London, Moscow galleries switch pictures


London’s National Portrait Gallery as well as the Tret-yakov Gallery in Moscow are noting their 160th wedding anniversary this year. They have actually commemorated the occasion by switching several of their most priceless pictures.

The Russian Gallery has actually sent out pictures of vital Russian social numbers consisting of Leo Tolstoy as well as Fyodor Dosto-evsky to London, while the National Portrait Gallery has actually sent out paints of William Shakespeare and also some various other numbers to Moscow. Authorities state these 2 events in London and also Moscow create a vital social exchange for both organizations. Pictures from the Tret-yakov are hardly ever lent for international events.

London, Moscow museums swap portraits

London’s National Portrait Gallery and the Tret-yakov Gallery in Moscow are marking their 160th anniversary this year. They have celebrated the event by swapping some of their most precious portraits.



The Russian Gallery has sent portraits of important Russian cultural figures including Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dosto-evsky to London, while the National Portrait Gallery has sent paintings of William Shakespeare and some other figures to Moscow. Officials say these two exhibitions in London and Moscow form an important cultural exchange for both institutions. Portraits from the Tret-yakov are rarely loaned for foreign exhibitions. The portrait of Dosto-evsky was last seen in Britain in 19-59.