In London opened an exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of the execution of the Romanovs

© Photo : Public DomainИмператор Nicholas II and his family. Archive photoIn London opened an exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of the execution of the Romanovs© Photo : Public Domain

Wheelchair Tsarevich Alexei, maternity dress, which bore, through the son, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, road pharmacy Romanovs, the last Faberge egg made for the Royal family, and «family tree» hemophilia in the descendants of Queen Victoria can be seen on the opening Friday of the exhibition in the London science Museum.

Plans to hold an exhibition of «the Last king: blood and revolution» Museum announced July 17 – the day of the century the tragic death of the last Russian Tsar and his family. The authors of the exhibition aim to show what is the role of science and medicine in the life of the Russian Emperor and his family, and after death, in the investigation of its circumstances. The exhibition tells of attempts to treat hemophilia suffered the heir to the throne Tsarevich Alexei, and the problems with the health of the Queen.

«We had to hold this exhibition in this year, because a substantial part of it devoted to the investigation of the murder of the Tsar and his family. In the current difficult political conditions to organize the exhibition turned out to be, oddly enough, much easier than usual. We have a special relationship with the Russian museums, many Museum Directors are my close personal friends, and is the Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky and the head of Moscow Kremlin Museums Elena Gagarina. We firmly believe that in such a difficult time as it is now, it is important to do more such projects, not less. Yes, I was already an expert on the incredibly complex Russian legal system, but the mutual support of the museums was awesome, all problems were resolved very quickly», — he told, answering questions from RIA Novosti about the process of preparation for the show, which he called a good example of «cultural diplomacy,» Museum Director Ian Blatchford.

Blatchford, said that the idea of spending «the Last king» originated in the preparation of the exhibition «the Astronauts» on the history of space exploration by the Soviet Union and Russia. The curator of the «Astronauts» came up with the idea to see what else is in the Museum collection associated with Russia. Then revealed the albums made by English teacher to the Imperial family. These albums displayed in public for the first time.

«In order to get many of the exhibits are from private collections, believe me, it took a lot of research work,» said Blatchford.

Among the exhibits are kept in private collections, we can note the chandelier from the Ipatiev house – the last refuge of the Royal family, which became for them fatal. Chandelier miraculously survived, was taken from Russia as a teacher of English Royal family Charles Sydney Gibbs and across China «went» to the UK, to the Gibbs memorial chapel in Oxford.

Research Institute of public health Semashko provided for the exhibition of another miraculously preserved exhibit: road pharmacy Romanovs, specially made for comfortable carriage in the train. It holds over 700 different drugs from a variety of diseases and ailments, many bottles have survived.

The exhibition tells of attempts to treat mental illness tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, over and over again giving birth of girls, and then learned about the deadly disease, the long-awaited heir: you can see the bottles of drugs «hysteria» and «neurasthenia» and learn about how it was perceived and treated neurological diseases in the beginning of the century.

The exhibition tells of attempts to treat the Tsarevich Alexei – both on the work of the physicians (for example, among the exhibits there are the x-ray machine), and about the search for the Royal family of alternative methods of treatment. A separate section is devoted to medical training older daughters of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna during the war.

A large section of the exhibition devoted to the death of the Royal family and the subsequent investigation. Visitors will be able to examine the physical evidence from the scene of the massacre, from dentures the court physician and the diamond earrings of the Queen to the bullet-riddled icon, and read the letters describing the terrible details of what happened on the night of July 17 tragedy.

On the question of RIA Novosti about the fact, showed the interest in the exhibition close relatives of the Romanovs, members of the British Royal family (husband of Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip at the time, gave blood, helped identify the remains of the Royal family), the Director of the Museum of science answered briefly.

«Several members of the Royal family will visit the exhibition on a private visit,» said Blatchford, refusing to say whom it referred.

The exhibition «the Last king: blood and revolution» opens September 21 and runs until March 24, 2019.

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