Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine and Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

The new exhibition Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine is on display. Also, you can visit the exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.

So you can visit two exhibitions in the Hermitage Amsterdam! A unique opportunity!
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Click here to go to the website of Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.
Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is a production of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum, in close cooperation with the Hermitage Amsterdam.

Descendants of Napoleon and the Romanovs meet at Hermitage Amsterdam

On Friday 27 March 2015 direct descendants of the Romanovs and Napoleon Bonaparte, Prince Dimitri Romanov and Count Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, were the guests of honour at the official opening of the exhibition Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine, A Story of Friendship, War and Art from the Hermitage. They unveiled a commemorative plaque in the Hermitage Amsterdam.

Photos Evert Elzinga

The Hermitage Amsterdam presents an exhibition on three historical giants:
Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine, a Story of Friendship, War and Art from the Hermitage

28 March – 8 November 2015

In 2015, as the Battle of Waterloo is commemorated throughout Europe, the Hermitage Amsterdam will turn the clock back to the decisive years that preceded Waterloo, the days of Napoleon Bonaparte and two exceptional and very different contemporaries: Tsar Alexander I, his friend and enemy, and Joséphine, the love of his life.

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Foto Evert Elzinga

Napoleon’s death mask arrives at Hermitage Amsterdam

French emperor’s ghost haunts Amsterdam once again

After arriving at the Hermitage Amsterdam, on 11 March, Napoleon’s iconic death mask was removed from its case and placed in the exhibition Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine, a Story of Friendship, War and Art from the Hermitage. It will be exhibited alongside more than 200 art treasures and historical objects at the Hermitage Amsterdam starting on 28 March 2015. This intriguing death mask, the first taken of Napoleon’s face, was made shortly after his death on the island of St Helena on 5 May 1821. It was produced by the Scottish army physician Archibald Arnott, who performed the autopsy after the emperor’s death. The mask came to the Hermitage in St Petersburg from the estate of Maximilian de Beauharnais, Duke of Leuchtenberg. Duke Maximilian married the Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna of Russia in 1839 and the couple lived next door to the Winter Palace for several years. It is assumed that he received the mask from his father, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais, Napoleon’s stepson.

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Dodenmasker van Napoleon. Sint-Helena, 6 mei 1821. Papier-maché (?), in een houten kistje met glas. Kist 45 x 35 x 20 cm
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Fotografie Janiek Dam

On display at Hermitage Amsterdam from 29 November 2014: Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

The exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age will open in Hermitage Amsterdam from 29 November 2014 until the end of 2016. The presentation features over thirty group portraits dating from the 17th century. These enormous paintings originate from the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum and are accompanied by other paintings and objects. Together they illustrate the story of collective citizenship that typifies the Netherlands. These "brothers and sisters" of the Night Watch are unique in the world and rarely seen due to their size. Thanks to a special partnership between the Amsterdam Museum, Rijksmuseum and Hermitage Amsterdam, these masterpieces will be visible to a large international audience.

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Left: Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy, Civic Guards from the Company of Captain Jan Claesz Vlooswijck, 1642, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 340 x 527 cm
Right: Jacob Backer, Civic Guards from the Company of Captain Cornelis de Graeff, 1642, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 367 x 511 cm .

Exhibition Programme
Hermitage Amsterdam

Portrait Gallery of the Golden AgeUntil 2016
Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine28 March – 8 November 2015
Spanish Art5 December 2015 – 22 May 2016

© State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg

Opening hours

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on 25 December 2014 and 27 April 2015
Open on 1 January 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The Hermitage Amsterdam is located on Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Photo Janiek Dam

More information:
+31 (0)20 530 74 88

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+31 (0)20 530 87 55

Thanks

Hermitage Amsterdam would like to thank:

Founder
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Sponsor
Partner Hermitage for Children
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Lost and found

Information about lost objects: verlorenvoorwerpen@hermitage.nl.