Together and Apart. The Urban Family in Russia in the 20th century

Exhibition, 14 September - 27 October, Moscow, Russian Federation

IISH Exhibition in Moscow

On 13 September 2013 the exhibition "Together and Apart. The Urban Family in Russia in the 20th century" opened its doors in Moscow. It was jointly organised by the International Institute of Social History (IISH) and the Schusev State Architectural Museum, situated at a stone’s throw from the Kremlin. At the root of the exhibition are the results of the IISH research project "Work, Income and the State in Russia and the Soviet Union'' on the impact of the events of the turbulent twentieth century on the family in Russia.

Photographs from family albums, audio-visual projections, household objects, architectural scale models, posters and film, paint a portrait of life in the "Soviet century" from the perspective of the people who lived it, in their everyday experiences of growing up and ageing, of marrying and raising a family, of housing arrangements, study, work and leisure.

"Together and Apart" was curated by senior researcher Gijs Kessler of the IISH, exhibition maker Jeroen de Vries, and Maria Ametova from the Schusev State Architectural Museum.

The exhibition was favourably received in the Russian press and will be open to the public until 27 October 2013. An earlier version of the exhibition was on show at the Drents Museum in Assen from November 2012 to June 2013 and attracted around 30.000 visitors.

14 September - 27 October 2013, Schusev State Architectural Museum, "Ruined wing", Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str. 5/25, building 1

The project was supported by the SNS REAAL Fonds, the Mondriaan Fonds, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow, and the Friends of the International Institute of Social History.