The results of 2019, the main events:

The results of 2018, the main events:

Collection of the Maclay Coast material culture;
Some items of the material culture collection were given to the museums of Russia: Kunstkamera and the Museum of the World Ocean;
Released illustrated magazine about the expedition in 2017 with expert commentary;
Released “Miklouho-Maclay. XXI century. Revived History” illustrated magazine distributed for free for educational purposes;
Released a popular science edition “Journey to the Maclay Coast” (rus/eng)
International project “Miklouho-Maclay. XXI century. Revived History” consisting of photo exhibitions, film screenings and lectures. Over 3 000 000 visitors;
Series of educational lectures and creative meetings on the topics of geography, ethnography, travelling;
photo exhibition “From Miklouho to Maclay” dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Nikolay Miklouho, the first chief of Moskovskiy railway station;
The first international Russia – Papua New Guinea exchange organized in the modern history of Russia. Visit by the New Guinean teachers of the island nation universities;
Released a documentary film “Citizen of the World” (6,5 mins, eng/rus)
Released a short verse of a documentary film “The Man from the Moon” (36 mins, eng/rus)
Tractate “The material culture of the Gorendu and Bongu villagers in the beginning of XXI century: traditions and innovations (by field research)”. The author is Chininov Igor Viktorovich, PhD, research fellow of IEA RAS; (Maclay Coast research in brief)
Participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit:

– Have signed a Memorandum with the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby for free transfer of the rights for two documentary films “Citizen of the World” and “The Man from the Moon” broadcast with educational purposes in the territory of the Independent State of Papua New
– Have signed an Agreement with the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby for distribution of the book “Journey to the Maclay Coast” authored by Nickolay Miklouho-Maclay
– Have signed a Memorandum with the Divine Word University in Madang for cooperation and assistance in organization of the research expedition to the Maclay Coast (Rai coast)
– Have signed a tripartite Agreement between the National Library of Russia and the National Library and Archives of Papua New Guinea with the assistance of the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation.

The results of 2017, the main events:

Scientific research expedition “Miklouho-Maclay. XXI century. Maclay Coast”. Papua New Guinea, the Maclay Coast;
Released a documentary film “The Legacy of Miklouho-Maclay” (26 mins);
“Miklouho-Maclay. XXI Century. Revived History” international photo exhibition;
“Dialogue through the Ages” exhibition, MSU;
Co-organization of the “Russian traveler” festival (Oryol city);
Series of educational lectures and creative meetings devoted to geography, ethnography, and travelling

Plans 2019 – 2025, the main events:


2019. Opening of the Russian Corner in Port Moresby, Madang, Papua New Guinea.
2020. To organize a visit of PNG delegation of young professionals for participation in youth forums in Russia.
2021. Business conference for the purpose of bilateral economic development Russian Federation – Papua New Guinea.


2019-2025  Lecture programs related to the Geography, Ethnography, traveling in order to promote the humanistic ideas of Miklouho-Maclay, involving young people in research activities, expanding the boundaries of knowledge in History, Geography, Ethnograph

2019-2025 Spiritual enlightenment activities in harmonization of interreligious and interethnic relations. Diffusion of knowledge about the history and culture of the peoples of the Russian Federation and the world.

2019-2020 Establishing the international Miklouho-Maclay Prize for young people working in the field of preserving the historical memory and heritage of the great scientist and promoting his humanistic ideas and works in ethnology and zoology.



2019 – 2025 Arranging the exhibitions of material culture of the Maclay Coast residents in museums of Russia and the world.

2019 – 2025 “Miklouho-Maclay. XXI century. Revived History” project implementation, which combines the photo exhibition of the copies of N. N. Miklouho-Maclay’s drawings dated back to XIX century and the unique materials of the expedition in 2017, the film screenings and lectures.

2019 – 2025 Participation in major international forums in Russia and abroad, such as SPIEF, EEF, Saint-Petersburg International Cultural Forum and other.



2019-2025 Systematization and description by the current RAS scientists of all N. N. Miklouho-Maclay’s works as the great asset of Russian science.

2019-2025 Scientific studies of the local residents (the New Guineans of the Maclay Coast) cultural dynamics – from the end of the 19th century to the present, as the only place of the planet, studied in detail in the period before iron (stone age).

2019-2025 Studying the image of the scientist, which remains in the memory of the Maclay Coast inhabitants and is getting formed by their stories and legends.

2019-2025 The North-East of New Guinea island ecology research

2019 Publication of scientific works on the results of the expeditions in 2017 and 2019.

2019 Working with archives. Restoration of original historical geographical names in Oceania.

2017 – 2020 Assistance in organizing the annual Maclay readings being held on July 17, the Ethnographer’s Day. Supporting young scientists and their full involvement into the conference.

2019 – 2020. Launch and implementation of the student exchange program between the leading institutions of higher education for the students, young specialists, and scientists of Russia and Papua New Guinea.

2019 – 2020 Arranging the cycle of popular science conferences. The program implementation in Russia and Papua New Guinea with the aim of creating a platform for experience exchange and joint scientific research with scientists of the world with the involvement of the Miklouho-Maclay prize for young researchers.

Description of the material culture objects collected during the expeditions to Papua – New Guinea.


2019 – 2025 Collaboration with the Russian and International Archives in order to create a catalog of scanned copies of all the N. N. Miklouho-Maclay’s drawings with historical and cultural comments.


2019–2025 “Miklouho-Maclay. XXI century. Maclay Coast” cycle expeditions to Papua New Guinea.

2020-2022 “Miklouho-Maclay’s dream comes true” automobile expedition to the North of Russia.

2023 “On the trail of Miklouho-Maclay” expedition. We will reproduce the voyage from Russia (Kronstadt) to New Guinea (Maclay Coast) on a 60-foot sailing ship, calling at ports along the line for 4 months


2019 Reissue of Miklouho-Maclay’s six-volume work published by N.N. Miklouho-Maclay IEA RAS in 1990.

2019 – 2025 Reissue of the diaries and books about Miklouho-Maclay in order to increase educational activity in the interethnic relationship. Popularization of his achievements as a traveler, scientist, humanist, public figure.

2019 – 2020 Publication of a collection of legends about Miklouho-Maclay, preserved by the Maclay Coast people and collected during the expeditions to the region of Papua New Guinea.

2019 – 2020 Publication of the articles on the results of the expeditions to the Maclay Coast.

2019 – 2020 Publication of photo album reflecting the dynamics of the culture development of the Maclay Coast inhabitants from the 1880s to 2018.

2021-2022 Publication of a catalog composed of the copies of all N. N. Miklouho-Maclay’s drawings with the description.

2019 – 2020 Research work “Miklouho-Maclay’s portrait amidst the epoch”.  Miklouho-Maclay – ethnographer, anthropologist, biologist, social activist, traveler. Who was he for XIX century people and who is now for us?

2020 – 2021 Compilation and publication of biographical articles devoted to the life and work of the Miklouho-Maclay’s family as the famed family of Russia.



2019 – 2020 Making the documentary film “The Man from the Moon – 2” (90 mins).

2019 – 2020 Making the documentary film “New Guineans in Russia” (26 mins).

2020 – 2022 Making the documentary film “Miklouho-Maclay. The white Papuan” (90 mins).

2019 – 2020 Making the documentary film “From Petersburg to New Guinea” (26 mins).



2020 – 2021 Museum and exhibition project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of development of Oceania by Russia.

2019 – 2021 Creation of the Miklouho-Maclay Museum of travelers in Veliky Novgorod region, the restoration of the estate.