Exhibition on Catherine the Great Opened in Zagreb

By 13 April 2018

ZAGREB, April 13, 2018 - The exhibition called "Catherine the Great – the Empress of all Russia" was opened in Zagreb's Klovićevi Dvori Gallery on Thursday evening, and will run through 29 July.

Opening this exhibition about "one of the greatest rulers of all times, the woman who made history and founded the Hermitage," as cited on the gallery's website, Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović said that the event "is the crown of 50-year-long ties between Zagreb and Saint Petersburg."

Croatian Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek said that this exhibition would be one of the greatest cultural events in the country this year.

The gallery writes on its website that "on two levels of the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery with more than a thousand exhibits, some of which have left the sumptuous halls of Hermitage for the first time, visitors will have the opportunity to see some of the splendour of Imperial Russia and its golden age, as well as the atmosphere of the largest museum of the world created by Catherine."

"Apart from magnificent imperial portraits and paintings from European masters, the exhibition will show a comprehensive overview of sculpture, prints and drawings, court costumes and uniforms, artistically crafted objects (glass, pottery, porcelain, silver and gold), medals, weapons, and furniture."

The exhibition is organised on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the friendship between the cities of St Petersburg and Zagreb. "It is a result of the collaboration between Hermitage State Museum and the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery. The scope of the exhibition is specifically tailored to the format of the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery," the Zagreb-based gallery states on its web site.