Working hours of the Moscow Kremlin Museums in the first ten-day period of January, 2014
Please pay attention to the information on the working hours of the Moscow Kremlin Museums during New Year holidays.
On December, 31, 2013 - the territory of the Moscow Kremlin and museums-cathedrals are open for visiting from 10:00 till 16:00. Exhibit sessions in the Armoury Chamber start at 10:00, 12:00, 14:30.
On January, 01, 2014 - the territory of the Moscow Kremlin and museums-cathedrals are open for visiting from 12:00 till 16:00. Exhibit sessions in the Armoury Chamber start at 10:00, 12:00, 14:30, 16:30.
On the 26th of December, 2013, and January, 02 and 09, 2014 - on Thursday - you are welcome to visit the Armoury Chamber.
On any other day of the period from December, 25, 2013 to January, 10, 2014 the Moscow Kremlin museums are open for visiting according to the usual schedule.
Entrance tickets to the Moscow Kremlin Museums can be purchased on the day of the visit to the Kremlin in the ticket offices located at the Kutafiya Tower and in the Aleksandrovsky Sad (the Aleksandrov Garden).
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Coronations and Anointing of Russian Tsars and Emperors at the Moscow Kremlin
For the first time in its history the Moscow Kremlin Museums host such a large-scale exposition arranged in the exhibition halls of the Assumption Belfry, One-Pillar Chamber and Cross Chamber of the Patriarch's Palace, the Patriarch's Palace's refectory and front anteroom. The grandiose project, supported by the famous Russian museums and archives, incorporates precious relics related to the Russian traditional coronation ceremonies and festivities carried out in the Moscow Kremlin. The exposition is divided into two sections, those of the first one is dedicated to the consecrations of Russian tsars in the Moscow Rus in the XVIth-XVIIth centuries and the second - to coronations in Russia during the XVIIIth–XIXth centuries. Composed of almost 400 items, from pieces of state regalia to rarely seen archival documents, photographs and etchings, the exhibition traces the history of coronation ceremonies in Russia throughout several centuries and explores peculiarities of solemn celebrations accompanying the Russian sovereigns' accession to the throne.
General partner of the project is "Vnesheconombank"
Silver legends of the Caucasus.
The Moscow Kremlin Museums provide support for the exhibition, being held by the State Historical Museum to mark the 85th Anniversary of Manaba Magomedova (1928-2013) - the Honoured Painter of Russia, People's Artist of the Republic of Dagestan. Having mastered to perfection the art of metal working this talented craftsman introduced innovative designs and techniques therefore contributed greatly to the development of the industry of jewellery making.
Eight precious artworks created by this celebrated artist are on loan to the Historical Museum from the Kremlin Armoury collection.
Dutch group portrait of the Golden Age from the Amsterdam Museum collection
The Moscow Kremlin Museums provide support for the exhibition in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, which is being held as a project within the cross-cultural collaborative programme timed to the Netherlands-Russia Year. The exposition explores the genre of group portraiture, peculiar to the Dutch painting of the Golden Age, through the XVIIth-century monumental canvases by the finest Amsterdam portrait painters from the Amsterdam museum. These masterpieces are rarely exposed outside the Netherlands therefore the exhibition is definitely worthy of visiting.
Six outstanding pieces of cold steel and firearms by Dutch craftsman of the XVIIth century are on loan to the Pushkin museum from the Moscow Kremlin Museums: two swords, a musket, rifle and a pair of pistols. The presented items reveal a high level of the firearms production in Holland and the real craftsmanship of the Dutch gunsmiths of the XVIIth century.
Russian diamonds in German crown
The Moscow Kremlin Museums participate in the international exhibition project carried out by the Landesmuseum Württemberg (Württemberg State Museum), Stuttgart, Germany. The exposition, intended to become a cultural event celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the House of Romanovs, explores the centuries-old history of the close diplomatic, cultural and dynastic relations between the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Württemberg. The first act of mutual recognition between the countries occurred in 1776 when Grand Prince and later Emperor Paul I married Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg, who converted to the Russian Orthodox Church, took the name Maria Fyodorovna and gave birth to Russian Emperors Alexander I and Nicholas I.
Nine masterpieces were loaned by the Moscow Kremlin Museums, most part of which served as personal belongings of the Empress Maria Fyodorovna. The exposed collection includes a corsage and a train of the coronation dress, shoes, a medallion - badge of the Order of St. Catherine, the cross of the Maltese Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, a snuffbox, enchased with designs by the Empress herself.
Dear visitors! You are welcome to make a visit to a virtual exhibition "Wooden Sculpture in the Moscow Kremlin’s Fund", which is to introduce a remarkable collection of masterpieces of wooden church sculpture from the Moscow Kremlin museums' funds. The collection includes carved artworks of various types, i.e. statues of saints, relief icons, sculpture for iconostasis, small carved icons, crosses and icon with foldable side flaps of the period from the XVth to the early XXth century.