3 Ivan Kramskoy Portrait of Tsarina Maria Fyodorovna (wife of Tsar Alexander III) wearing a tiara, necklace and brooch of brilliant-cut diamonds, 1881


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Hermitage Amsterdam is the art exhibition center in a magnificent 17th century, UNESCO area landmark. Now on: 4 exhibitions, Jewels! The glitter of the Russian Court; Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century; Willem van Genk: WOEST; Panorama Amsterdam. Expected Summer/Fall: Tsars & knights. The Romanov Love Affair for Medieval Times.

Click here to download ZIP files containing the images and accompanying credits for current and future exhibitions at the Hermitage Amsterdam. Images can only be used free from royalties in the context of editorial content on exhibitions at the Hermitage Amsterdam. When using images, always quote the accompanying credits, the photographer’s name, and/or ‘State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg’.

Tsars & Knights

In the summer and autumn of 2020, the Hermitage Amsterdam presents a tale of tsars and knights.  An unexpected combination and a striking phenomenon. Nineteenth-century Europe saw a growing nostalgia for the Middle Ages. Also the Romanovs were fascinated by knights. Tsar Nicholas I collected display weapons and suits of armour and – to the fury of the French – Tsar Alexander III succeeded in acquiring a celebrated Parisian collection of medieval artworks. The two collections expanded considerably over time and are now world-famous. Top items are coming to Amsterdam specially for this exhibition.

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From 14 September 2019 until 15 March 2020, tens of thousands of precious gems will sparkle at the Hermitage Amsterdam. From agate to zirconium, almost every type of precious stone will be on display. They were turned into the most exquisite jewels and accessories, worn by Russian high society. Together with an abundance of richly decorated ball gowns, imperial costumes and majestic portraits, the jewels tell the personal stories and give a fascinating impression of over two centuries of fashion and jewellery. From Rococo, Empire and Romantic, to Art Nouveau. 

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2. Click here to download the images (portraits).
3. Click here to download the images (masterpieces).
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Background story
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Images from Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century

Thirty colossal, 17th century group portraits from the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum collections have been brought together for the first time ever in the Hermitage Amsterdam. These are the ‘brothers and sisters’ of the famous ‘Night Watch’ by Rembrandt van Rijn. 

Press releases and images for Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century

Images for the Outsider Art Museum

The Outsider Art Museum is the only museum in the Netherlands that shows leading art works by national and international Outsider Artists. Experience the extraordinary art made by individuals who, for the most part, are not formally trained as artists. 

Press releases and images for Outsider Art Museum.

Images for Panorama Amsterdam

In 2018 Panorama Amsterdam, City Time Lapse was opened at Hermitage Amsterdam. Featuring animations, historical images, films and images of paintings, this multimedia panorama offers visitors the chance to experience Amsterdam’s history. 

The images can only be published free from royalties and for the purposes of promoting Panorama Amsterdam. These images must be published with the mandatory accompanying credit: Photograph by Ilja Huner. If one or more of these images are used, a copy of the publication must be sent to the address below.

Photo Ilja Huner

Hermitage Amsterdam

Communication, Education & Marketing 
Martijn van Schieveen
P.O. box 11675 
1001 GR  Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
+31 (0)20 530 87 55 

The Hermitage Amsterdam is a private initiative. We are bona fide cultural entrepreneurs. This is largely made possible with the support of our sponsors. For a complete list of sponsors, see hermitage.nl.