Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
Отдел Коллекция Проекты Научная работа отдела Библиотека События Партнеры Меценаты

Exhibition "European Orders of Knighthood" in the Moscow Kremlin

06.06.2015

24.04.2015 - 30.08.2015

One-Pillar Chamber of the Patriarch’s Palace

Organised by:

Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, The Moscow Kremlin Museums

This exhibition presents insignia of European Orders of Knighthood, from the collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, from the prominent private collection of Andrei Khazin and pieces of insignia of the Order of the Garter from the Royal Collection bestowed upon Emperor Alexander II. The other contributors to this project are the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire (now a part of the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation) which is lending rare documents and the State Historical Museum which is lending portraits of members of the Russian Imperial Family. The collection of Andrei Khazin, which started as a childhood hobby, has developed with time into a well thought-out and comprehensive collection of European orders. It includes insignia of the highest European orders, which as a rule are seldom represented in museum collections. Of special value are the collections of orders of Great Britain, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Prussia, Portugal, the Holy See and Napoleonic France. This collection also includes insignia of Russian rulers and other remarkable people.

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