Faculty note: Kain contributes to national web exhibit on Imperial Russia

This past weekend the web exhibit Beneath the Covers: The Art of the Imperial Russian Book (http://www.beneaththecoverswebex.com/ )— to which historian and Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain of Humanistic Studies contributed — was officially opened at the annual meeting of the Association for Slavic Eastern European and Eurasian Studies. The exhibit is a project of Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens (Washington, D.C.). It presents a visual survey of publications that received official and elite sponsorship during the reigns of Peter the Great  (r. 1696–1725)  to Nicholas II (r. 1894-1917). Often printed for special occasions, these titles mirror the major cultural events and movements in tsarist Russia. The exhibit was made possible by the American Association of Museums’ International Partnerships Among Museums and the Washington Art Library Resources Committee.