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This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Russian History Museum’s current exhibition, Last Days of the Last Tsar.

Discover the fascinating story of a long-lost album containing remarkable photographs of Russia’s last imperial family. Coming to light during the filming of “Antiques Roadshow” in Wales, the 66 photographs in the Lintern Archive show Tsar Nicholas II and his family before the revolution and their life in exile in the Siberian city of Tobolsk. Many of the images have never been published and are new to scholars.

Event Timeline:

5 PM – 6 PM Last Days of the Last Tsar exhibition at the Russian History Museum open for self-guided touring
6 PM – 7 PM Lecture followed by Q&A

About the Speaker:

Nicholas B. A. Nicholson serves as Senior Vice President, Division Head of American & European Furniture & Decorative Arts. He also leads the English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts department at Freeman’s, which includes silver, objets de vertu, and Russian works of art. Nicholson is an expert on Russian works of art with more than 20 years of auction and art advisory experience. He was the American Curator of the blockbuster exhibition “Jewels of the Romanovs: Treasures from the Russian Imperial Court” and is a popular lecturer on Russian topics.


The Russian History Museum is located on the grounds of the historic Holy Trinity Monastery. Free parking is available at the main monastery parking lot in front of the church and bell tower.



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