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Patrons of Seafarers, Heavenly and Earthly


The Museum of the World Ocean in cooperation with the Moscow Kremlin Museums and with the support of PJSC LUKOIL (for the 45th anniversary of LLC LUKOIL-KMN) has prepared the most expensive exhibition project in the history of Kaliningrad Region - Patrons of Seafarers, Heavenly and Earthly.

Over a hundred original items, related to the history of the Russian Navy and people patronizing it are leaving the Kremlin for the first time and coming to Kaliningrad.
It is the first Moscow Kremlin Museums’ project dedicated to both Supreme and Royal patronage of seafaring and seafarers, comprising the art of the 15 th to the 19 th century.
A variety of pieces from pocket watches, calipers, lorgnettes, inkstands and snuffboxes to cold arms, icons and awards are going to reveal a glorious heroes’ age. Visitors are going to see decorations, tableware, lockets with the monarchs’ portraits inside andtapestry portraits of the emperors Peter the Great and Alexander I.
All these artifacts are not only of historic and cultural significance but they are also fine jeweler’s art, since the most part of them is made of precious metals and inlaid with gems.

The 320th anniversary of the Grand Embassy and Peter the Great’s visit to Koenigsberg gave an idea to focus on the Petrine Epoch – late 17th - early 18th century. So, visitors will admire fascinating and impressive story about navigators and their patrons – those who were invisibly present nearby all the time.

The exhibition is on display from September 7, 2017to January 14, 2018.

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