2016 June: Russian Summer Ball in London

21st Russian Summer Ball       11 June 2016

The Patrons and Committee invite you
to the 21st Annual Russian Summer Ball under the patronage of
Their Highnesses Prince and Princess Dimitri of Russia
Her Highness Princess Olga of Russia
His Highness Prince Rostislav of Russia

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation His Excellency Alexander Yakovenko


On 11th June 2016, for the second consecutive year, the historic Lancaster House, St. James’s, London, will open its doors to old and new friends. The places at dinner are limited to 150 guests and for the after dinner reception to another 100

Guest of Honour: Her Highness Princess Olga of Russia

All funds raised will go to RusFond UK, a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1151840). This year proceeds will go towards treatment of Veronika Panova, age 9, who has a rare systemic vascular disease. More information at www.russiansummerball.com

2016 April: Empress and the Gardener Exhibition Hampton Court

 THE EMPRESS & THE GARDENER – 28 April to 4 September
Exhibition of drawings from The State Hermitage Museum at Hampton Court Palace

Empress Catherine the Great dreamed of having an English Garden in St Petersburg. She purchased two albums of watercolours of Hampton Court Palace gardens and its surrounding parks which she used as inspiration while designing her 'English Garden' at Peterhof.
These albums lay forgotten for 200 years in the Hermitage archive but have been rediscovered and will go on show for the first time at Hampton Court Palace.

The Hermitage Foundation UK is also publishing these historic albums on behalf of the Hermitage Museum




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.