The exhibition “We hastened the approach of this day as we could…” was open in the ruinous Chesme Gallery in the Gatchina Palace. The exhibition devoted to the two dates: the 60th anniversary of the Victory over fascism and the 20th anniversary of the opening the first restored rooms in the Gatchina Palace.
Here you can find some photos: http://history.gatchina.ru/palace/exib/
The translation of the text under photos:
photo1 – The Chesme Gallery. Prewar photo M.A. Velichko; photo2 - The Chesme Gallery. The exhibition. 2005; photo 3 – S.N. Balaeva, the chief curator of the museum in 1929-59; photo4 – M.A. Velichko. Photograph 1940. The photographer of the Gatchina palace-museum.
photo1 - Locket “Dionis with Sitting Bacchant”. (The detail of the vase from the Marble Staircase); photo2 – “The Sleeping Love” (from the Emperor Alexander III`s Wardrobe). XIX.. Marble. Found in Gatchina; photo3 - Sculptors Remers and Gensens. Lion masks (from the fronts of the courtyard in the Arsenal Wing); photo4,5 – The lids from the vases. Japan. XVIII-XIX. Porcelain. Returned from Germany after WWII. The vases have not found; photo6 – The detail of the table lamp.
photo1 – Soviet army near the Gatchina Palace. 26 January 1944.
photo1 – The pattern of the bouquet from the bed in the Parade Bedroom. The author L.A. Strizhova; photo2 – The chandelier from the Chesme Gallery. All glass decor was recreated in 2004; photo3 - the portrait of the Emperor Peter III.
photo1 – the Chesme Gallery. Photograph 2005; photo2 - the chief of the restoration work V.F. Kirpichev and parquet floor layer S.V. Kotkov. 2005; photo3 – L.A. Strizhova. The model of the White Hall. 1980th. Plaster cast; photo4 – Lidia Alekseevna Strizhova.