Identifying ‘French Moderns’ from a 1930s Soviet Publication

December 2, 2013

This was written by Hirshhorn Library volunteer, Elena Grant. In the summer of 2013, while preparing donated books for cataloging at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden library, we discovered an uncatalogued item—a 14 ½ by 11 ½-inch portfolio of reproductions titled 22 Selected Masterpieces: French Moderns, Museum of New Western Art, Moscow, USSR. The unfamiliar publisher name “Bookniga” and name of the long-extinct museum in the title attracted our attention. We decided more »

Russian Academy of Sciences – Российская академия наук

Another one of the Libraries’ long-standing partners in our exchange program is the Russian Academy of Sciences, located in Moscow, Russia. The Russian Academy of Sciences was established pursuant to the order of the Emperor Peter I by the Decree of the Ruling Senate dated January 28 (February 8), 1724. The Academy was reinstated by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated November 21, 1991 as the supreme scientific institution of Russia.  The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) is a civil self-governed non-commercial organization and is the legal successor of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR within the territory of the Russian Federation. The principal aim of the Russian Academy of Sciences is the organization and performance of research for the purpose of obtaining further knowledge of the natural, social, and human development principles that promote technological, economic, social and cultural development in Russia. Three of the many titles the Libraries receive are Voprosy ikhtiologii which covers fish ecology, morphology, genetics, physiology, embryology, systematics, and fisheries biology, Paleontologicheskiĭ more »

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