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10.01.2022 - new addition to our stone figurines collection

With the Chinese New Year soon approaching, we would like to share a new addition to our stone miniatures collection. The "Chinese merchant" figurine was inpires by the Chinese culture of the great Qing dynasty. The merchant is wearing traditional Qing clothing, is also holding a wine bottle with the word "Wisdom"/智慧 written on it and is reading a book called "避暑山庄记". 

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01.01.2022 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!

Congratulations to your friends and colleagues in the New Year 2022! We sincerely hope that it will be better than the previous year, and all difficulties will remain in the outgoing 2021!

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24.11.2021 - The Icon of the Savior Almighty was presented to Pope Francis

The Icon of the Savior Almighty was presented as a gift to Pope Francis. The icon was made by art restorers of the amber workshop from natural Baltic amber in graphics that correspond to all the canons of the Russian Orthodox Church. We sincerely hope that this gift will become another confirmation of the unity of faith - this is extremely important in the modern world.

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29.09.2021 - Catherine II. Personal space

09/29/2021 in Tsarskoe Selo, representatives of the press, as well as students of specialized restoration schools, were shown how the work on the reconstruction and restoration of the Personal Chambers of Empress Catherine II in the Zubovsky wing of the Catherine Palace is proceeding.

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13.08.2021 - Opening of the Alexander Palace

The Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop cordially congratulates the colleagues from the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Reserve on such a grand, long-awaited and joyful event - the opening of the Alexander Palace. On August 13, 2021, after restoration, the first 13 interiors of this landmark in our history architectural monument were opened - the personal apartments of Emperor Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna. From August 14, 2021, the palace reopens its doors to visitors.

 

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With the Chinese New Year soon approaching, we would like to share a new addition to our stone miniatures collection. The "Chinese merchant" figurine was inpires by the Chinese culture of the great Qing dynasty. The merchant is wearing traditional Qing clothing, is also holding a wine bottle with the word "Wisdom"/智慧 written on it and is reading a book called "避暑山庄记". 

Read more: 10.01.2022 - new addition to our stone figurines collection

Congratulations to your friends and colleagues in the New Year 2022! We sincerely hope that it will be better than the previous year, and all difficulties will remain in the outgoing 2021!

Read more: 01.01.2022 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!

The Icon of the Savior Almighty was presented as a gift to Pope Francis. The icon was made by art restorers of the amber workshop from natural Baltic amber in graphics that correspond to all the canons of the Russian Orthodox Church. We sincerely hope that this gift will become another confirmation of the unity of faith - this is extremely important in the modern world.

Read more: 24.11.2021 - The Icon of the Savior Almighty was presented to Pope Francis

09/29/2021 in Tsarskoe Selo, representatives of the press, as well as students of specialized restoration schools, were shown how the work on the reconstruction and restoration of the Personal Chambers of Empress Catherine II in the Zubovsky wing of the Catherine Palace is proceeding.

Read more: 29.09.2021 - Catherine II. Personal space

The Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop cordially congratulates the colleagues from the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Reserve on such a grand, long-awaited and joyful event - the opening of the Alexander Palace. On August 13, 2021, after restoration, the first 13 interiors of this landmark in our history architectural monument were opened - the personal apartments of Emperor Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna. From August 14, 2021, the palace reopens its doors to visitors.

 

Read more: 13.08.2021 - Opening of the Alexander Palace

We sincerely congratulate our colleagues from the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum of Fine Arts on the award of the fourth international architectural and design competition “Golden Trezzini” for the project to recreate the interior of the Lyon Hall of the Catherine Palace! 

Read more: 15.11.2021 - Lyon Hall - Best Completed Restoration Project 2021

Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop sincerely congratulates its employees and colleagues on their professional holiday. Perhaps the work of restorers is often invisible to most people, but our many years of work and efforts are a contribution to the culture of our great country!

Today, on his professional holiday, the director of the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop, Boris Pavlovich Igdalov, received the award "Honorary restorer of St. Petersburg, 1st degree". Congratulations on a well-deserved award and recognition!

Read more: 01.07.2021 - Happy Restorer's Day! Honorary restorer of St. Petersburg

The exhibition "Secrets of Palace Interiors, Secrets of Restoration", which has been held since November 2020 in the Engineering House of the Peter and Paul Fortress, ended on May 11. We would like to thank our colleagues from the Museum of the History of Russia for the warm welcome, as well as all the visitors who are interested in our exposition and leave feedback.

Read more: 11.05.2021 - Completion of the exhibition in the Peter and Paul Fortress

The official opening of the Lyon Hall took place on 23 April. All work on its restoration and reconstruction has been completed. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture of Russia Olga Lyubimova. Visitors to the Catherine Palace will be able to see the revived Lyon Hall from May 1, 2021.

Read more: 23.04.2021 - Opening of the Lyon Hall

We invite representatives of museums, theaters, palaces, parks and other institutions of culture and art to visit the 27th International Exhibition of Building and Finishing Materials "InterStroyExpo". As part of this event, on April 14 at 14:20, the director of the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop, Boris Pavlovich Igdalov, will make a presentation on "Restoration today - problems and solutions // The Lyon Hall and Catherine II's private chambers in the Zubovsky wing of the Catherine Palace".

13 | 14 | 15 April 2021 | St. Petersburg | CEC "EXPOFORUM" 

Read more: 09.04.2021 - Igdalov B.P. will take part in the congress InterStroyExpo

We remind you that the exhibition of the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop "Secrets of palace interiors. Secrets of restoration", which is being held in the Engineering House of the Peter and Paul Fortress, is open to the public.

Ticket prices: adult - 200 rubles, preferential (pupils, students, pensioners) - 120 rubles.

Day off - Wednesday.

Read more: 01.02.2021 - Exhibition at the Engineering House of the Peter and Paul Fortress

Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop wishes you a Happy and Healthy New Year 2021! This was a tough year and we made it through. 

We remind you that an exhibition of the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop - "Secrets of palace interiors. Secrets of restoration" is being held in the Engineering House of the Peter and Paul Fortress. In anticipation of the closure of museums from December 30, 2020 to January 11, 2021, we advise everyone who planned to visit our exposition in December to hurry up. For those who cannot visit the exposition in person, we will offer an excursion that will be available on our social networks.

Read more: 08.12.2020 - exhibition "Secrets of palace interiors. Secrets of restoration"

A press tour of the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop exhibition "Secrets of palace interiors. Secrets of restoration" was held in the Engineering House of the Peter and Paul Fortress. The exposition, which occupies 6 rooms, presents more than 100 exhibits that tell about restoration as a profession and about the results of the work of Tsarskoye Selo masters over 40 years of work in the service of Russian culture.

Director of the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop Boris Pavlovich Igdalov, deputy director Grigoriev Maxim Ivanovich, chief architect Yarotskaya Irina Vasilievna answered numerous questions from journalists. We sincerely hope that the exhibition will attract all connoisseurs of art, because restoration is an integral part of it, however, unlike exhibits and interiors, the process itself is often hidden from visitors.

At the exposition "Secrets of palace interiors. Secrets of restoration" we will try to lift the veil of secrets and reveal several secrets.

Read more: 25.11.2020 - press tour of the exhibition "Secrets of Palace Interiors. Secrets of Restoration

Today, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government Dmitry Nikolayevich Chernyshenko and the head of Gazprom Miller Alexey Borisovich were shown how the restoration of the halls of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, which is being carried out by the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop, is proceeding.
The gas holding company finances this charitable program, as well as the training of young restorers - in the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop, restorers conducted a modeling master class for participants in the Friends of St. Petersburg program.

Read more: 30.09.2020 - Gazprom revives the traditions of the Leningrad school of restoration

The Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop is restoring 13 icons from the collection of the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum of Fine Arts. The icons of the 19th century amaze with the relief of the salaries, the complexity of the minting and the subtlety of the work. Some frames are decorated with small river pearls, gilded and silver-plated fabrics with embroidery, velvet. Icon settings are deformed, dirty, severe abrasions, scratches and dirt are observed. Now the artist-restorer of the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop Antonina Evgenievna Blokhina is working on them.

Read more: 25.08.2020 - restoration of icons from the collection of the State Museum-Reserve "Tsarskoe Selo"

Representatives of the press visited the private chambers of Catherine II in the Zubovsky wing and learned about the progress of work on the reconstruction of these unique interiors.

Media representatives were told what has already been done and what restorers and architects are currently working on in the Zubovsky wing of the Catherine Palace. The reconstruction of eight interiors of the 18th century - the empress's private rooms - became possible thanks to the financial support of the Gazprom company.

Read more: 28.07.2020 - press tour of the private rooms of Catherine II in the Zubovsky wing of the...

The Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop carries out comprehensive work to recreate the artistic decoration of 5 rooms that were part of the personal chambers of Catherine II. Masterpieces of the era of classicism - these interiors, located in the Zubovsky wing of the Catherine Palace, were created according to the project of C. Cameron and G. Quarenghi. When finishing them, materials of exceptional value were used - natural stone, silver, colored and engraved glass, biscuit porcelain, painting, bronze, parquet flooring.

Read more: 20.07.2020 - воссоздание личных комнат Екатерины II, в Зубовском флигеле Екатерининского дворца (4)

From July 03, 2020 the Moscow Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts and our exhibition "Secrets of Restoration. Amber Room and Other Projects" will resume work. Due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation in the museum, a regime of visiting the exhibition is established by sessions. We are waiting for Muscovites and guests of the city at our exposition.

Read more: 03.07.2020 - opening of the exhibition "Secrets of Restoration. Amber Room and Other Projects" in...

We finally have an official page of the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop on Instagram. Please subscribe to read our posts and watch stories.

Read more: 01.06.2020 - @theamberworkshop we are on Instagram

In connection with the extension of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, we decided to brighten up the time of self-isolation for those who are interested in history, restoration, and amber. Two films were posted on the channel of the Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop on YouTube: the first was dedicated to the restoration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tsarskoye Selo. The film is almost 30 minutes long, is available in good quality and tells in detail both the history of the temple and its restoration. The voiceover text is read by the People's Artist of the Russian Federation N.V. Burov. The second film is entirely devoted to the theme of amber and the Amber Room. It's called The Second Birth, just like the book published in 2003. Be sure to subscribe to the Amber Workshop YouTube channel and watch films about our restoration projects and creative work.

The Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop, together with the Tsarskoye Selo restoration workshop, opened its first exposition in Moscow, at the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Arts. The exhibition presents more than 100 unique exhibits that have never been exhibited in the capital before.

Read more: 08.03.2020 - opening of the exhibition "Amber Room and Other Projects. Secrets of Restoration" at...

"Amber room and other projects. Secrets of restoration." 06 March 2020 - 31 May 2020. All-Russian Museum of Decorative Arts, Moscow. Unique items for the first time in Moscow!

In the beginning there was the Amber Room, the eighth wonder of the world - an interior that paved the way from dream to reality, from mistakes to perfection, from lack of experience to knowledge. After - the Agate Rooms, the Lyon Hall, the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and much more.

 

Read more: 20.02.2020 - Exhibition "Amber Room and Other Projects. Secrets of Restoration" in Moscow. 06...

Items from the Naryshkin hoard are being restored at the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop. Unique works of art, found in the secret room of the Naryshkins' mansion back in 2012, are planned to be exhibited in Tsarkoye Selo after the completion of the restoration. Recall that the Naryshkin treasure is the largest and most expensive in the history of St. Petersburg and has more than 2,000 items.

Read more: 06.12.2019 - Items from the Naryshkin hoard for restoration in the amber workshop

The Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop took part in the restoration of the organ for the A.A. Akhmatova Tsarskoye Selo gymnasium. A monument to organ building and musical culture of the 19th century, the organ "Sauer Orgel Opus 432" was made in 1884 in Frankfurt an der Oder by the German company Wilhelm Sauer.

Read more: 11.11.2019 - Restoration of the organ for the A.A. Akhmatova

Boris Pavlovich Igdalov made a scientific report at the XIII International Petrovsky Congress in Berlin. The congress was dedicated to the theme “Russia and Germany in the era of Peter the Great: historical and cultural ties”. The congress was held on October 24-25, 2019 at the Russian House of Science and Culture.

Read more: 08.11.2019 - B.P. Igdalov took part in the International Petrovsky Congress in Berlin

The Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop has completed work on two amber icons - the Holy Prince Vladimir and the Nativity of Christ. The icons are made of natural Baltic amber.

Read more: 15.10.2019 - New items in the "Icons" section

In August 2019, the Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop began to recreate the fireplaces of the Lyon Hall, lost during the Second World War. The project, which began several years ago, continued with new tasks - two fireplaces, frames for balcony doors, mirrors with under-mirror tables made of lapis lazuli and bronze will be recreated. 

Read more: 16.09.2019 - Restoration of fireplaces in the Lyons Hall

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.

Read more: 23.07.2019 - The Lyons Hall 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.

Read more: 23.07.2019 - The Catherine palace chapel restoration video

The Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop has completed restoration works in the Lyons Hall of the Catherine Palace. Today, for the first time since the restoration, the hall has opened to the press and officials. The Lyons Hall will soon be available to the general public.

Read more: 05.06.2019 - opening of the Lyons Hall after restoration

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.

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

In the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop, the fireplace screen from the Lyon Hall is being restored. The fireplace was created according to the drawing of the architect I.A. Monighetti in the 1860s. from Bukhara lapis lazuli, with gilded bronze cap trim and Lyon silk insert.

Read more: 08.05.2019 - restoration of the fireplace screen from the Lyons Hall

The opening ceremony of the palace church took place on April 12 at the Catherine Palace. With the financial support of PJSC "GAZPROM", the most complex large-scale restoration of an architectural masterpiece of the 18th century became possible. Now the luxurious interior of the great Rastrelli is available for general visits.

Read more: 12.04.2019 - Completed restoration in the Church of the Resurrection of Christ

Russian President Vladimir Putin, together with permanent members of the Security Council, visited the restored Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tsarskoye Selo.

Read more: 10.04.2019 - Vladimir Putin visited the Church of the Resurrection of Christ

New items have been added to the site in the "Creative Works" section.

A large panel made of Baltic amber, created on the basis of a painting by the German orientalist artist Adolf Schreier. Also added two portraits: "Peter the Great" and "Catherine II".

Read more: 02.04.2019 - New items have been added to the "Panels, portraits"

The Internet television of the Government of St. Petersburg "City +" filmed in the Catherine Palace and the Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop a story about the Amber Room for the "New Plus" program.

The interview was given by the deputy director A.E. Novikov.

Read more: 05.03.2019 - TV channel "City +" about the Amber Room

Several new items have been added to the "Stone Plastic" section - jasper and jade vases, a clock and a "Magician" figurine. Each of the items is unique and deserves special attention. For example, "The Magician" is made of various types of jasper and decorated with elements of guilloche enamel, smoky quartz, written granite, Shoksha and Belorechensky quartzites.

Read more: 15.02.2019 - New items have been added to the "Stone Plastic" section

New items have been added to the "Creative Works" section - decorative panels "City Landscape" and "Savior on Spilled Blood", made of natural Baltic amber using flat-set technique.

Read more: 15.01.2019 - New items on the site

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

Read more: 01.01.2019 - Happy New Year 2019!

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".

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

Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop will take part in the annual mineralogical exhibition Mineralientage in Munich, Germany. The exhibition will last from 10.26.2018 to 10.28.2018. We invite you to visit the exhibition - opening hours: from 09:00 to 18:00. Venue: Messe Munich.

Read more: 25.10.2018 - Amber workshop Mineralientage at the exhibition in Munich

Art restorers of the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop took part in one of the main exhibition projects of the autumn - the Museum and Theater Exposition "Keep forever." The exhibition space has united the history of four museums-reserves: Pavlovsk Museum-Preserve, Tsarskoye Selo Museum-Preserve, Gatchina Museum-Preserve, and Peterhof Museum-Preserve.

Read more: 25.09.2018 - workshop specialists at the "Preserve forever" exhibition

The restoration element of the Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop received an element of the Dragon Bridge decor from Alexandrovsky Park - a cast-iron dragon sculpture. At the end of the XVIII century, this bridge, designed by Charles Cameron, was called the bridge "with monstrous figures."

Read more: 15.10.2018 - restoration of the Dragon Bridge in Alexandrovsky Park

The Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop began the restoration of objects from the “Armour” funds at the Tsarskoye Selo Museum. The restoration received 15 items: among them daggers, axes, maces, bayonets, swords, sabers and scabbards to them.

Read more: 20.09.2018 - restoration of items from Tsarskoye Selo museum fund "Armour"

The marble fountain was inaugurated today in the Private Garden of the Catherine park after the restoration, which lasted more than eighteen months. The jets of water shot upwards to the music of Tchaikovsky and Bellini. The last time this monument of architecture, made of Carrara marble in the XIX century, functioned was thirty years ago.

Read more: 28.08.2018 - Opening of the Marble Fountain in the Private Garden of the Catherine Park

The Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop completed the work on the vase of the amethyst drusen - "Asclepius - the god of healing".
The creation of the masters was inspired by the legend of the ancient Greek god of medicine Asclepius, who, born of a mortal, received immortality for the high art of healing as a special gift of the gods.

Read more: 15.08.2018 - Vase "Asclepius"

Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop completed the restoration of three seats for the interior of the Lyons hall. The armchairs were made in Russia and dated by the XIX century.

Read more: 26.07.2018 - Restoration of armchairs from the Lyons hall

Newspaper "Evening St. Petersburg" dedicated the article "The Last in the Golden Suite" to the restoration work carried out by the Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop in the Lyon Hall of the Catherine Palace.

"The fabric for the Lyons hall was woven in the same manufactory that supplied silk for this hall as far back as the 19th century.Luckily, in the archives of the French weaving manufactory, as well as in the funds of the" Tsarskoye Selo ", there are small cuts of this fabric that will serve as models for scale work "...

Read more: 10.07.2018 - "The Last in the Golden Enfilade"

In the Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop, the restoration of the Chinese chess set of the 18th century was completed. A unique item, from the collection of GMZ "Tsarskoe Selo", decorates the interior of the Malinova Stolbova Catherine Palace. A chess set made of bone, on a perlamtur board is exhibited in the center of the hall, on a slot table.

Read more: 15.06.2018 - restoration of Chinese chess of the XVIII century

Junior journalists from the children's newspaper Sami came from Barnaul to St. Petersburg to take part in the 16th Tsarskoye Selo forum of the school press. By lot, the guys got the theme "Restoration of the Amber Room of the Catherine Palace". The Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop gladly accepted future journalists and shared with them their knowledge about amber and restoration. The excursion for young talents was spent by the deserved architect of the Russian Federation - I.V. Yarotskaya.

Read more: 25.05.2018 - Laureates of XVI school forum of journalists visited the amber workshop