The exposition is dedicated to the ceremonial and everyday life of the Russian Court - one of the most magnificent royal courts in Europe. It includes works of painting and graphics, archival documents, samples of weapons, items made of precious metals. However, the main exhibits will be costumes and accessories that will highlight its memorial character.
The project opens a series of jubilee exhibitions dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Historical Museum, which will be widely celebrated in 2022. For the first time in 15 years, the State Hermitage Museum is bringing an exhibition from its funds to Moscow. The Hermitage will present clothes and personal belongings of Russian emperors and empresses, members of the imperial family, representatives of aristocratic families, court ladies and gentlemen, servants of the Imperial Court of the time of the last Romanovs. The collection of court costumes from the mid-19th - early 20th centuries brought from St. Petersburg will revive the atmosphere of official ceremonies and church holidays, masquerades and balls in the halls of the Historical Museum.