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Regicide of 11 March 1801 Bicentenary exhibition of Emperor Paul I's assassination in St Michael's Castle

23 march 2001—19 june 2001
The exhibition examines the life and death of Emperor Paul I (1796-1801), murdered in St Michael's Castle in a palace coup. The show includes works of art and historical documents from the collections of the Russian Museum, Hermitage and other cultural institutions in St Petersburg, Moscow and Saratov. Among the rarities on show are Martin-Ferdinand Quadal's monumental Coronation Ceremony of Paul I, a detailed reproduction of the ceremonial transfer of the remains of Peter III (Paul's murdered father), an icon of Paul belonging to Count Arakcheyev, and the golden snuffbox used to kill the Emperor. The exhibition also traces the vast iconography of Paul and various items relating to such aspects of his rule as foreign and domestic policy, court life and the Russian Army.
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Alexander III. Collector and Patron

Alexander III. Collector and Patron

12 february—10 may 2020

February 26, 2020, marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Alexander III, whose name was given to The State Russian Museum in April 1895. Special mention is made of Alexander III's merits in museum construction and art education, which was due to his undoubted passion for history and fine arts.

The Art of the Belskys

The Art of the Belskys

6 february—9 march 2020

Belsky brothers (Ivan (1719-1799), Alexey (1729-1796) and Efim (1730-1778)) were the greatest masters of the painting team of The Chancellery (later The Office) of buildings of Her Imperial Majesty. For more than half a century they performed the most responsible painting work commissioned by Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great.

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