A delegation from the Ducal Palace of Mantua (Palazzo Ducale di Mantova) visited our Museum on March 13th.
Director Peter Assmann of Palazzo Ducale (see below, leftmost) was accompanied by deputy director Renata Casarin (below, middle), as well as by Mr Johannes Ramharter (below, rightmost), Director of the Vienna-based cultural management organization Ponte, and Ms Ulla Keino (below, second from right), Chairman of the Board for UK Art OY Ltd. They were greeted by Director Olga V. Taratynova of Tsarskoye Selo (below, second from left).
Our guests enjoyed the gala rooms of the Catherine Palace and the permanent display of pieces from the imperial arms collection, co-opened with the State Hermitage at the Arsenal pavilion in August 2016. They discussed with the Museum a possible exhibition showcasing the history of the former tsars’ residence and the highlights of our collections at Palazzo Ducale in 2018 and possible Italian exhibition projects at Tsarskoye Selo.
Built during 1290–1708 as the residence of the Gonzaga family in Mantua, the Ducal Palace museum complex now occupies 34,000 m2 and includes around 500 rooms showing historic interiors and temporary displays, such as that of Albrecht Dürer’s engravings currently brought from the Albertina Art Museum in Vienna.