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Offline LisaDavidson

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Re: Exhibitions
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2004, 12:15:42 AM »
Dear Janet, Lanie & Robert:

Janet, I believe the train that leaves from Union Station in LA has a stop in Fullerton, which is in North Orange County. Don't know if this would help or not.

Lamy is maybe 15 minutes from Santa Fe and we would need to organize some transfers from Lamy (which is a ghost town with a train depot) to Santa Fe and back.

Santa Fe is very pleasant during the Summer as it as at a high elevation. It is, however, warmer than San Francisco in the Summer. But, so is Alaska <g>.

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« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2004, 12:23:47 PM »
Lisa, thank you! Fullerton would be fine, although I'm closer to Irvine and San Juan Capistrano.  Maybe those of us living in California could kibbutz on this, agree on a visit time and perhaps meet up along the way?

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« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2004, 12:36:55 PM »
So true, I think ANYPLACE is warmer in the summer than San Fran.   But I love it here anyway.
A "ghost town with a train station"?  Well, Like I said, hope this show travels, I am not into  "ghost towns" [the Southwestern type]

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« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2004, 01:26:15 PM »
Ghost towns are okay with me, as long as a car rental is nearby.  I could walk a mile for the Romanovs in temperate weather, though carrying bags across desert terrain might be stretching it a bit . . .   8)

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« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2004, 02:23:43 PM »
Thank you Robert_Hall, I go to the V & A often but I've never seen any Romanov artifacts.

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« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2004, 02:41:57 PM »
Candice, I think the Romanov items are put out for special exhibitions, like the  "Tiara"  one a couple of years ago.  You might ask the curators or doyenes next time you vist. One of the problems is that a lot of items are "borrowed or loaned" so they will not be always on display.
I know I had a right rough time time tracking down the Ethiopian crown jewels at the British Museum- they lost them when the new work was being done! [as it ended up- they had been given back to Ethiopia, I was told]
Again, I think Nick has the best info on this subject.
Cheers,
Robert


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« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2004, 08:00:25 PM »
Hello All:

For those of us on the east coast (I live in Albany, NY), the exhibition titled "Nicholas and Alexandra: At Home with the Last Tsar and his Family" will be at the Newark Museum from September 29, 2004 thru January 9, 2005.

The web site (which hopefully will be updated soon with a preview of the exhibit) is http://www.newarkmuseum.org/pages/exhibit/index.htm

I am looking forward to going and perhaps I'll run into a few names I recognize (but no faces unfortunately).

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« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2004, 08:11:57 PM »
Oh, and for those on the west coast or for those who just can't wait, the official dates for the exhibit at the Museum of New Mexico are May 29th thru September 5th.  The website for the museum states...

"This remarkable exhibition includes objects from the royal couple&#8217;s Faberge collection, exquisite porcelain, tapestry, paintings and portraits, uniforms and dresses, icons, decorative arts, books, photographs and letters. It also includes rare film footage of the home movies taken by the tsar, and family photo albums."

"Toys from the playroom of Tsarevich Alexis that have never before been shown are part of this extraordinary exhibition. Also on display is a suite of child-size Empire furniture from Tsarskoe Selo, the royal family&#8217;s permanent residence. Visitors will be taken behind the scenes of the most elaborate court in Europe into the private world of the Romanovs. Most of these artifacts from the Alexander Palace will be seen for the first time. They have come to light recently in the wake of political changes in Russia."

The website for the Museum of New Mexico is http://www.museumofnewmexico.org/exhibits.cgi?_fn=Show+Exhibit&_recordnum=334


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« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2004, 08:40:31 PM »
UH OH Almedingen after reading FunBobby's posts I do not know if I can wait for warmer weather in April and May next year in Cincinatti !!!!

And now I cannot wait to read Lisa's writing of her experience when uncrating these treasures !!!!

Joanna

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« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2004, 12:56:56 PM »
Robert, how do I get in touch with Nick? I don't remember seeing any comments from him.  Many thanks.
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« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2004, 02:46:33 PM »
Candice, Nick Nicholson is a regular poster on this board.  Just check "Faberge" for a start.
I think he is our resident expert on  Romanov jewels.

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« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2004, 04:33:26 PM »
Robert, I now have his e-mail and will write to ask him for details on any up coming exhibition in the UK.  Regards

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« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2004, 11:40:36 PM »
Hi

Will there be a catalogue that I could purchase if I travel to the Newark exhibition next fall?

Thanks
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« Reply #58 on: July 14, 2005, 10:05:32 AM »
Clipped from the Museum website for info:

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Nicholas and Alexandra, the Last Tsar and Tsarina

To accompany the summer 2005 exhibition at the Royal Museum, this lavishly-illustrated catalogue provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, and their family. The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg houses an extraordinary collection of both the formal and personal possessions of the Imperial family, and staff at the National Museums of Scotland were given kind assistance by the Hermitage in the creation of this exciting exhibition.

The catalogue has an extensive section of narrative chapters that tell the story of the Imperial family, including a revealing account of the family’s connections with Scotland, as well as a list of the objects on display which include items by Fabergé, military and court costumes, paintings, icons, medals, toys and books.

Publication 13 July 2005
ISBN 1 901663 99 X
245 x 196 mm
200+ illustrations; full colour throughout
hardback
£19.99
224 pages
To order a copy of the catalogue post free, please e-mail publishing@nms.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 0131 247 4026
Fax: +44 (0) 0131 247 4012

Alternatively, you can visit the Museum Shop at the Royal Museum, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.

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« Reply #59 on: July 26, 2005, 03:21:40 PM »
Yesterday I travelled North to Edinburgh to visit this exhibition.  It was marvellous to see the paintings, costumes, icons and Fabergé works of art on display.  There are some delightful short films on view, particularly one of the Grand Duchesses dancing on the Standart.  

The links of the family to Scotland are emphasised and include some memorabilia of the Royal Scots Greys. In 1894 the Tsar had been delighted to become their Colonel-in-Chief. Representatives of their successor regiment were present at his funeral.      

The most memorable works of art, to me, were the panoramas by Piasetsky; the most moving objects were the children's soft toys.

I boarded the return train at Waverley Station, where Nicholas and Alexandra heard a salute from Edinburgh Castle on their way to Balmoral in 1896.

The catalogue contains an interesting chapter on the Coronation and related festivities. In my opinion it is worth buying.    
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