Manuscript Treasures of the East on the Banks of the Neva
The exhibition showcases magnificent Oriental manuscripts. The collection of Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Science is one of the largest in the world and the biggest in Russia, and comprises over 115,000 exhibits in 65 dead and living languages. The unique collection is housed in the sumptuous interiors of the Novo-Mikhailovsky Palace – a striking example of nineteenth century palace architecture.
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