Lecture and Exhibit on Imperial Coronation Albums

NEW YORK, NY - At 7 o'clock on Tuesday, October 11th, Kristen Regina of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a lecture exploring the sumptuous albums published to document the pomp and pageantry of Russian imperial coronations. The lecture is titled “Portrait of a Dynasty: The Coronation Albums of the Romanovs.” These volumes were lavishly illustrated with depictions of the coronation ceremony, processions, official dinners and balls, banquet menus, public celebrations and imperial regalia. Coronation albums offer a fascinating portrait of the Romanov dynasty and how rulers wanted to be viewed.

The lecture will be supplemented by an exhibition of objects relating to the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, including his coronation album, from the collection of the Foundation of Russian History in Jordanville, NY. This year marks the 120th anniversary of Nicholas II’s coronation. Menus and concert programs from the Russian Nobility Association archive, which is held at the Foundation of Russian History, will be among the objects on view.

This event is organized by the Russian Nobility Association in America to benefit the Prince Alexis Scherbatow Scholarship Fund.


About the Lecturer: 
Kristen Regina is the Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Until 2015, she was the Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C., where she curated the 2013 exhibition Pageant of the Tsars: The Romanov Coronation Albums. Ms. Regina has written and lectured extensively on Russian art and art librarianship.

Tuesday, October 11 at 7 PM

The George F. Baker, Jr. House,
75 East 93rd Street at Park Avenue
New York, New York

$40 per person; $65 per couple; $15 for students

Contact Roberta Maged at  973-564-7555, ext. 205