A trip to St. Peterburg to meet collagues. You need to remember to take a small gift with you - some chocolates, a book - that you can give to your hosts at the meeting. In the Imperial Gifts from Pavlovsk Palace exhibition and in this book, a different kind of gifts are displayed - gold, silver, gems, silk, velvet, porcelain. The exhibition tells a tale about the luxorious gift giving culture of the Russian Imperial court from the late 18th to the early 20th century. The gifts are wrapped in stories about the history of family relations, international contacts and internal events in the Empire.