The "Faberg: Legacy of Imperial Russia", the largest exhibition of Russian artwork ever held in Hong Kong, is now entering its final week. The exhibition, which features various treasures of the Russian imperial court, has been well-received by the public. Those still wishing to appreciate the magnificent Russian art on display must visit the Hong Kong Heritage Museum before the exhibition closes on April 29.
A spokesperson for the Hong Kong Heritage Museum noted that the exhibition is the first in Hong Kong to display rare Russian artefacts on such a large scale. On loan from the collections of the Moscow Kremlin Museums and the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, many of the exhibits are treasures that once belonged to the great Russian tsars. Most spectacular are the four extraordinary Faberg Easter eggs, which are recognised today as artistic masterpieces.
The spokesperson said, "Peter Carl Faberg (1846–1920) was a highly distinguished artist of the late 19th century, and his creations were reputed for their superb workmanship and excellent quality. The most celebrated and awe-inspiring artworks were undoubtedly the jewelled Easter eggs that he made each year for the Russian imperial family.
"The four Easter eggs on display are the Memory of Azov, the Trans-Siberian Train, the Moscow Kremlin and the Constellation Tsarevich. They represent not only the height of Russian jewellery craftsmanship, but also reflect some important moments in Russia's history, including the country's last royal dynasty."
The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and co-organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Moscow Kremlin Museums and the Fersman Mineralogical Museum. Featuring some 200 pieces of jewellery and adornments that were created for the Russian imperial court, such as ecclesiastical objects, jewellery adornments and silverware, the exhibition showcases Russia's artistic and cultural achievements during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Guided tours of the exhibition are available. Conducted in Cantonese, the tours will take place in the exhibition gallery at 2pm on Thursdays, and at 11.30am and 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Advance booking is not required.
Standard admission tickets for the exhibition are priced at $20 (Thursday to Monday) and $10 (Wednesdays only). Full-time students, senior citizens and people with disabilities can enjoy half-price concession fees. Group tickets at $14 (Thursday to Monday) and $7 (Wednesdays only) are provided to groups of 20 persons or more.
The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin. It is open from 10am to 6pm on weekdays, and from 10am to 7pm on Saturday, Sundays and public holidays. The museum is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays).
Paid car parking is available at the museum. Those who prefer to use public transport should take the MTR Ma On Shan Line and get off at Che Kung Temple Station, which is about three minutes' walk from the museum.
For details of the exhibition, please visit the Hong Kong Heritage Museum's website at www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/eng/exhibitions/exhibition_details.aspx?exid=200. For enquiries, please call 2180 8188.
Ends/Sunday, April 21, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:00