2006. Photo exhibition “Russian court in Horsens”
Purpose of the project
In 1780, due to the historical events members of the Russian Imperial House (Prince Peter and Alexey, Princess Katherine and Elizabeth arrived to a provincial Danish town Horsens. As the result of the coup d’etat their parents Anna Leopoldovna of Mecklenburg and Anton Ulrich, Duke Brunswick were sent into exile in Kholmogory (100 km from Arkhangelsk), where they died. Following the agreement between the Russian Imperial and the Danish Royal houses, their 4 children were sent to Horsens (Denmark).
Dagmaria society re-established the memory of four Russian princes and princesses who were born in St. Petersburg, having lived more than 30 years in prison in the town of Kholmogory and who ended their lives in Denmark.
The photo exhibition was timed to the reburial of Empress Maria Feodorovna and held in September 2006. The interest in the exhibition allowed to extend its work to 3 months, instead of one.