Tag: Hermitage

Keep the Hermitage open
Exhibitions, Travel

Keep the Hermitage open

Over the years I have visited a lot of exhibitions at the Hermitage in Amsterdam. The museum was opened on 19 June 2009 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Russian president Dmitri Medvedev. Also Medvedevs wife was present, as well as Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima, which shows how important the opening was. […]

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Exhibition: Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court
Exhibitions, Travel

Exhibition: Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court

Before the Russian Revolution in 1917 the Russian Imperial Court was the place to show of your splendid jewelry. The exhibition Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court at the Hermitage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands makes it painfully clear that many imperial Russian jewels have gone lost. The Romanovs and aristocrates who fled the country took […]

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10 Years Hermitage – Preview of the Jewels exhibition Objects from a Gold Filigree Parure © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Exhibitions, Travel

10 Years Hermitage – Preview of the Jewels exhibition

There is not an exhibition I am looking forward to more than the jubilee exhibition #2 of the Hermitage Amsterdam on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. From 14 September 2019 to 15 March 2020 “Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court” will be on display. At the moment – until 25 August 2019 – one […]

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Helen Rappaport – Caught in the Revolution
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Helen Rappaport – Caught in the Revolution

The opening weekend of the exhibition “1917. Romanovs & Revolution” at the Hermitage Amsterdam, The Netherlands, started off brilliantly. The opening was on Friday 3 February 2017 and afterwards followed a busy weekend with already many visitors. On Saturday there was a special event for the Friends of the Hermitage with a very well-attended lecture […]

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1917. Romanovs & Revolution
Exhibitions, Travel

1917. Romanovs & Revolution

This month, February 2017, it is 100 years ago the February Revolution broke out that led to the end of the monarchy in Russia. On this occasion from 4 February to 17 September 2017 the Hermitage Amsterdam, The Netherlands, organises the exhibition “1917. Romanovs & Revolution”. An exhibition that in October will open in somewhat […]

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Hermitage once again
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Hermitage once again

Together with a few other royalty watchers I again (see Catherine the Great conquers Amsterdam) visited the exhibition about Catherine the Great at the Hermitage in Amsterdam. It is hard to imagine, but this is just a model of the Great Imperial Crown of the Russian Empire, created on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of […]

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Catherine the Great conquers Amsterdam
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Catherine the Great conquers Amsterdam

While at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will open the exhibition “Anna Pavlovna, colourful queen” on 5 October – the exhibition itself will be open to the public from 6 October 2016 to 5 February 2017 – there is still an exhibition going on in the Netherlands about another royal, […]

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Alexander, Napoléon and Joséphine in the Hermitage
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Alexander, Napoléon and Joséphine in the Hermitage

Yesterday I toured half of the Netherlands to see two royalty related exhibitions. The first was in the Hermitage in Amsterdam. On Friday 27 March 2015 Prince Nicolas Romanoff and Count Alexandre Colonna-Walewski opened the exhibition “Alexander, Napoleon & Josephine. A Story of Friendship, War & Art from the Hermitage”. Another highly interesting royalty related […]

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