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The Museum of archaeology and Ethnology of the Institute of history, archaeology and Ethnography of the peoples of the Far East

The Museum presents unique exhibits received in excavations of monuments of different eras of the southern Far East, objects of traditional culture of Slavs. Detailed description

The Museum was created by order of the founder of the Institute of history, academician Krushanova, A. I. and November 15, 1979.

The subject of activity of the Museum is preservation, study and public presentation of archaeological collections obtained during excavations of monuments of different epochs on the territory of the southern Far East, the ethnographic collections of the peoples of the Far East of Russia and objects of traditional culture of Slavs (Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians) — settlers from the European part of the Russian Empire.

Exhibition area — 286,5 sqm, the Museum formed in accordance with the directions of the departments of the Institute and are the result of years of field research by archaeologists and ethnographers of the Institute. Accounting custody documentation is maintained in the prescribed manner. The funds are divided into two categories. The main Fund includes 1713 units, auxiliary science — 71548 items.

The Museum presents a unique collection from the excavations of ancient settlements, burial grounds and temples, which has a Department of Archaeology. The largest collection of finds from escapecharacter monuments of the South of the Russian Far East from ancient times to the middle ages: tools, household utensils, ornamented moulded tableware, decorations from bronze, stone, iron, glass and silver, weapons (daggers, swords, spears, arrowheads, remains of armour and helmet), religious items and much more.

The Department of Ethnography contains original objects of material and spiritual culture of aboriginals of the Far East: Nanai, Udege, Nivkh, Oroch, Orok, Negidal, evens and Evenks. The collection presents unique exhibits from fish skin, hides, bones, bark, wood: ritual objects — shaman drums Ulchi, and Udege, decoration, ritual utensils, savani, clothes of a shaman and the hunter, birch stencils patterns for boots, leggings, belts, musical instruments and toys, traditional tools for hunting and fishing and tools. The Museum also houses the subjects of the Slavic settlers of the XIX — XX centuries and the finds from the excavations of the last winter expedition of Vitus Bering.