The exhibition of ‘Storages’ in Nesvizh
The Museum-Reserve Niasvizh presents its new exhibition titled The Storages, featuring chests, boxes, and suitcases from the museum's own collections. The exhibition is open from March 26 to September 20, 2021 in the larger exhibition hall of the Palace Ensemble. The age of the exhibits ranges from several decades to more than four hundred years, the oldest of the presented chests were made at the turn of the 16th and the 17th centuries. They were made from different materials, in different countries, and using different technologies. They are united by their purpose as they were all intended to store items. Their function is reflected in the title of the exhibition.Visitors will see Italian cassone marriage chests, decorated with artistic carvings; a suitcase-wardrobe, designed for female travelers in the 19th century as a whole portable wardrobe; a travel chest of the transatlantic steam navigation company The White Star Line which used to own the infamous Titanic liner. Visitors will also see the lid of a chest, featuring newspaper pages with a report about the wedding of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. The newspaper pages have survived since 1894 as they were pasted on the inner side of the chest lid. In addition, the exhibition presents a variety of boxes, cigarette cases, cases, suitcases, tea boxes, a portable travel cellarette, a hunting game bag, a music box and many other items that we can call ‘storages’.