Kremlin Gold: 1000 Years of Russian Gems & Jewels


Kremlin Gold: 1000 Years of Russian Gems & Jewels was on display at the Houston Musuem of Natural Science from April 15 through Sept. 4, 2000.

Featuring over 350 jeweled treasures from the world-renowned collections of the Kremlin Museums in Moscow, this exhibition presented an historical overview of the development of metallurgy, gems and jewelry for use by the Church and the Russian royal family.  Beginning with gold work discovered in an archaeological site in the heart of the Kremlin of Old Moscow, and tracing the history of Russia for 1000 years, this traveling exhibition included important works by Carl Fabergé and other imperial jewelers working within the walls of the Moscow Kremlin.   This exhibition was organized by the HMNS and traveled to The Field Museum before returning to Moscow.

 

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