Dashkova Medals Viewing - Part of Dashkova Day at the Queen's Gallery

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Main Library, University of Edinburgh

30 George Square

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EH8 9LJ

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As part of Dashkova Day at the Queen's Gallery, a selection of Dashkova medals will be shown from the University of Edinburgh's collection.

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In conjunction with the Dashkova Day event at the Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre is delighted to present to the public a viewing of the renowned Dashkova medals, which are held in the collection of the University of Edinburgh.

In 1777 Princess Ekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova Dashkova arrived in Scotland with her son Paul (Pavel Mikhailovich Dashkov). Her son immediately began studies at the University of Edinburgh, and shortly after the Princess presented to the university a collection of Russian commemorative medals to mark the occasion of the graduation of Paul as a Master of Arts.

The medals, over 150 in number and all made of copper, portray the most diverse themes. Some of the medals show rulers of Russia, military figures, statesmen and events of the reign of Peter the Great. Others mark events such as coronations, accessions, marriages and deaths of Russian rulers. Imperial institutions are also commemorated, as are cities and buildings of the Russian Empire. Every medal is executed with meticulous attention to detail, demonstrating an exquisite level of craftsmanship.

This is a rare opportunity to view a highlight selection of these special medals, which are, otherwise, not on public display.

The tour will also take place at 4 pm on the day. If you prefer a later time slot, please visit the following Eventbrite page to make a booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dashkova-medals-viewing-part-of-dashkova-day-at-the-queens-gallery-tickets-70512900985.

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Main Library, University of Edinburgh

30 George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9LJ

United Kingdom

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