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Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825
1453 Through the Reign of Ivan the Terrible (1533-1584) The Time of Troubles to the First Romanovs (1598-1682) Peter the Great and His Legacy (1682-1762) The Age of Catherine the Great (1762-1801) The Reign of Emperor Alexander I (1801-1825)

Exhibition Acknowledgments

The exhibition Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825 was curated by:
Edward Kasinec, Slavic and Baltic Division, The New York Public Library
Robert H. Davis, Jr., Slavic and Baltic Division, The New York Public Library
Cynthia Hyla Whittaker, Baruch College and the Graduate Center/The City University of New York

The curators wish to thank the financial supporters of the exhibition, and the Trustees and Administration of The New York Public Library.

Any exhibition of this scale, scope, and complexity involves many hands and minds over a long period of time. The curators are profoundly grateful to the many staff members of The New York Public Library whose efforts made this exhibition come to life.

We are much in the debt of our academic advisors: Edward Allworth, Elena Barkhatova, James Cracraft, Janis Kreslins, Sr., Janis Kreslins, Jr., John Ma, Marshall Poe, Marc Raeff, Irina Reyfman, Scott Ruby, Svatopluk Soucek, and Richard Wortman. Special kudos are due to Stephen Saitas, the exhibition designer. We take particular pleasure in acknowledging the special work of volunteer researchers Lydia Gladkova, Ania Kayaloff, Elena Kogan, and Galina Zoueva.

We are also grateful for the assistance of Michael Brainerd and Barbara Niemczyk and their staff at CEC International Partners, and of Stuart Gibson of the American Friends of the State Hermitage Museum. Finally, we thank the following for their generosity in lending items from their collections: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; A La Vieille Russie; The American Numismatic Society, New York; Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri–Columbia; and three private collectors.

Website Acknowledgments

Considerable planning and Library staff effort went into the production of this website. Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities enabled numerous images to be digitized, and to contract with consultants Future Phase Computer Systems to provide planning documents for development of the website. Early on, an advisory group of educators, Jennifer Suri of Stuyvesant High School, Dr. Ryland Clarke of the Collegiate School, and especially Nathaniel Knight of Seton Hall University, helped define the educational goals of the website. Cynthia Hyla Whittaker, her student Marina Vishnepolskaya, and scholars Edward Allworth, Janis Kreslins, Sr., Janis Kreslins, Jr., John Ma, Marc Raeff, and Svatopluk Soucek all generously contributed their time and expertise in Russian and world history to this endeavor.