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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 The show includes works of art and historical documents from the collections of the Russian Museum, Hermitage and other cultural institutions in St Petersburg, Moscow and Saratov.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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The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

1 June—23 September 2024

This exhibition, unique in its scale, covers the period from the death of Peter the Great to the accession to the throne of his daughter Elizabeth Petrovna (1725–1742). The main events of the internal Russian life in the time of struggle for Peter the Great’s legacy shown on the material from the collections of 21 museums, including State Hermitage Museum, the State Historical Museum, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of the History of St Petersburg, the Peterhof State Museum and Reserve, the Pavlovsk State Museum, the Arkhangelskoye State Museum and Reserve and others.

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

26 April—1 July 2024

Ivan Vishnyakov is one of the leading artist of the 18th century, portraitist, mural painter, restorer and teacher. However, not much of the artist’s vast legacy, the result of thirty years of untiring creative activity, has survived to the present day. All the more valuable are the ten surviving portraits in the collections of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Vasily Tropinin and Moscow Artists of His Time, art museums in Tver and Rybinsk.

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