Splendour & Power: Imperial Treasures from Vienna
- Fitzwilliam Museum |
- 16 Aug 2011 – 8 Jan 2012
- Free to all.
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Beautifully crafted decorative pieces from the imperial house of Hapsburg, never before seen in the UK.
This unique selection of beautifully crafted jewellery, vessels and other objects made from gems, precious metals and stones will be coming to the Fitzwilliam Museum from the renowned 'Kunstkammer' collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.Giving a rare glimpse into the opulent world of the Hapsburg emperors, the exhibition's focus is upon artworks from the Late Renaissance and Mannerist period - the heyday of treasuries and 'cabinets of curiosities' - as well as from the 17th-century Baroque period. Many of the works on display belonged to Emperor Rudolph II - Holy Roman Emperor 1576-1612 - and Empress Maria Theresa, the only female Hapsburg ruler and the last of the House.
Free to all
Open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am until 5pm
Open Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12 noon until 5pm