Media Releases

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All media enquiries should be directed to Robert Reason, Acting Museum Director on (08) 8267 3677 or 0414 912 329. Alternatively you can email Robert at robertreason@rochefoundation.org.au.

 

First Birthday

Posted on 01 June 2017

DAVID ROCHE MUSEUM CELEBRATES ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY WITH A FREE OPEN DAY Martyn Cook, Director, David Roche Museum Adelaide: The David Roche Foundation House Museum will celebrate its first birthday since opening to the public with a free Open Day on Saturday June 3.  Special guest will be His Excellency The Governor of South Australia,… 

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Kings, Queens & Courtiers

Posted on 27 April 2017

Adelaide, South Australia: The David Roche Foundation is opening a significant exhibition on Kings, Queens & Courtiers from the Roche collection. Monarchs and aristocrats of the 18th and 19th centuries were of abiding interest to David Roche – and this exhibition reflects his passion for selecting items of exceptional quality to add to his collection.… 

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Paul Keating opens new private museum

Posted on 03 June 2016

Paul Keating opens new private museum which houses one of the greatest decorative arts collections in Australia Adelaide, Australia: Today former Prime Minister, Paul Keating will open the new David Roche Foundation House Museum in Adelaide, a $5m purpose built museum which houses 3,000 magnificent pieces of decorative and fine art, spanning two centuries of… 

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Current Exhibition

Triumph & Tragedy: Catherine, the Romanovs & Fabergé

Exhibited for the first time in Triumph & Tragedy: Catherine, the Romanovs & Fabergé, the David Roche Foundation has curated more than 150 items from David’s personal collection and significant national loans. Official portraits of Catherine the Great and Emperor Nicholas I reside alongside the personal hand seal of Emperor Alexander I and porcelain especially commissioned for the Hermitage and Pavlovsk Palace.

Precious objects in malachite, glass and gilt-bronze abounded throughout the Romanov period and are woven into this stunning exhibition, which highlights the internationalism of 19th century Russia. Gaze upon the visages of Catherine and the Romanovs in painting and sculpture. Be entranced by precious vases and plates from the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory.

Yet, above all, the final decades of the Russian Empire are remembered for the work of Fabergé.  View David Roche’s Fabergé including a parasol handle from the collection of Queen Anne of Romania, gold boxes and small objects, complemented by Fabergé miniature eggs, jewellery, enamel ware on loan from private collectors. All only for Triumph & Tragedy.

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