The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Tsar of All Russia. Holiness and Splendour of Power
1/F Thematic Galleries 1, 2 & Function Place
29 May 2021 – 29 August 2021
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 exhibition comprises 170 sets of exquisite court treasures, meticulously selected from the splendid collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums to reveal the sovereign power in the period of the Tsar of All Russia.
The wide-ranging objects, including staffs, holy relics, harnesses, weapons, articles from foreign diplomats, ornaments of queens and toys of princes, illustrate the monarch's coronation ceremony, ceremonial departure, military power, diplomacy and royal life in Russia from the 16th to 18th centuries. Through a combination of church and imperial power, the political and cultural environment at that time created a successful monarchy.