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The subject index / Old Petersburg, Society

Old Petersburg, Society

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OLD PETERSBURG, history research society, founded in 1921 by the members of the Pavlovsk Study Seminar. Its Board (chaired by architect L.A. Ilyin) consisted of Alexander N. Benois, P.P. Veyner, V.P. Zubov (headmaster of Art History institute), V.Y. Kurbatov, P.N. Stolpyansky, S.N. Troynitsky (director of the State Hermitage). The Society has been known as Old Petersburg - New Leningrad since 1925. The Society focused its attention on the issues of protection, study and restoration of the monuments of the past, attended to matters of the present-day urban planning and architecture. The Society included the bureau of protection, musical bureau, the artistic bureau, the bureau on seminars, and the tour bureau. The members of the Society studied the monuments of the past, carried out examinations, measurements, photographing, maintenance and restoration of buildings, sculptures, embankments, and installed memorial plaques. The Society carried out a significant amount of research and educational activities, organised sightseeing tours of St. Petersburg and its environs. Such eminent figures as S.F. Platonov, A.F. Koni, N.P. Antsiferov, I.A. Fomin, A.P. Ostroumova-Lebedeva, A. E. Presnyakov, S. N. Zharnovsky, N. M. Osipov, B. V. Asafiev, A. G. Yatsevich took part in the work of the Society. The society also initiated the foundation of the Museum of Merchants" Life in the 1840-60s (in the former house of the merchants Kovrigins at the 21 6th Line of Vasilievsky Island) and of the Museum of the Moribund Cult (1-3 Volkhovsky Lane). In 1938 the Society was abolished by the authorities.

References: Общество "Старый Петербург", 1921-1923 г. СПб., 1923; Блинов А. М. Подвижники отечественной культуры // ЛП. 1983. № 6. С. 32-34; Его же. Общество "Старый Петербург - Новый Ленинград" // Памятники Отечества. М., 1987. № 2. С. 45-51; Конечный А. М. Общество "Старый Петербург - Новый Ленинград", 1921-1938 // Музей. [Сб.] 7. М., 1987. С. 249-252.

M. G. Khugayeva.

Antsiferov Nikolay Pavlovich
Benois Alexander Nikolaevich
Fomin Ivan Alexandrovich
Ilyin Lev Alexandrovich
Koni Anatoly Fedorovich
Kurbatov Vladimir Yakovlevich
Ostroumova-Lebedeva Anna Peterovna
Platonov Sergey Fedorovich
Presnyakov Alexander Evgenievich
Stolpyansky Peter Nikolaevich
The Kovrigins
Troynitsky Sergey Nikolaevich
Weiner Peter Petrovich
Zubov Valentin Platonovich, Count

6th Line of Vasilievsky Island/Saint Petersburg, city, house 21
Volkhovsky Lane/Saint Petersburg, city, house 1
Volkhovsky Lane/Saint Petersburg, city, house 3

Общество "Старый Петербург, "1921 - 1923 г. СПб.
Блинов А. М. Общество "Старый Петербург - Новый Ленинград" // Памятники Отечества. М., 1987
Блинов А. М. Подвижники отечественной культуры // Ленингр. панорама., 1983
Конечный А. М. Общество "Старый Петербург - Новый Ленинград", 1921-1938 // Музей 7. М., 1987


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