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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

V&A presents Treasures of the Royal Courts

10th January 2013

The Victoria & Albert Museum is presenting a new event that will focus on the development of trade between Britain and Russia.

In a major exhibition, the museum will look at the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I to Ivan the Terrible and the early Romanovs to understand the unique cultural relationship that existed between the two nations.

More than 150 items will be included in the show and highlight the immense wealth of the two countries' royalty.

Visitors staying at central London hotels will be able to see a wide selection of furniture, jewellery, textiles and other luxury goods, including a rarely shown portrait of Elizabeth, the celebrated Barbor jewel, a pendant of enamelled gold with an onyx cameo of Elizabeth I, a hand-coloured map of Muscovy and Shakespeare’s First Folio.

Martin Roth, the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, said: "This exhibition tells us about Britain’s longstanding relationship with Russia as well as highlighting similarities of diplomacy and exchange between both countries - then and today.

"Our partnership with the Kremlin Museums continues this association and we are delighted to bring together such extraordinary treasures from both museums."

The show will run from March 9th to July 14th and admission costs £8, with concession discounts available.

Visitors will find the Victoria & Albert Museum is a short walk from South Kensington London Underground station, which is on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines lowercase. Visitors can also opt for a slightly longer walk from Knightsbridge London Underground station on the Piccadilly Line.


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