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A Journey to the Orient. Otto Friedrich von Richter’s (1791–1816) Trips and Collection

A Journey to the Orient. Otto Friedrich von Richter’s (1791–1816) Trips and Collection

Time: 27.05.17–01.10.17  10:00–17:00
Location: Kadriorg Art Museum

This exhibition, which was organised in collaboration with the University of Tartu Art Museum, focuses on ancient Egypt. A close examination will be made of the Egyptian craze that struck Europe in the late 18th century. The Egyptian mummies, which are unique in the Baltic countries and Finland, and knowledge of the culture of ancient Egypt arrived at the University of Tartu in the early 19th century as the legacy of Otto Friedrich von Richter (1791–1816), a young Baltic German orientalist and traveller. The exhibition is supplemented by works from the Art Museum of Estonia and other Estonian collections that are Egyptian-themed and inspired by the cultural legacy of Egypt.

The exhibition was organised in collaboration with the University of Tartu Art Museum.

Karl August Senff. Portrait of Orientalist Otto Friedrich von Richter. After 1816. Art Museum of Estonia