18th century, exhibitions

Catherine the Great Exhibition in Scotland

If you can get to Scotland, check out the Catherine the Great exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.  It looks fabulous for those interested in the 18th century in general, plus looking through the image gallery, it includes at least four costumes:  one of Catherine’s uniform dresses, two men’s suits, and a 1780s Russian court ensemble.  For those of us who can’t go in person, the museum has some interesting-sounding podcasts on Catherine herself and as a collector.

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  • Reply Makenzie August 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I saw this last month and it was so amazing! I only got to glance, we were on one of those force march school tours, but I can say it is totally worth seeing.

    • Reply kendra August 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Cool! I actually saw what I think was a version of this exhibit about 15 years ago in Italy… all I really remember was Catherine’s uniform dresses, and the fact that she (like Queen Victoria) was REALLY short and REALLY wide.

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