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19 February 2018Art Treasures of St Petersburg
15 February 2018Visits to The Thistle Chapel and St Giles
18 January 2018Speculative Society, Old College, University of Edinburgh
09 November 2017A Reception at The Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square
23 October 2017A Private Visit to the Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow
19 October 2017Visit to The Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddle's Court, Lawnmarket
05 September 2017The Journey to Looking Good
08 June 2017Study Day at Penicuik House
22 May 2017Society Tour of Lincolnshire: Monday 22-Friday 26 May 2017
19 May 2017Walking Tours of the New Town Gardens
16 May 2017Walking Tours of the New Town Gardens
11 May 2017Walking Tours of the New Town Gardens
05 April 2017Broomhall Visit
21 February 2017Visit to Nomads Tent
21 February 2017Annual Society Lecture
17 January 2017Visit to Hamilton and Inches
05 December 2016Festive Event at Lyon & Turnbull Auction House
24 November 2016Visit to the City of Edinburgh Museum Collection
22 November 2016Visit to the City of Edinburgh Museums Collection
26 October 2016The New European Art and Design Galleries
06 October 2016Private Visit to Dalmeny House, South Queensferry
23 June 2016Midsummer Cocktail Party
24 May 2016Walking Tours of Royal Mile Gardens
16 May 20162016 Society Five day Tour to the West Midlands
03 May 2016Walking Tours of Royal Mile Gardens
21 April 2016The Library of Innerpeffray and Megginch Castle & Gardens
15 March 2016The Society Lecture - Patrick Geddes
17 February 2016The Scottish National Gallery Print Room
21 January 2016Visit to the Edinburgh Mosque

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Art Treasures of St Petersburg
Monday 19 February 2018

Art Treasures of St Petersburg will appeal to anyone who has ever wished to deepen his or her appreciation of Peter the Great' legendary capital.  We are, therefore, delighted that Dr Colin Bailey, art historian, former curator and university lecturer, has designed this bespoke tour for EDFAS members with the focal point being that museum without compare, the Hermitage, occupying six stately buildings on the banks of the River Neva, and its unsurpassed collections of Old Masters, 19th and 20th century canvasses.

We will commence our visit with an orientation tour of St Petersburg to include St Nicholas's Cathedral, the Strelka and a visit to the Log Cabin of Peter the Great.  Our stay will also feature visits to the State Russian Museum in the Mikhailovsky Palace, the recently opened Fabergé Musem and one day at the Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) just south of St Petersburg where the Catherine Palace was built by Rastrelli as a Baroque masterpiece for the Empress Catherine I before being remodelled during the reign of Catherine the Great.  We will then visit nearby Pavlovsk with its English park and Temple of Friendship.

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