There is great news! We are happy to inform you that on May 29, 2016 Faberge Museum celebrated the 170th birthday jubilee of the famous Russian jeweler. The agenda of the event was really active. The museum prepared so many pleasant surprises for the birthday of Carl Faberge – recently the museum has been open for individual visitors all day long, still the guided museum tours are held according to the previous schedule. At the same time the museum began arranging boat tours. Boats with Faberge logos depart every day from the mooring that is opposite the central museum entrance. The route “Saint-Petersburg in Faberge times” passes the places connected with the life and work of the jeweler, and palaces of his famous customers – the members of the imperial family, aristocracy and well-known art figures. The first guests entered the boat and attended the tour on May 29, 2016.
In the museum itself a lot of different activities took place. Museum visitors were offered to make special route tasks devoted to the life and traditions of aristocratic Saint-Petersburg in the end of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th centuries. Following the route visitors got to know many things about the high society including what present was smart enough to be liked by Carl Faberge himself.
Wooden eggs painting master classes were held in Walnut Sitting Roomof Faberge Museum the whole day – everyone was offered a chance to try to make his own Easter masterpiece. In the museum cafe favorite food of Faberge were made. He was a well-known food lover and preferred Russian and Baltic cuisines.
This very active day was finished with an open lecture “Carl Faberge and how he influenced European jeweler’s art of the 20th century”. Willa Tillander – a well-known researcher, a specialist in pre-revolutionary jeweler’s art history, the author of many books and the member of Faberge Museum Expert Committee – told the visitors how Carl Faberge influenced his contemporaries – Cartier, Boucheron, Chaumet companies, and the way he still inspires designers and jewelers nowadays.