Since Peter the Great’s visit to London in 1698, the relationship between Britain and Russia and their royal families has been long and enduring. The Royal Collection’s new exhibition features portraits, sculpture, photographs, archival documents and miniature masterpieces by Fabergé, illustrating 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, bringing to life the shared patronage of artists and craftsmen from both countries.
Held at the Linnean Society with coffee on arrival from 10.30am; two morning lectures (beginning at 11am) will be followed by an afternoon visit to The Queen's Gallery.
- Included: Coffee on arrival, two lectures, entrance to the Queen's Gallery exhibition.
- Not included: Travel to/from London, lunch