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Hermitage Collections in the 19th Century


The tradition of collecting works of art, started during the reign of Catherine the Great, became the state policy of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her "Solitary little place" turned into a wonderful public museum, one of the best in Europe.


In the second half of the 19-th century the "public Museum of the New Hermitage", that already possessed one of the world best collections of the West-European art, built up new collections - of Antiquities and of Oriental Art, the Gallery of Jewellery and the Gallery of Peter I, and became famous in Europe.

 
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