The exhibition tells the story of the familial, political, diplomatic and artistic associations between Britain and Russia and their royal families from the 17th century to Russia’s last emperor Nicholas II and beyond. Portraits, sculpture, photographs, archival documents and miniature masterpieces by Fabergé illustrate historic events and family meetings between the rulers of the two nations. Many of the rich and varied works of art on display are unique – some commissioned as grand diplomatic gifts, others as intimate personal mementos between the royal family and the Romanovs. They bring to life the shared patronage of artists and craftsmen from both countries. The visit will begin with a talk in the Throne Room of the Palace, followed by a tour of the exhibition.
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Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.
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