A.A. Miller and the Ethnographic Department of the Russian Museum
Alexander Alexandrovich Miller (1875–1935) was an eminent representative of the Russian paleoethnological school. In 1908–1932, he was the senior member of the Ethnographic Department of the Russian Museum (presently, the Russian Museum of Ethnography) and had a great impact on the character of the museum's work. He has developed methods of field work that combined ethnographic and archaeological research, and has formed the basic foundation for the Caucasus ethnographic materials in the Russian Ethnographic Museum. The general principles of A.A. Miller’s research activity were in search for the archaic in the folk culture and for the correspondence to the ethnographic materials in the monuments of antiquity. The results of this search were reflected in the museum exhibitions organized by him.