Monday, July 29, 2019

Svenskt Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek presented new gifts for Poltava Battle Museum

July 29, 2019.  The collection of the Museum of the Battle of Poltava was replenished with new exhibits that were presented by the Swedish Military History Society (Svenskt Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek - SMB). This is a small collection of coins from the time of King Charles 12, purchased by the SMB society for the Poltava museum, with which the Swedish Military History Society has a long-standing friendship. Due to the efforts of the Swedish Military History Society the “Swedish part of the museum’s collection” is getting bigger and bigger.”

Another valuable gift was delivered to the museum by SMB delegation that visited Poltava and Kyiv in mid May 2019. This is a bust of the Swedish king Charles XII created by Edmé Bouchardon (1698 – 1762), French sculptor best known for his neoclassical statues in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, his medals, his equestrian statue of Louis XV of France for the Place de la Concorde (destroyed during the French Revolution; and for the Fountain of Four Seasons in Paris.