“There are no superior or inferior race – all people are equal by nature!

N.N. Miklouho-Maclay
We organize research expeditions, support and encourage scientific research and promote humanistic ideas envisioned by N.N. Miklouho-Maclay. Our mission – preserving traditions, cultivating respect for cultures and values of the world’s peoples.

The Foundation purposes:

To organize regular interaction between Russia and Papua New Guinea in the fields of science and culture.
To spread ethnographical, geographical and historical knowledge.
To cultivate respect for representatives of all nationalities, cultures and religions.
To spread knowledge about Russian, Soviet and Russian travelers, scientists and researchers.
To conduct scientific and practical conferences, seminars and exhibitions around the world.
To support and organize expeditions related to history, ethnography and archeology throughout the world.
To create documentary and feature films, photo reports and publications.
To study the peoples of the Russian Federation and help to preserve their cultural identity.

Some projects of the Foundation:

The Foundation today holds many interesting projects, exhibitions and events. You can get acquainted with the details in the section “Our projects”. Below we want to present you the most relevant. For details, just click on the project name.

Miklouho-Maclay. XXI century. Revived History.

The project “Miklouho-Maclay. XXI Century. Revived History” developed by the “Mikluho-Maclay Fuondation for the Preservation of the Ethnocultural Heritage” harmonically combines the photographs taken during a unique expedition to Papua New Guinea on the trail of the great Russian scientist Nikolay Nikolaevich Miklouho-Maclay and the copies of the great traveler’s drawings in one exhibition.

The book “Journey to the Maclay Coast”

The popular science illustrated book “Journey to the Maclay Coast” published in May 2018 is based on a unique research expedition on the trail of the great 19th century Russian scientist and researcher Nikolay Nikolaevich Mikouho-Maclay. The book is published and available for purchase.

Our News

We offer you to read our latest news, to learn about significant past and upcoming events of the Foundation. For more interesting information visit our “publicity” section.

“Miklouho-Maclay XXI century. Maclay Coast” expedition.

The first in the modern Russian history research expedition on the trail of the famous traveler, scientist and humanist Nikolay Nikolaevich Miklouho-Maclay took place. Now, it’s history. The detailed results of the expedition and the diaries of its participants will be published soon on the website. We are glad to share the story about this fascinating journey and the most vivid impressions.

Papua New Guinea

On September 15, having flown over a half of the globe and overcome all organizational obstacles, the team arrived in Port Moresby – the capital of Papua New Guinea, and then to Madang, one of the largest cities in the country. And from there on the yacht “Kalibobo” travelers went to the northeast coast of the New Guinea island, which today bears the name Rai Coast (the historical name is Maclay Coast).

Australia

The surname Miklouho-Maclay is inextricably linked to Australia. Nikolay Nikolaevich lived and worked here, founded the first in the country biological station in Sydney, which served as a powerful impetus for studying marine flora and fauna. Here Nikolay Nikolaevich married Margaret Robertson, the daughter of the Prime Minister of the South Wales province. Thus, Australia really became his second homeland.