Fabergé’s Ties To The English Crown


April 29, 2017
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HMNS has been a whilwifnd of activity for the past few months in preparation for our new Fabergé exhibit. Regular visitors to the museum might be surprised to hear this. After all, we’ve been displaying the Dorothy and Artie McFerrin Fabergé Collection at HMNS for years. What could possibly be so different about this new, third iteration?

Matchstick holder. One of more than 500 objects on display in our new Faberge Gallery. Its rough sandstone body allowed matches to be stuck against it. Its ruby eyes were just really pretty.

Well, instead of trying to explain it myself; explain the more than 100 new objects, the state-of-the-art new lighting system and digital display systems, the temporary loan from the Royal Collection Trust, I will let the creators of the exhibit regale to you stories of their trials and achievements in their own words in a small series of behind-the scenes videos.

Today we will have Caroline de Guitaut, Senior Curator at the Royal Collection Trust, discuss the English Royal Family’s ties to the House of Fabergé.

Authored By Chris Wells

Adventure is my middle name. Well… actually it’s French. Literally, it’s Christopher French Wells. But the spirit of adventure lives in me, and has always inspired me to go out and seek new experiences. I’ve traveled to Europe, Mexico and South America, as well as few places in the U.S. I’ve seen different places with different cultures, learned some things about humanity and about myself in particular. My goal is to lend my unique perspective, carved out of my own triumphs and tragedies, fears and fancies encountered during my years of college and international travel, to the other great voices of this blog. Hopefully to the enjoyment of our readers…


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