This exhibition presents a project of one of the leading artists of the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, who dedicated his work to this oldest porcelain factory in Russia.
It is also tied to the 20th anniversary of partnership between the State Hermitage Museum and Imperial Porcelain Manufactory JSC. The highlight of the exhibition is a large-scale three-dimensional composition honouring Dmitry Vinogradov, the inventor of Russian porcelain, whose 300th anniversary was celebrated in 2020. The exhibition also features sculptural compositions, porcelain panels, installations and artists’ designs (a total of over 100 porcelain pieces and drawings). All of them pay tribute to historical figures – numerous masters who worked at the porcelain manufactory, operating in St Petersburg for more than 275 years. The exhibits on display expand the conventional view of porcelain pieces as a part of kitchenware, a set of functional tableware and interior decoration items.