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Romanov Splendor: An evening with Galina Korneva & Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm

Program Timeline

5:30-6:30 pm   Mansion open for touring
6:30-7:30 pm   Lecture
7:30 pm             Book Signing

About the Authors:

Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Ph.D., is the great-granddaughter of the St. Petersburg goldsmith Alexander Tillander, a leading supplier to the Imperial Russian Court of Nicholas II.  She has been researching the oeuvre of Russian jewelers for many years.  Her doctoral dissertation was on the labrinthe and intriguing award system of Imperial Russia.  Her work takes her around the world: lecturing, consulting for art exhibitions and writing in exhibition catalogues and for art publications.  She has published several books on her speciality, the art of the Jewelers of Imperial St. Petersburg.  She last spoke at Hillwood in November 2008.

Galina Korneva is a well known specialist in the history of Russia, and particularly St. Petersburg. She is a frequent speaker at international confrerences, and is the co-author of several books with Tatiana Cheboksarova.  Together they have published five volumes, including Empress Maria Fedorovna's Favorite Residences in Russia and Denmark, and Russia and Europe.