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Offline Marie Valerie

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From the 5th October 2013 to 23th March 2014 the Landesmuseum Württemberg will show an exhibition about the marriages between the Romanovs and the Royal Family (and Dukes) of Württemberg.




Link: http://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de/ausstellungen/vorschau/im-glanz-der-zaren/

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Thanks for that information! I had not heard about it before (deep shame!!) but have now made a note in my diary and will visit the exhibition when it opens. Handy for me as I live only 50 kms. away from Stuttgart.

Thanks again and cheers,
GREENOWL

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Greenowl, du hast Glück..

Ich muß aus Hamburg anreisen, ich hoffe ich finde Zeit um überhaupt hinzukommen...

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There will be a catalog (350 pages) for the Exhibition in October:




Kurzbeschreibung
Erscheinungstermin: 5. Oktober 2013
Anlässlich des 400. Jubiläums der Thronbesteigung Michael Romanows widmet sich das Landesmuseum Württemberg im Rahmen der Großen Landesausstellung "Im Glanz der Zaren. Die Romanows, Württemberg und Europa" den russisch-württembergischen Beziehungen. Anhand der Eheschließungen des Hauses Württemberg und der Zarenfamilie taucht der Besucher tief ein in die gemeinsame Geschichte des großen Russlands und des aufstrebenden Württembergs. Oftmals waren nicht Zuneigung oder Liebe für die Ehen ausschlaggebend, sondern das Kalkül der Herrscherhäuser: Maria Fjodorowna, gebürtige Prinzessin aus Württemberg, machte 1776 als Ehefrau von Zar Paul I. den Anfang. Ihre Tochter Katharina und ihre Enkelin Olga waren als edel gesinnte Königinnen von Württemberg äußerst beliebt. Auch unter den Nachgeborenen gab es Verbindungen, für die Helena Pawlona als ambitionierte Großfürstin in St. Petersburg und Herzogin Wera von Württemberg stehen. Ein besonderes Augenmerk wird auf die machtpolitischen und karitativen Rollen der charismatischen Damen gelegt. Die Große Landesausstellung bietet die erste und wohl einmalige Chance, dieses Thema umfangreich darzustellen. Von den knapp 600 prachtvollen Objekten stammen rund 200 Exponate aus namhaften russischen Museen und Schlössern, darunter ein Großteil der Mitgift der märchenhaft reichen Zarentöchter.


Translation:
On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of the accession of Michael Romanov is dedicated to the Württemberg State Museum as part of the Great National Exhibition "The Power of the Tsars. The Romanovs, Württemberg and Europe"," the Russian-Württemberg relationships. Based on the marriages of the House of Württemberg and the royal family, the visitor dives deep into the common history of the Great of Russia and the emerging Württemberg. Often were not affection or love for the marriages decisive but the calculus of ruling houses: Maria Feodorovna, born Princess of Württemberg, made in 1776 as the wife of Tsar Paul I to start with. Her daughter Catherine and her granddaughter Olga were as high-minded queens of Württemberg extremely popular. Also among the later generations there were connections for the Grand Duchess Helena Pawlona as ambitious in St. Petersburg and Duchess Vera of Württemberg are. Particular attention is paid to the power-political and charitable roles of charismatic ladies. The Great National Exhibition provides the first and most unique opportunity to present this topic extensively. Of the nearly 600 magnificent objects are around 200 exhibits from reputable Russian museums and castles, including a large part of the dowry of the fabulously wealthy tsars daughters.



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Thanks Marie Valerie! You do have a long journey from Hamburg but I hope you make it. Although I only live 48 kms away from Stuttgart I rarely go there, as parking can be a problem and we don't have a direct rail connection. However, our son is now studying at the university in Stuttgart and moved there last October, so I am a slightly more frequent visitor....I visited him last Sunday and had a very pleasant day, despite the humid weather. Due to "Stuttgart 21" the whole place is in a bit of a mess, but hopefully conditions will improve soon.

Cheers,
GREENOWL

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I visited the exhibition on the 26. November. I really enjoyed it.


It started with the Prologue, a world map with Russia and Württemberg, a table with five chairs (For the five Grand Duchesses, Queens and Empress) and a great Ahnentafel with the Romanow-Württemberg relations.

Then there a five rooms for each of the women.
Starting in room 1 with Empress Maria Feodorowna (Sophie Dorothee of Württemberg) who married Emperor Paul I.
For the first time ever out of Russia her coronation robe in shown here. Also a balldress. Many portraits of Maria Feo., but also of Katahrina the Great and Friedrich the Great.

The second room is for Königin Katharina (Pawlowna), who became Queen of Württemberg for only three years.
Her teaset out of pure gold is so marvellous. Portraits and Busts of Katharina and her husband König Wilhelm I. And also some of her Icons and church things.

In the third room (the smallest of all) is Grand Duchess Elena Pawlowna (Charlotte of Württemberg) shown.
Many pictures, and the medal for her commitment against Serfdom in Russia.

The next room is dedicated to Königin Olga (Nikolajewna) the wife of König Karl I.
I loved the three Winterhalter paintings of Olga in here. Even the Prunkbett (state bed) a wedding gift for Olga and Karl is exhibited. The great dowry with vases, silverware est. is not from Olga but from her sister Adini (Alexandra Nikolajewna). A displayed russian court dress is also not from Olga but of her niece Maria Maximiliowna (Leuchtenberg).

Herzogin Wera, the last of the Romanow-Württemberg women, is in the second last room. She came as a child to Württemberg was adopted by Olga and Karl.
Here are furnitures from Weras property. Paintings from Wera, her aunt and adoptive mother Königin Olga and of course Weras children Olga and Elsa. Many, many photos are shown here.
Some have wrong identifications ("Wera with her mother and sister" but on the pic is Alexandra Josefowna "Sanny" with her daughter Queen Olga Konstantinowna of Greece and her daughter-in-law Elisabeth "Mawra", "Wera with her children and grandchildren" but there is Irene of Prussia (Hessen u. b. Rhein) with her sons which are not mentioned...)

The last (small) room is Epilogue, Revolution and war. Death of many Romanows and abdication of König Wilhem II.


At every exhibition piece is a number, you have to look in the exhibition booklet for explanations. You get also an Audio Guide, but only for a few things.
At the beginning in every room is a plate with german/russian/english text like: Empress..lived..married..died.
But almost all is in german, I think non-german speakers only get guided tours through the exhibition. Even the catalog is only in german.

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I have not been to the exhibition yet but a friend visited it last week and really enjoyed it. She was especially impressed by the room dedicated to Königin Olga (Nikolajewna), wife of König Karl I. I am looking forward to going to Stuttgart soon.

Cheers,
GREENOWL
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