Exhibits of Moscow Kremlin to be represented in London

Coronation suit of Empress Mariya Feodorovna. The Moscow Kremlin Museum

Moscow Kremlin and Victoria and Albert British Museum will organize a large exchange exhibition devoted to the history of ruling dynasties of both states as a sign of “improvement of relations” between Great Britain and Russia.

On December 10, the London museum will launch the exposition The Magnificence of the Tsars which will present more than hundred objects from the funds of a museum of Moscow Kremlin. Visitors of the exhibition will have an opportunity to see unique items of weapon, regalia, porcelain and jewelry. Among the most valuable exhibits – clothes of Tsar Peter II who died at the age of 15 years and also a coronation suit of the last Emperor of Russia Nicolas II.

As the response gesture Victoria and Albert Museum will present a large exposition of ceremonial dress of the 18th and 19th centuries in Moscow.

Elena Gagarina, the Director of museums of Moscow Kremlin and Mark Jones, the Director of Victoria and Albert Museum became the initiators of the exchange project. According to the organizers this exchange is a sign of “improvements − at least, at cultural level − relations between two countries deteriorated in recent years”.

The exhibition will be opened till March, 29, 2009

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