From Constantinople to St Petersburg
Russian and Byzantine Luxuries
21 February 2009
Examine some of the artistic and cultural riches of the Russian and Byzantine empires, two of the most powerful empires in Christendom. This event accompanies Byzantium 330–1453 and the V&A's exhibition Magnificence of the Tsars: Ceremonial Men's Dress of the Russian Imperial Court, 1721–1917. Speakers examine Byzantine mosaics, Orthodox icons, illuminated manuscripts, Imperial court dress, jewellery and the celebrated Fabergé eggs. Speakers include Professor Liz James, David Buckton, Deirdre Murphy, Roja Dove and Tony Faber as well as Byzantium 330–1453 curator Professor Robin Cormack.
In association with the Victoria and Albert Museum.
V&A Lecture Theatre, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL; 10.30am–5pm; £45/£35 concessions (includes entry to both exhibitions); to book call 020 7942 2211