At the Russian Court Palace and Protocol in the 19th Century

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June 19th 2009 the greatly expanded Hermitage Amsterdam was opened by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and president Medvedev of Russia.

They visited the opening exhibition and attended a concert on a floating stage on the river Amstel.

 

June 20th 2009 the inaugural exhibition was opened for the public and I went to see it.

 

Walking from the Central Station (about 20-25 minutes to walk, but you can easily catch a tram) I ended up in a, by police, closed street. The Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende was hosting the Russian president Medvedev in the official residence of the burgomaster (the mayor) of Amsterdam. There were more Russian and Dutch ministers attending. I could not get very close, but it was fun to see the security and so on.

 

Visiting the Hermitage was very nice. It’s not allowed to take photos at the exhibition, but you can see some pictures and find a lot more information on: www.hermitage.nl

 

For this exhibition the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (Russia) is loaning hundreds of ball gowns, portraits, furniture , jewellery and precious stones.

Together telling the story of a dazzling and brilliant court in the 19th Century.

Vlindeke says:
Hallo Wim, ga je naar St. Petersburg? Dat is echt super daar! Zie eventueel mijn blog van september 2008.
De tentoonstelling in Amsterdam vond ik zeer de moeite waard, maar natuurlijk veel, veel kleiner dan wat er in de 'grote' Hermitage te zien is.
Posted on: Jul 18, 2009
Vlindeke says:
Joke, hebben we bij deze een dagje Amsterdam afgesproken voor als jij in NL bent :-)))
Posted on: Jul 16, 2009
benjoke says:
Staat op mijn lijstje als ik weer naar Nederland kom.
Misschien kunnen we een keer samen Ineke lijkt me heel gezellig. Vindt het altijd weer leuk in Amsterdam te zijn. Heb jaren gewerkt in Amsterdam
op het Rokin bij de toen Amro Bank. is inmiddels al weer bijna 40 jaar geleden.

Groetjes Joke
Posted on: Jul 16, 2009
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