Visiting St Petersburg? Here are our recommendations for exhibitions at the Hermitage
Nineteenth-century German and Austrian Paintings from the Mansion of Baron Alexander von Stieglitz until 31 December 2017
Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens. From the Museo Egizio, Turin 16 June 2017 – 10 January 2018
Just adore this one, with a fascinating array of books, pamphlets and posters, including this 1917 guide to the now-no-longer-imperial Hermitage.
Nineteenth-century German and Austrian Paintings from the Mansion of Baron Alexander von Stieglitz
until 31 December 2017
Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens. From the Museo Egizio, Turin
16 June 2017 – 10 January 2018
Stars of one of the most important collections of Egyptian antiquities outside Egypt.
The Valley of the Queens is a dried-up river mouth on the west bank at Thebes that was used for burials of members of the royal family and their court at the time of the New Kingdom (1550–1069 BC). Around 100 tombs were carved out, mainly for queens and princes of the Ramesside period (19th and 20th dynasties, 1292–1077 BC). These tombs take the form of a succession of rectangular rooms leading to the burial chamber, where the body of the queen or prince was interred in a stone sarcophagus. The rich pictorial decoration on the walls of these tombs illustrates some of the stages in the deceased’s journey to eternal life and meeting with the gods.
The exhibition centres around Queen Nefertari, Great Royal Spouse of Ramesses II.
Salon de musique and other paintings by Piero Pizzi Cannella
20 May – 15 October 2017
Porcelain Flowers by Vladimir Kanevsky
6 July – 1 October 2017