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The recreation of the Amber Room is an event of immense historical and cultural significance that has attracted broad public attention. 
The results of our efforts will be judged by many generations of visitors who come to the Tsarskoye Selo palace to see this “eighth wonder of the world” reborn.
Behind us lay 24 years of endless tests, finds, bitter disappointments and happy discoveries, arguments and patient work, day in, day out. 
All those who at any time were involved in this unique restoration project deserve to be recalled with great gratitude.

 

Boris Igdalov
Director of the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop

News

23.07.2019 - The Lyons Hall video

A new video dedicated to the Lyons Hall of the Catherine Palace was released on the channel of the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop on YouTube and was also published here on our official website.

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23.07.2019 - The Catherine palace chapel restoration video

A new video dedicated to the Lyon Hall of the Catherine Palace was released on the channel of the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop on YouTube and was also published here on our official website.

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21.05.2019 - New interview of Boris Igdalov on the Catherine palace chapel restoration project

The director of the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop, Boris Pavlovich Igdalov, gave an interview to representatives of the press after the opening ceremony of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ.

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01.01.2019 - Happy New Year 2019!

Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019! 

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29.10.2018 - Konstantin Ivanov gave interview to "Addresses of St. Petersburg"

The art restorer at the Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop, Konstantin Ivanov, gave an interview to the "Addresses of St. Petersburg" magazine, where he spoke about the work of the restorer and current projects. The magazine is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the State Museum-Preserve "Tsarskoye Selo".

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Книга "Янтарная комната. Второе рождение"

ISBN 5-94795-050-2

Alfa-Colour Publishers
2004

The Amber Room has been recreated. A tremendous task that lasted a quarter of a century is completed. Undeniably our attitude towards this ‘double’ of the lost masterpiece is inevitably ambiguous and the debated about the sense of carrying out this bold experiment in restoration will go on for many years. A very convincing answer to this question is provided in our opinion by the entire post-war history of restoration in our city during which many outstanding works of art have been returned from oblivion. It would be hard to find anyone today who would say that it was done in vain. More than twenty years ago, we took upon ourselves the immense responsibility for implementing a restoration project unparallel in the world practice. There followed years of intensive researching for the solution to the incredibly complex problems: artistic, technical and financial. Yet at the same time those years were filled with a special meaning and relevance for those who were involved in the recreation of the Amber Room. Today we can state with satisfaction that that thanks to this work Russia has acquired a unique school of restorers that revived lost crafts and technologies of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: artistic amber-carving and the Florentine mosaic technique. The recreated Amber Room has already begun its life as a museum piece. The activities of the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop – to which the present publication is dedicated – have also become an inseparable part of the active, creative existence of our museum.

Ivan Sautov
Director of the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve