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Moscow, April 4, Interfax - Russian private collection of Carl Faberge jewelry that belong to The Link of Times Foundation will open in Vatican late last week.
"For the first time ever The Link of Times cultural-historical foundation will represent in Vatican the world biggest private collection of the great Russian jeweler Carl Faberge. Faberge. Holy Images exhibition will be held in Vatican museums, in Rafael Hall from April 15 to June 11, 2011," organizers of the exhibition told Interfax on Monday.
There are over 140 Faberge items in Vatican museums. Until now the foundation The Link of Times exhibited only 80 items of its collection.
The exhibition will represent masterpieces of the Romanov family's court jeweler including nine imperial Easter eggs - Alexander III and Nicholas II gifts to their wives on Easter, the egg The 15th Jubilee of Reign with miniature watercolor scenes of main historical events of the19th-20th centuries, the Coronation egg of 1897.
Earlier Russian businessman Viktor Vekselberg informed that The Link of Times Foundation spent over a year in talks with Vatican regarding the organization of the Faberge exhibition at the Vatican Museum. The lengthy negotiating period was due to the high requirements set by the museum for the collection, he said.
"The collection for exposition was selected by Vatican specialists, it includes 180 exhibits showing Russia's history and the tragic history of the royal family, because some objects were commissioned by Nicholas II who tragically died," the businessman said.
In 2004 Vekselberg acquired private collection of Faberge items from a family of American media magnates. According to unofficial data the cost of transaction is about 100 mln dollars.
"The Vatican Museums"
"Saturday, June 5, 2010
2 – 3 p.m.
Pillsbury Auditorium, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Lecturer: His Eminence Giovanni Cardinal Lajolo, President of the Pontifical Commission on Vatican City and President of the Pontifical Governorate of Vatican City.
The Vatican Museums are a complex of different pontifical museums and galleries that began under the patronage of the popes Clement XIV (1769-1774) and Pius VI (1775-1799).
Cardinal Lajolo will talk about the history of the Vatican Museums, their collections, the work of the restoration laboratories, and the importance of the role of museums in our society.
Cardinal Lajolo is President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and President of the Governorate of Vatican City State, which oversees the thirteen Vatican Museums.
This lecture is presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with the The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums and The Basilica of Saint Mary.
Admission: $10, $5 museum members.
The Apostle Peter, Rome’s first bishop, went to Rome nearly 2,000 years ago. His death and burial on Vatican Hill led to the building there of two basilicas. Learn why the basilicas were built and how the Vatican developed into the diplomatic, spiritual, and cultural center and independent city-state it is today.
MAY 21 (FRI) Reception at the Embassy of the Holy See
His Excellency Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, welcomes you to the beautiful Embassy of the Holy See, which was inspired by the Roman palazzos of the Renaissance. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are served and participants are welcome to bring their cameras.
MAY 22 (SAT) Seminar
Archbishop Sambi discusses his diplomatic role in the U.S. and answers questions.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Apostle Peter in Rome
The archaeological evidence of Peter’s death and burial in Rome. Why and how did Constantine construct the first St. Peter’s Basilica?
11:45 to 1 p.m. The Building of the Second St. Peter’s Basilica
Why Renaissance popes wanted to tear down the original St. Peter’s. The building and decoration of the second basilica, infighting among the architects; the “escape route” to the Castel Sant'Angelo.
1 to 2 p.m. Lunch
Participants provide their own lunch.
2 to 3:15 p.m. What Is the Vatican City-State?
How did the Vatican city-state come to be in 1929, with its own railway station, post office, bank, radio station, newspaper, police department, and Swiss Guards? How does it function today?
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Treasures of the Vatican
The priceless art, from the Apollo of the Belvedere to Michelangelo’s Pieta. The Vatican Library and Archives.
Fr. John Vidmar, O.P., is an associate professor of theology, Providence College. Fr. Joseph Fox, O.P., is a prior at St. Dominic’s Priory, Washington, D.C., and professor and vice president for advancement at the Dominican House of Studies. In Rome, he was bureau chief of the personnel office of the Holy See.
No ticket sales at the door. Limited side-street parking available near the Embassy. Business attire.
Participants must bring a valid government-issued photo ID to the Embassy.