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BRING YOUR SHADES: CATHERINE THE GREAT’S SILVER, GOLD, RARE GEMS, AND OTHER PRICELESS TREASURES LIGHT UP THIS LONDON EXHIBIT


She might have been known as Catherine the Just-So-So if not for her unbelievable art collection. High-tail it to TREASURES OF CATHERINE THE GREAT, a sparkling exhibit at the new Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House in London. You’ll behold the rich assortment of precious jewels, wrought silver, gold medals, and other priceless artifacts collected by the 18th-century Russian ruler. The exhibit paints an intimate portrait of the unhappily married Catherine, who accumulated the pieces for personal pleasure and as gifts for family and, yes, lovers. For more information, call 011-44-20-7413-3398 or visit www.hermitagerooms.com.