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Special Programmes for "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Tsar of All Russia. Holiness and Splendour of Power"

Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge.

Live streaming will be available on Hong Kong Heritage Museum YouTube Channel.

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"The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Tsar of All Russia. Holiness and Splendour of Power" Lecture Series

Lecture (I): The Splendour of the Tsar's Court. Court Workshops and Treasuries

The subject of the lecture is the activities of the Kremlin court workshops in the 17th century. The craftsmen of the Armoury, the Gold and Silver Chambers and the Stable Chancellery workshops created the state regalia, religious ornaments, parade weapons and armour, precious vessels and jewellery, and ornate works of horse tack – all attributes of the most important state ceremonies, constituting the most valuable treasures of the Russian Tsars. The image of the splendour of the Russian court owes its existence to the remarkable activities of these workshops. This brilliant and eclectic image maintained a firm link with historical traditions, while freely taking from all the very finest, brightest and most interesting that both East and West had to offer.

Date 29 May 2021 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Dr Sergey Orlenko (Head of the Arms and Armour Sector, Curator of Arms, Armour and Artillery, Moscow Kremlin Museums), and Dr Ekaterina Kogut (Head of the Middle-East Art Sector, Curator of Tsar's Stables Treasury, Moscow Kremlin Museums)
Enrolment A maximum of 230 participants* on a first-come-first-served basis. No registration is required.
Remarks The programme is conducted in Russian with consecutive interpretation in English.
* The number of audience members may vary in accordance with the latest social-distancing measures.

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Lecture (II): Russian Art 101

Byzantine culture had a profound and long-lasting impact on Russian civilisation. From the 10th to the 18th centuries, before the Europeanisation advocated by Tsar Peter the Great, Russian art was dominated by the Byzantine style and motifs through the ages. One significant result of this was the development of icon painting.

Russia's vast territory led to a complex relationship with Western European and Near Eastern countries, which also had a considerable influence on Russian culture. The treasured collections of the Moscow Kremlin Museums demonstrate how the masters of the Kremlin Workshops employed foreign artistic styles and skills to create an extraordinary exquisite imperial legacy of Russia.

Date 19 June 2021 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Dr Tang Man-leung, Curator(Art), Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Enrolment A maximum of 230 participants* on a first-come-first-served basis. No registration is required.
Remarks * The number of audience members may vary in accordance with the latest social-distancing measures.

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Lecture (III): Learn about Russia Today through Music and Images

You may have heard of famous Russians from the past, such as Tchaikovsky, Kandinsky and Tolstoy, or come across their works. However, how much do you know about current Russian masters of music, fine art, film and literature? Our guest speaker, who has sojourned in Russia for many years, will guide participants to explore the lives of present-day Russians of different age groups, through the appreciation of artworks of the Tsardom period, posters from the Soviet period, and contemporary Russian art, such as visual arts, photography, popular music and film.

Date  10 July 2021 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Mr Yeung Lap-ming (Author of "Stepping Inside a Foreign Land – Russia")
Enrolment A maximum of 230 participants* on a first-come-first-served basis. No registration is required.
Remarks * The number of audience members may vary in accordance with the latest social-distancing measures.

 

Real-Time Online Guided Tour

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"The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Tsar of All Russia. Holiness and Splendour of Power" Exhibition

Although you cannot travel abroad this year, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum can take you through a special exhibition from the Moscow Kremlin Museums, providing you with a glimpse of the precious exhibits from the comfort of home.

A new online guided tour will set off at 12:00 noon on 13 July 2021 (Tuesday). Our Museum curator will guide you on a visit to the "Tsar of All Russia. Holiness and Splendour of Power" exhibition. The tour will introduce exquisite court treasures exhibited in Hong Kong for the very first time, including staffs, holy relics, harnesses, weapons, articles from foreign diplomats, ornaments of queens, and toys of princes, selected from the splendid collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums. The audience can learn about the monarch coronation ceremony, ceremonial departures, military power, diplomacy and royal life in Russia from the 16th to 18th centuries and experience the sovereign power of the Russian court in the period of the Tsar of All Russia. Stay tuned!

Date  13 July 2021 (Tuesday)
Time 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Speaker Dr Tang Man-leung, Curator(Art), Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Language Cantonese
Format Live streaming on Hong Kong Heritage Museum YouTube Channel
Tour Fee Free

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Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Moscow Kremlin Museums
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Moscow Kremlin Museums
Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

The Museum makes no representations on the content of the programme. Programmes are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice. For the special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.