lore turnes 85 years old. The main anniversary celebrations will be held from on October 6-8.
Text: Maria Sokolova, photo: Taimyr Museum of Local Lore