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Offline Alexandre Mikhaelovitch

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #405 on: September 07, 2015, 03:41:38 PM »
The programme of Alexander palace's restorations :

"The restoration projects include the following:

   *Restoration of rooms with surviving historic decorations, such as the Suite of State Rooms including the Corner Drawing-Room, Mountain Hall, Large or Crimson Drawing-Room and Library Rooms, as well as the Reception Room and State or New Study of Nicholas II;

   *Restoration of historic decorations (as of the late 19th – early 20th century) in six living and working rooms on the first floor of the West Wing, such as the Bathroom or Moorish Room, Study (Office) of Nicholas II, Bedroom, Lilac or Mauve Study, Palisander and Maple Drawing-Rooms;

   *Some rooms in the West Wing that were rebuilt in 1949 will be used as temporary exhibition and conference rooms after restoration.

   *These works are scheduled for completion in 2018, depending on finances. If the palace reopens by 17 July 2018, that will be a major event commemorating 100 years since the tragic death of Emperor Nicholas II and his family.  

These projects are scheduled for completion in 2018. The Alexander Palace is scheduled to reopen on July 17, 2018, marking the 100th anniversary of the murders of Emperor Nicholas II and his family.
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© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 02 September, 2015
 

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #406 on: September 23, 2015, 12:12:57 PM »
The Palace rooms and the basement. Restoration. 21.09.2015.
Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=195&v=rju1KEHU218

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #407 on: September 23, 2015, 07:54:42 PM »
Thank you Liliana for the video! How fascinating. I've never seen the palace so bare, and so exposed to the public (plastic moldings on the columns!!??!)

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #408 on: September 23, 2015, 09:42:20 PM »
1. I don't like the restoration of the basement. They raised basement at 1-2 meters and there will be a cloakroom for guests and a café. In the video it shows the height of the old and new basement.
2. Props in the New Cabinet of the Emperor was made for film about the Royal Family.



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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #409 on: September 23, 2015, 09:54:45 PM »
 The  film of Gleb Panfilov "Romanovs the Imperial family". The film was made in 2000.
Here is a film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=3&v=LPqiyzig0OY

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #410 on: September 24, 2015, 11:55:33 PM »
The Palace rooms and the basement. Restoration. 21.09.2015.
Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=195&v=rju1KEHU218

I understood very little but watched the entire video.  At 14:02 I gasped; is it possible that the ornate mirrored door cover has been returned to the Mountain Hall?  It appears that artists renditions have been mixed with actual footage, so I can't be sure.  I'm certainly hoping so.

Thank you so much, Lilianna, for posting this fascinating video!

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #411 on: September 25, 2015, 12:43:31 AM »
Oops.  I meant Billiard Hall.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #412 on: September 25, 2015, 05:02:34 AM »
The film was shot at the Studio and at Alexander Palace. For filming was made of the furniture on the photos before the war with the Nazis. Was made Bedroom furniture, New Cabinet for the bedroom and Alexis. After the film Museum was asked to leave everything in the Palace. And there she was standing before the closure of the Palace for restoration. The video shows the chief architect and says that everything will be made from natural stones. Will be so until 1941.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #413 on: July 14, 2017, 12:41:07 AM »
Do we know if July 2018 is still the proposed re-opening date? I ask because I was there about four weeks ago and there's a sign in front of the palace that says the restoration won't be completed until 2020. I wish I'd taken a photo of the sign, but the weather was awful and it was difficult juggling the umbrella and camera  . . .

ETA: I did take a photo of the actual palace, though!

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