Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great

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The legacy of Catherine the Great (1729-1796) is celebrated and reflected in the Masterpieces from The Hermitage now on show at the National Gallery of Victoria

Hermitage Masterpieces at NGV: Treasures of the World Part 2

Hermitage Masterpieces at NGV: Treasures of the World Part 2

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A lively portrait in marble of French philosophe Voltaire by Marie-Anne Collot, on display at the NGV, reflects his ideal of progress we inherently follow today

Hermitage Masterpieces at NGV: Treasures of the World Part 1

Hermitage Masterpieces at NGV: Treasures of the World Part 1

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Carolyn McDowall The Culture Concept Circle highlights great works of art in the exhibition at the NGV showcasing Catherine the Great’s arts and cultural legacy

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Empress Catherine the Great of Russia’s fine collection of art works that founded the Hermitage museum St Petersburg is coming to Melbourne 31 July – 8 Nov 2015

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Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great at the NGV will showcase 500 + works from The Hermitage Museum from 31 July – 8 November 2015