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'Faberge: Precious Jewellery of the Russian Empire' inaugurated

Dec '08
An Exhibition entitled “Faberge: Precious Jewellery of the Russian Empire” was inaugurated here today in the presence of Mr. Alexander Avdeev, Minister of Culture, Russian Federation, Smt. Ambika Soni Union Minister for Tourism and Culture and Dr. Karan Singh, President ICCR.

Speaking on the occasion the Tourism and Culture Minister Smt. Ambika Soni referred to the close cultural ties between India and Russia and said this exhibition will further strengthen the bilateral cultural cooperation between the two countries.

She said festival of India in Russia will be celebrated in 2009. Referring to the exhibition the Minister said she is confident that it will attract a large number of viewers and visitors to the National Museum as jewellery is an integral part of Indian living.

The Russian Minister said both the countries increase people to people contact through such exhibitions as they have close cultural ties. The President of the ICCR Dr. Karan Singh outlined the salient features of the exhibition on the occasion.

The exhibition, titled : “Faberge – The Precious Jewellery of Russian Empire”, consists of 196 pieces of the Faberge exhibition from London, St. Petersburg and Moscow.

The work of Carl Faberge (1846-1920) echoes the events of his time and is intimately associated with the turbulent Russian history at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Exhibition will remain open from 6th December, 2008 to 18th January, 2009 between 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

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