96 glittering objects from the world famous Kremlin Museum go on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.
The 'Kremlin Gold' exhibition runs from 18 September to 15 November and is presented as part of 'Dublin 1991' European City of Culture. The exhibition was officially opened by Taoiseach Charles Haughey.
The seventy million pound Kremlin Gold Collection is normally kept under tight security at the Kremlin Museum in Moscow.
The collection demonstrates the work of silversmiths and goldsmiths through the centuries and includes a selection of pectoral crosses, chalices and restored icons.
The Soviet Ambassador to Ireland Guerman Gventsadze was in attendance at the exhibition launch.
The exhibition is seen as a major achievement for the museum. Head of IMMA Declan McGonagle says the exhibition is
The only showing in the English speaking world of this unique collection of artefacts from the Kremlin Museum.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 September 1991. The reporter is Lorraine Smith.