"The Gold of Troy": a research project to study the Heinrich Schliemann Collection at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts with the support of the Polyus gold mining company has launched a research project to study a group of objects from the world-famous Trojan collection of Heinrich Schliemann. During the first phase of the project 65 jewellery items from all 13 treasures kept in the museum will be studied. The website museumconservation.ru will be covering the research.
The collection of 259 objects stored and displayed at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts comprises objects from 13 treasures discovered by Heinrich Schliemann during his excavations of Troy in 1873, and also in 1878-1890.
The research project undertaken by the Pushkin Museum with the support of the Polyus gold mining company is a worldwide academic event. Objects from the Trojan Collection are either unique or exist in a small number of copies. They have never before been studied using advanced scientific methods. Today marks the beginning of a completely new stage in the history of this unique collection. All stages of the work will be filmed to make a series.