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Offline TanyaK

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #390 on: August 29, 2013, 02:10:37 PM »
I'm assuming that you're both talking about this section.



You're right about it being a patch of the unrestored wall showing how the wall looked before the restoration. As you can see in the photo below (I know it's not of the exact same spot, but it's the same idea), you can see that there are painted windows-- so yes, kind of a fresco above the real windows. That's what they're showing by leaving it unpainted. I wonder if they'll ever go back and add the painted windows?



I'm sure they will copy these panels accurately some time if they can. It depends upon finding modern artists capable of properly reproducing the old work, and maybe having to guess sometimes what was there. Never very easy.

The recently released colour slides might help restoration experts.
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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #391 on: January 14, 2014, 06:21:10 PM »
Restoration of the Alexander Palace Temporarily Suspended !!!

For more information , http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1452746/restoration-of-the-alexander-palace-temporarily-suspended/
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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #392 on: January 15, 2014, 10:29:22 AM »
Will the palace be open throughout 2014 for visitors since restoration has been temporarily suspended?

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #393 on: April 03, 2015, 10:38:52 AM »
I have just seen a quote on 'Romanov News' that the Alexander Palace will be closed from this summer 'for reconstruction'
 I was wondering how they were going to reconstruct the interiors of Nicholas and Alexandra, so could those in the know offer any info on this ?

Does this mean that the museum will be closed for the next couple of years....ie until 2018 when the interiors are due to be finished ?

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #394 on: April 03, 2015, 11:52:36 AM »
Yes, the Museum will be closed while they restore the Imperial Family Rooms.  The detailed receipts still intact and the Autochromes recently returned will provide the basis for the exact reconstruction.  In addition to the Imperial Rooms, the right side wing will be new exhibition space, visitor amenities, gift shop etc etc.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #395 on: April 03, 2015, 12:29:15 PM »
Glad I got to see the palace in 2013 and now cant wait for the re opening ! after all these years the end is in sight !

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« Reply #396 on: April 03, 2015, 12:36:00 PM »
Dear Forum Admin,

do you know if the artifacts present in Pavlovsk Palace displays - furniture, decorative elements etc - will be returned and become part of the reconstructed interiors ?

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #397 on: June 23, 2015, 03:21:10 AM »
Dear Forum Admin,

It would be fascinating to see the progression of the recreation of the Imperial Family's rooms 'as it happens' in the coming months/years.....

As Bob has such a good relationship with the Tsarskoe Selo Museum authorities, is this a possibility for us to see the restoration as it happens
from time to time ? Is Bob planning on going to the Alexander Palace at regular intervals during the next couple of years ?

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #398 on: June 23, 2015, 09:20:14 AM »
It should be possible to share images of the restoration process as it is happening.  There are no plans as yet for Bob to go to the Palace again in the near future, for obvious reasons.

Will see what we can do.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #399 on: June 23, 2015, 04:01:51 PM »
Thanks ! I have been hoping for this for over 25 years and finally the end is in sight ! It will be great to see the process and my admiration goes to all involved

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #400 on: June 23, 2015, 10:30:09 PM »
Count me in.  I, too, would love to see pictures of the restoration in progress, rather than wait years for the unveiling. 


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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #402 on: July 22, 2015, 11:06:37 AM »
Reconstruction, restoration, technical re-equipment and the adaptation of the Alexander Palace for museum use.
Many photos restoration of the basement of the palace.

http://stoikspb.ru/stroitelnye_obekty/aleksandrovskiy_dvorets_pushkin

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #403 on: September 06, 2015, 01:24:41 PM »
I did a little update on this on my website, which I translated from a Russian site: http://www.theromanovfamily.com/alexander-palace-last-imperial-residence-of-the-romanov-family-closed-until-2018/

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #404 on: September 07, 2015, 01:36:33 AM »
"Nikita Yavein and his Architectural Workshop “Studio 44” have come up with the renovation project for the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo ."

http://archi.ru/en/32671/dvorec-kak-prostranstvo-dlya-dialoga

Very interesting article with architect's plans !!