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FROM / TO04/02/2017 - 17/09/2017
1001 GR Amsterdam
1917. Romanovs & Revolutie
Hermitage Amsterdam opens ”unique exhibition”
From 4 February to 17 September 2017
A unique exhibition entitled 1917. Romanovs & Revolution. The End of Monarchy will open at the Hermitage Amsterdam in February 2017, exactly a century after the outbreak of the Russian Revolution. This will be the only showing of the exhibition in Western Europe. It will include over 250 items from the collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the State Archive of the Russian Federation in Moscow, and the Artillery Museum in St Petersburg.
Using films, photographs, paintings, objets d’art and historical documents, the show will tell the gripping story of fashionable St Petersburg and the art that flourished there in the early twentieth century, of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, and of the explosive political and social circumstances of their reign. Visitors will see and hear how choices and decisions made by the tsar made revolution inevitable and spelled the inescapable end of the 300-year Romanov monarchy in Russia. They will also gain moving intimate insights into the final years of the imperial family, ending in their murder. 1917: the ultimate turning point in the history of Russia.
The last tsar and the revolution, on exclusive show in Amsterdam a century after the event. The exhibition will run from 4 February to 17 September 2017.
Top exhibits will include items from the imperial couple’s wardrobe, portraits of the royal pair, their children’s toys and drawings, Nicholas’s Act of Abdication (facsimile), works of art created at the period (Russia’s ‘Silver Age’), various Fabergé objects and one of the murder weapons.