Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
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Pushkin Museum, Benaki Museum & KIKPE Numismatic Collection. Heads and Tails − Tales and Bodies: Engraving the Human Figure from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period. July 5 − October 30, 2016, Gallery 24, Pushkin Museum, Moscow


More and more coins can clearly constitute the core of thematic exhibitions, despite their small size and some difficulties due mainly to the public’s unfamiliarity with them. The combination of coins with other artefacts in a symbolic dialogue has much to say to a wide audience.

The exhibition Heads and Tails – Tales and Bodies: Engraving the Human Figure from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period falls within this scope. It focuses on the representation of the human figure on coins and other small coin-shaped artefacts through the ages, from Greek Antiquity to the Early Modern Period. 

The Museum оf Russian History (1897-1914)


The exhibition «The Museum of Russian history » is dedicated to the collection of the Museum, which was founded by Alexey Maltsev (1854–1915) in Berlin-Tegel in 1897.

Exhibition "Translatio nummorum" (Roman emperors and Roman antiquities in the epoch of Renaissance)


December 12, 2014 – February 8, 2015

12, Volkhonka st., Main building, hall 31

Exhibition “Translatio nummorum” (Roman emperors and Roman antiquities in the epoch of Renaissance) is one of the results of fulfilment of interdisciplinary project “Translatio nummorum” dealing with study of perception and investigation of classical antiquities by antiquaries of Renaissance through the ancient coins. The project was initiated by Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (project “Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renessaince”) along with Art-Historical Institute in Florence (Max Plank Institute) and Berlin Coin Cabinet.

The exhibition "Dreaming and Doing. Medals of Jane McAdam Freud"


Jane McAdam Freud is the daughter of Lucian Michael Freud (1922–2011) and great-granddaughter of the famous Sigmund Freud. She is a talented and protean artist, sculptor and medalist of international fame.

Jane McAdam Freud's exhibition “Dreaming and Doing: Medals by Jane McAdam Freud” is held in the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts from July 17 till October 13 2013, in partnership with the gallery, Gazelli Art House and will present 21 of the sculptors medals.

«Patriotic War of 1812 perceived through medals and engravings»


The New Numismatic Exhibition «Patriotic War of 1812 perceived through medals and engravings»

Nummi Selecti


Online Catalogue of selected coins and medals is on display.  Project is devoted to the centenary of Pushkin Museum (1912-2012). The publication includes about 1,000 pieces from all parts of the numismatic collection, i.e. some rare and unique items. 

Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945


Online-Catalogue of the Soviet Orders and Medals from the Pushkin Museum collection is devoted to the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, one of the outstanding victories in Russian and world military history, which was won in the Second World War on May 9, 1945.

Great Northern War of 1700-1721


The Catalogue entitled "Great Russian Victories seen through Medals and Engravings" is prepared by Numismatic and Engraving Departments of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and dedicated to its collections of medals and engravings. Altogether 523 medals and 51 engravings have been published in this Catalogue and illustrated by digital images. Three parts of the Catalogue of Medals include commemorative, decoration and personal medals which are dedicated to Peter the Great (1672-1725), the Swedish King Charles XII (1682-1718) and immortalize the events of the Great Northern War of 1700-1721. The Catalogue of engravings comprises some prints which were used as prototypes for medals' compositions.