SCI has been on a trip to Astrakhan, Russia, to take inventory of their very interesting content of museums, from 17 – 21 May 2014. Although we did not feel this was fruitful enough for an extensive project, SCI might consider a collaboration with other museums near the Kaspian Sea in the future.
The visited museums were The P.M. Dogadin Astrakhan State Art Gallery, the Khlebnikov House Museum and the House Museum of the painter Kustodiev.
The library of the National Museum of Astrakhan (the P. M. Dogadin State Art Gallery) contains some wondrous literature on Dutch painters. The included pdf-file (2MB) reveils some very interesting documents that were printed in Astrakhan.