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June 2023

From Furs to Fabergé: Gifts, Diplomacy and British-Russian Artistic Relations by Dr Louise Hardiman

Thursday 22 June, 18:30 - 20:00
Yusuf Hamied Theatre Christ College, 46 King St
Cambridge, CB1 1LN United Kingdom
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£5 – £8
NICHOLAS CHEVALIER (1828-1902) The arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh at Windsor, 7 March 1874 signed and dated 1874

Courtly Gifts and Cultural Diplomacy: Art, Material Culture and British-Russian Relations, 2023 Since the escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian war in 2022, artistic and cultural relations between Russia and Britain have entered a difficult phase. However, when the longer historical picture is considered, there are countless examples of visual culture that can illustrate the presence of a flourishing British-Russian cultural dialogue. One fascinating aspect of this history is that of gift giving and cultural diplomacy between the Russian and British monarchies.…

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