Exhibitions

Australia Tour, 1996
Australia Tour, 1996
Brussels Venue, 2005/6
Brussels Venue, 2005/6
 
Exhibitions
(See the Fabergé Research Newsletter, Spring and Summer 2021 for more information on each of these museum collections.)
 
Permanent
(Checking exhibition status in advance is advised.)
 
  • Baltimore, Maryland. Walters Art Museum – The two Imperial Faberge eggs in their collection are the 1901 Gatchina Palace Egg and the 1907 Rose Trellis Egg. Monograph by Margaret Kelly Trombly, et al. Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy for a 2017-18 exhibition published on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
     
  • Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland Museum of Art – Permanent collection features the India Early Minshall Collection including the 1915 Red Cross Triptych Egg.
     
  • Copenhagen, Denmark. Amalienborg Palace – Russian jewelry and Fabergé objects from the 1860-1917 with a focus on the close ties between the Danish and Russian monarchies are shown in the permanent Faberge chamber display.
     
  • Houston, Texas. Houston Museum of Natural Science
    Gem and Mineral Hall including the exhibition, Everyday Fabergé: The McFerrin Collection closed for remodeling – scheduled to reopen Fall 2023.

  • London, United Kingdom. Royal Collection of Queen Elizabeth II – Is one of the largest Fabergé collections with three Imperial Easter eggs: 1901 Basket of Flowers Egg, 1910 Colonnade Egg, 1914 Mosaic Egg, and one Kelch Egg (Twelve Panel Egg, 1899), all objects are described online. Temporary exhibitions feature small parts of the collection. Monograph by Caroline de Guitaut, Fabergé in the Royal Collection (2003) is available as a PDF. Research for a comprehensive catalog is underway.
     
  • Moscow, Russia. Fersman Mineralogical Museum – The article, Fabergé Lapidary by Marianna B. Chistyakova, a member of the museum’s staff, best describes the museum’s Fabergé collection. In 1925, Agathon Fabergé was persuaded to donate the personal gem collection of more than 200 polished gemstones once owned by his father, Carl Fabergé.
     
  • Moscow, Russia. Kremlin Armoury Museum – The museum treasures include 10 Imperial Easter Eggs which rarely travel: 1891 Memory of Azov Egg, 1899 Bouquet of Lilies Clock Egg, 1900 Trans-Siberian Railway Egg, 1902 Clover Leaf Egg, 1906 Moscow Kremlin Egg, 1908 Alexander Palace Egg, 1909 Standart Yacht Egg, 1910 Alexander III Equestrian Egg, 1913 Romanov Tercentenary Egg, and 1916 Steel Military Egg. Beautifully illustrated books with informative text by Tatiana Muntian of the museum’s staff describe the collection well.
     
  • New York City, New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Matilda Geddings Gray Fabergé Collection continues to be exhibited. The museum hopes to expand its website with video clips and other material to celebrate the collection and make details of these intriguing pieces more accessible. Included are the Lilies-of-the-Valley Basket, 1890 Imperial Danish Palaces Egg, 1893 Imperial Caucasus Egg, and 1912 Imperial Napoleonic Egg.
     
  • Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Five galleries show the Fabergé and Russian decorative objects of Lillian Thomas Pratt. The Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs are the 1896 Revolving Miniatures Egg, 1898 Pelican Egg, 1903 Peter the Great Egg, 1912 Tsarevich Egg, and 1915 Red Cross Portraits Egg. The Pratt Archives in the Freeman Library are a valuable resource for researchers.
     
  • St. Petersburg, Russia. Fabergé MuseumFifteen Easter Eggs include 10 Fabergé Imperial eggs: 1885 Hen Egg, 1894 Renaissance Egg, 1895 Rosebud Egg, 1897 Coronation Egg, 1897 Resurrection Egg, 1898 Lilies of the Valley Egg, 1900 Cockerel Egg, 1911 15th Anniversary Egg, 1911 Bay Tree Egg, and 1916 Order Saint George Egg, and for private collectors at the time – Kelch eggs: 1898 Hen Egg and 1904 Chanticleer Egg, Duchess of Marlborough Egg, etc. Visit their YouTube Channel, or see what is hidden inside the Fabergé Eggs, or take a 3D virtual tour.
     
  • St. Petersburg, Russia. Mining University Museum – A total of 20 Fabergé objects were obtained in 1927 from the Leningrad branch of the State Museum Fund, and bought by the museum in 1946. Several of them are illustrated in a press release by the museum.
  • St. Petersburg, Russia. State Hermitage Museum – Interesting virtual tour of the Fabergé Collection in the General Staff Building (#301302) features a permanent display of the Fabergé items, including the 1902 Rothschild Egg.
     
  • Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein National Museum – The Treasure Chamber displays more than 100 eggs from all over the world, some made by Carl Fabergé with the highlight of the 1901 Apple Blossom Egg.
     
  • Washington, DC. Hillwood, Estate, Museum & Gardens – Digital offerings for the Marjorie Merriweather Post Collection are Explore Hillwood from Home, Fabergé objects (a work in progress), two Imperial Easter Eggs: 1896 Twelve Monogram Egg and 1914 Catherine the Great Egg, and their comprehensive YouTube Channel with assorted Fabergé videos.
 
Temporary
(Exhibition dates change, checking in advance is advised.)
 
  • Brighton, United Kingdom. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
    November 2, 2021 – Ongoing
    Finding Fabergé

  • Polesden Lacey (Edwardian house and estate, near Dorking in Surrey, England, owned and run by the National Trust since 1942)
    April 25 – October 30, 2022, and March 1 – October 29, 2023
    Objets de Fantaisie: Fabergé and Cartier
    Mrs. Maggie Greville made purchases from the London Faberge branch of no fewer than 31 times, including a carving of Caesar, King Edward VII’s wire fox terrier, which she gave to Queen Alexandra after the King’s death. (2008 Publication about the Estate, Courtesy John Jenkins, UK)

  • Museum South East Denmark in Vordringburg, an hour south of Copenhagen by train.
    Blood and Diamonds (on view until October 23, 2022) Reproductions of lost French royal and Russian imperial jewelry based on the photographs and detailed descriptions in the original 1925 Fersman Portfolio. (Courtesy Katrina Warne, UK)

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