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An unlikely trove of Russian icons

PHOTOS BY Wendy Maeda/Globe StaffGordon Lankton, owner of the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, examined an icon. At left, works depicting the Madonna and child are on display. This month, the museum will host its first traveling exhibition. ''Two Museums/One Culture'' will feature 16 master icons from Moscow's State Tretyakov Gallery, as well as icons from the Clinton museum's collection. PHOTOS BY Wendy Maeda/Globe StaffGordon Lankton, owner of the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, examined an icon. At left, works depicting the Madonna and child are on display. This month, the museum will host its first traveling exhibition. ''Two Museums/One Culture'' will feature 16 master icons from Moscow's State Tretyakov Gallery, as well as icons from the Clinton museum's collection. (PHOTOS BY Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / October 7, 2008

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CLINTON - A small brick building adjoining a driver's education school and insurance agency isn't the first place a person would look for the world's largest collection of Russian icons outside of Russia. But that's where the Museum of Russian Icons is, in this mill town on the Nashua River. It's an hour west of Boston - and a world ... (Full article: 992 words)

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