2016 March: Age of Giorgione, Hermitage Loan to London

IN THE AGE OF GIORGIONE– 12 March to 5 June
The Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD

A fascinating exhibition which illustrates the influences that shaped the work of many of the most celebrated names in Renaissance art.  At the beginning of the sixteenth century, although Bellini was still the leading artist, a younger generation that included Titian and Giorgione was emerging. Masterpieces by Giorgione, including Virgin and Child in a Landscape from the Hermitage Museum, will be displayed alongside works by Giovanni Bellini, Albrecht Durer, Titian, Sebastiano del Piombo and Lorenzo Lotto.


2016 March: Botticelli Reimagined, Hermitage Loan to London

Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

This exhibition explores the many ways artists and designers from the Pre-Raphaelites to the present day have responded to the artistic legacy of Sandro Botticelli, assembling 150 works from around the world, including St Jerome in Penitence and St Dominic Preaching from the State Hermitage Museum. 


St Dominic                                  St Jerome

Botticelli Reimagined will be the largest Botticelli exhibition in Britain since 1930. Including painting, fashion, film, drawing, photography, tapestry, sculpture and print, the exhibition will explore the myriad of ways that artists and designers have reinterpreted Botticell.  It will include over 50 original works by Botticelli, alongside works by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.

2016 January: James Dawnay is new Chairman of Hermitage Foundation UK

James Dawnay succeeded Brian Allen as Chairman of the Hermitage Foundation UK at the start of 2016. Dr Allen, former Director of The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, remains a valued trustee.

James Dawnay has combined a career in banking with a devotion to the arts. Formerly a director of SG Warburg, James is currently chairman of CCLA Investment Management. He was a trustee of the National Galleries of Scotland for eight years, is a trustee of the Penicuik House Preservation Trust and chairman of the Biggar Museum Trust. The Biggar Museum was opened by the Princess Royal in October, leaving James free to turn his attention to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.