- « Film Presentation and Screening ‘900 Days’ (2011) by Jessica Gorter – followed by Q&As with Caroline Walton
- Closing talk of the exhibition programme – ‘Elena Marttila: Art and Endurance in the Siege of Leningrad’ with the curators Ksenia Afonina and Libby Howie, followed by open discussion and drinks reception »
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Eating Restoration Glue to Stay Alive: The History of The Hermitage – talk by Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley
Monday 13 March, 2017, 18:30 - 20:00
The Hermitage is an institution like no other, housing over three million objects in buildings as iconic as the Winter Palace, seat of the Romanov dynasty until its spectacular fall from grace in 1917. Dr Blakesley charts its development from the lavish patronage of Catherine the Great to the unparalleled – and controversial – acquisitions of impressionist and post-impressionist works. Drawing on interviews with survivors of the Siege of Leningrad, this event also pays tribute to the Hermitage’s remarkable survival through the Russian Revolution and two world wars, and its resurgent success on an international stage.
Rosalind P. Blakesley is Head of the Department of History of Art and Reader in Russian and European Art, Cambridge. She is an author of six books and many articles about Russian art.