Dashkova Centre

Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs

The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, in collaboration with the Centenary of Russian at Edinburgh programme, is honoured to introduce the first event in Edinburgh of the upcoming exhibition, 'Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs'. The exhibition, organised by the Royal Collection Trust, is due to open at the Queen's Gallery, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, following its inauguration at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, in London in November last year. The curators of the exhibition - Caroline de Guitaut and Stephen Patterson - will shed light on its overarching themes, curatorial work-in-process as well as key objects on display. The talk serves as an informative preview of the exhibition a month ahead of its opening in Edinburgh on June 21st, 2019. This event is free, but registration is necessary:

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More information on the Exhibition

The exhibition tells the story of the familial, political, diplomatic and artistic associations between Britain and Russia and their royal families from the late 17th century through to Russia’s last emperor Nicholas II and beyond. The unique relationship between the two countries is explored through portraits, sculpture, photographs and archival documents. Many of the works of art were commissioned as diplomatic gifts, others as intimate personal mementos, including miniature masterpieces by Fabergé.

Royal Collection Trust

Caroline de Guitaut is Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at the Royal Collection Trust, specialising in Fabergé and fashion. Stephen Patterson is Head of Collections Information Management at the Royal Collection Trust, specialising in coins and medals. Caroline and Stephen have widely written about the royal art collection at the Queen's Galleries in London and Edinburgh. Their recent joint book, Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs (Royal Collection Trust, 2018), examines the relationship between Britain and Russia through the lens of art in the royal collection.

Celebrating 100 years of Russian lecturing at Edinburgh

Celebrating 100 years of Russian

This event is one of a series taking place in 2019 to celebrate the centenary of Hugh G. Brennan’s first lecture on a graduating course in Russian at the University of Edinburgh. We are proud to be the oldest Russian department in Scotland, with non-graduating lectures starting in 1916, and our undergraduate degree course introduced in 1949. Today, we offer a range of undergraduate degrees, an MSc by Research, and a PhD in Russian Studies, as well as teaching in interdisciplinary masters programmes. The University also hosts the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, an internationally recognised research and public engagement centre which runs a series of academic and cultural events, including conferences, lectures, film festivals, and events with Russian award-winning writers.


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Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs

The Exhibition through Curators' Eyes: A Talk by the Curators Caroline de Guitaut and Stephen Patterson.

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