Henry Dropsy, Commemorative Medal Marking the Fortieth Anniversary of the Scientific and Artistic Activities of Nicholas Roerich, n.d., brass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Roerich Museum, 1929.11.1
Henry Dropsy’s medal honors Russian artist and archaeologist Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947). Roerich’s most notable achievement was the Roerich Pact, known informally as the Red Cross of Culture, which declared that all historic monuments, museums, and cultural and scientific institutions be considered neutral and protected in times of war and peace. Twenty-one nations agreed to the pact in a ceremony at the White House in 1935.
Commemorative Medal Marking the Fortieth Anniversary of the Scientific and Artistic Activities of Nicholas Roerich
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1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (0.5 x 6.9 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the Roerich Museum
- Occupation – industry – construction
- Figure group – male
- Occupation – science
- Portrait male – Roerich, Nicholas – head
- Architecture Exterior – art building – Roerich Museum
- Architecture Exterior – art building – museum
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