Cartier: Continuing the story. Masterpieces of the Hermitage's decorative and applied art and the jewelry heritage of the House of Cartier

Exhibition February 21 − April 18, 2021
The State Hermitage Museum presents an exhibition. Cartier: Continuing the story. Masterpieces of the Hermitage's decorative and applied art and the jewelry heritage of the House of Cartier ".

The exposition is timed to coincide with the fifth anniversary of cooperation and the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the Cartier jewelry house in St. Petersburg, and tells about the importance of preserving jewelry craftsmanship and heritage for future generations - values that are so close to the Hermitage and the House of Cartier.

The partnership with the Hermitage began for Cartier almost 30 years ago, in 1992, when the museum presented the Art of Cartier exhibition. A new stage of cooperation began five years ago, when the Jewelry House supported the restoration program of the Hermitage. Since 2016, with the support of Cartier, employees of the Laboratory for the Restoration of Precious and Archaeological Metals of the Department for Scientific Restoration and Conservation of the State Hermitage have restored five unique pieces of decorative and applied art from the museum's collection. The exhibition is built around these five restored masterpieces, along with 35 pieces from the historic Cartier Collection - the brand's own collection - jewelry and watches, selected according to the principle of a common material, style or technique.

Prepared based on materials from the official website of the museum The State Hermitage Museum.