A new exhibit at the Royal Alberta Museum provides a glimpse into the lost opulence of Imperial Russia.
The Tsars’ Cabinet, which opened Oct. 6, contains dazzling porcelains and superb decorative arts that reflect the private and public splendour of the life of the Romanovs, absolute monarchs who used such lavish spending to reveal the glory and might of the Russian empire.
The collection, which is on until Jan. 2, contains many pieces from curator and collector Kathleen Durdin, who helped develop the traveling exhibition.
The museum, at 12845 102 Avenue, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $11 for adults, $28 for families, $8 for seniors, $7 for students and $5 for youth.