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Hermitage collaborates with the Museum of London after a break from the State Russian Museum |  Currently

Hermitage collaborates with the Museum of London after a break from the State Russian Museum | Currently

Hermitage Amsterdam, which cut ties with the Russian State Hermitage Museum in March, is embarking on a new path. The museum announced Monday that the first step is to collaborate with the National Portrait Gallery in London.

This collaboration is part of a series of international collaborations that Hermitage Amsterdam is entering into. It’s about the exhibition Love Stories – Art, Passion and TragedyShows a selection of photographs from the Museum’s collection in London.

The National Portrait Gallery in London has been closed for renovation, so the paintings can be displayed elsewhere.

It is about all kinds of works that depict love. This shows how love and desire form a portrait. Portraits of Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Victoria, David Beckham, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh (pictured), Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas are on display.

The Hermitage in Amsterdam severed relations with the Russian Museum of the same name in March due to the war in Ukraine. Since the museum in Amstel displayed art from the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, an exhibition on the Russian avant-garde had to close prematurely.

The museum is currently orienting itself on a new path. They had previously received famous works by, among others, Vermeer and Rembrandt on loan. exhibition love storieswhich runs from September 17, 2022 to January 8, 2023, will be the first international collaboration after separating from the State Museum.

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