Unseen Art: Pushing the Boundaries of Potential

Category: Exhibitions

The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg is hosting an exhibition ‘Unseen Art: Pushing the Boundaries of Potential’ which is organized by the State Hermitage Museum and the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. The exhibition project is primarily designed for individuals with visual disabilities. The exhibition opened 12 November 2021 and will run through 12 December 2021.

A significant part of the exhibition project is the newly woven replicas of textile fragments found in the Pazyryk burial mound in Altai. The felt fragment of a cover for a yurt is made by the specialists from Saint Petersburg and the pile fragment replicas of the Pazyryk carpet are woven by the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. Other parts of the exhibition displays the relief model of Rembrandt’s painting Self-Portrait with Shaded Eyes and a part is dedicated to the famous Panjakent murals.

Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum and Dr Shirin Melikova, Director of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum showing one of the exhibits displayed, the tactile felt fragment depicting a rider and a deity.
Exhibition
Pile fragment replicas of the Pazyryk carpet
Tactile felt fragment depicting a rider and a deity

Location: State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, Saint Petersburg, Russia


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