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MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. The reknown Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and London’s National Gallery will exchange exhibitions of portraits of famous figures of state, scientists and cultural figures during 2016, director of the British Council in Russia Michael Bird told a TASS news conference on Wednesday.
"Two world-famous museums celebrate the 160th anniversary of their foundation. To mark the event, cross exhibitions of masterpieces from the collections of these museums will be held and the British Council will prepare a separate educational programme with lectures," he said.
Media reports say visitors to the exhibition in Moscow will see portraits painted between the rule of Elizabeth I and Victoria while London viewers will see paintings created during the days of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky.
Muscovites will see British masterpieces including the Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare and portraits of Elizabeth I and Isaac Newton. Viewers in London will see portraits of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov and poet Anna Akhmatova.
Over the past two years, Russian and British museums have intensified cooperation. The British Museum provided for temporary display at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg a statue from the Parthenon’s west pediment in honour of its 250th anniversary. An exhibition dedicated to Russia’s space programme opened in September at the Science Museum in London.