Beginning with Peter the Great, the Romanovs made great strides in modernizing Russia based on a European model. They used gifts of porcelain as part of their foreign policy and to show off their wealth.
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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 works of art on a riverfront campus offers more than 95,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.