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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 Hall 249, 1941-2015 by Sergei Larenkov

The Hermitage Hall 249, 1941-2015 by Sergei Larenkov

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.


Monday 13 March, 2017
18:30 - 20:00




Darwin College
Silver Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9EU United Kingdom
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