Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts
See Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts Collection Like Never Before
After an international tour, VMFA’s renowned collection of Fabergé returns to the museum this fall. Five new galleries have been prepared to showcase 280 Fabergé objects and other Russian decorative arts. The galleries feature both innovative displays and a range of interactive components designed to inform, engage, and delight.
Since 1947, when Lillian Thomas Pratt donated a large selection of Fabergé objects to the museum, they have continued to enchant visitors. This spectacular Fabergé collection—the largest public collection outside of Russia—includes five of the 52 Russian imperial Easter eggs created by the St. Petersburg firm led by jeweler Karl Fabergé (1846–1920).
“The largest public collection outside of Russia…”
Organized by material, the galleries feature gold and silver objects, jewelry, enamels, hardstones, and icons. The central domed gallery showcases the imperial Easter eggs and is designed to allow visitors to view each egg from every angle.