20 October 2016
Press Office of the Amber Museum
Lecture "Collection of jewellery and precious stones of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution" takes place within the lecture series "Jewellery Encyclopedia" in the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum on 20 October at 18.30. It will be held by the museum's deputy director for research, art expert, candidate of pedagogical sciences Irina Toropova.
Visitors of the exposition of precious stones and minerals in the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC) are welcomed with the following words: "Born by time, heat and pressure, minerals and gemstones fascinate us with their colours, forms and variety". The museum collection of minerals and precious stones includes over 126 million showpieces.
The world biggest museum founded in 1910 familiarizes with the beauty of earth interior materials as in natural state, so in the changed by human one – faceted forms and jewellery. The collection also includes historical stones and adornments. Among them: the legendary blue Hope Diamond, the yellow Oppenheimer Diamond, the Hooker Emerald, the Logan Sapphire, jewellery of the French monarchs, works made of rare stones by the famous jewellery houses and independent artists – "Cartier", "Chanel", "Van Cleef & Arpels", "Faberge", Cindy Chao, Wallace Chan…
Ticket price to the lecture including visit of all Amber Museum's expositions on any day of the current month:
for adults – 200 RUB;
for students – 100 RUB;
for schoolchildren – 80 RUB.
Inquiries: 466-888, 538-219.
The event is accessible for people with limited health abilities.