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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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25.10.2018 - Amber workshop Mineralientage at the exhibition in Munich

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.

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25.09.2018 - workshop specialists at the "Preserve forever" exhibition

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.

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15.10.2018 - restoration of the Dragon Bridge in Alexandrovsky Park

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."

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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

One of the best restorers of the Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop, Konstantin Sergeyevich Ivanov, is busy with the restoration of the case for playing chess and a trick-track. A unique item, from the collection of GMZ "Tsarskoe Selo", was made in Koenigsberg in the 17th century. Its uniqueness is not only in honorable age, beauty and fineness of execution, but also in the use of bone carving under transparent amber.

Read more: 15.05.2018 - restoration of XVII-century chess-set

Journalists of the Rossiya Tv channel not only visited the church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Catherine palace and witnessed the magic of the restoration process, but also learned from the art experts of the SMP Tsarskoye Selo about the treasures that were discovered in the church during the restoration works.

* available in Russian language only 

Read more: 22.04.2018 - TV channel Rossiya about the Catherine palace church restoration

Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop completed the reconstruction works on the second lapis lazuli door portal for the Lyons Hall of the Catherine palace. Scientific reconstruction became possible with the financial support from Transsoyuz fund. 

Read more: 22.03.2018 - Opening of the 2d door portal for the Lyons Hall

The head of the ambercarvers department of Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop - Konstantin Ivanov was awarded a breastplate by the mayor for his services to St.Peterburg and Pushkin. 

Read more: 22.02.2018 - Konstantin Ivanov awarded

Our website www.amberroom.ru has new items that we have recently restored for the SMP "Tsarskoye Selo". They are mainly pieces of furniture, armsuits and war-related objects.

Read more: 15.02.2018 - new items in Restoration for SMP "Tsarskoye Selo"

THE ART NEWSPAPER RUSSIA №10(59) amagazine published an article about the restoration of the church of the Catherine palace. The project is carried out by the craftsmen of Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop. 

available in Russian language only.

Read more: 15.01.2018 - about restoration of the church in THE ART NEWSPAPER

Dear colleagues, partners, customers, friends,

Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year 2018! May all your wishes come true and may all your loved ones be safe, healthy and happy!

Read more: 01.01.2018 - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018

Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop took part in an annual minerology exhibition in Munich (Germany), Oct 27 - Oct 29 we exhibited several of our replicas and a lot of modern amber objects: decorative panels, icons, photo frames etc.   

Read more: 26.11.2017 - The Amber Workshop at Mineralientage exhibition in Munich, Germany

Today we would love to share with you a few rare photos from the private archve of the director of the Amber Workshop, Boris Igdalov. 

Read more: 20.10.2017 - photos from the private archive of the director

Our website www.amberroom.ru has new items in the section Restoration for the SMP Tsarskoye Selo, Restoation for SMP Peterhof and Creative works - Icons. 

Read more: 20.07.2017 - New Items on the website. Restoration/Icons.

New item - stone figurine "Zaporozhian cossack" was added to the website. 

Read more: 19.06.2017 - New items added to the website

Manolo Blahnik visited the Amber Workshop after opening his personal exhibition at the State Hermitage museum. A world-famous Spanish footwear designer got to see the backstage of museum life, saw the current restoration projects and admired our pieces of amber art. Amazingly Mr.Blahnik even wished to learn amber crafr from our artists-restorers. We would definitely appreciate an apprentice like him.

Read more: 15.05.2017 - Manolo Blahnik visited the Amber workshop

"Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop" is restoring wooden parquet floor in the Bedchamber of the Catherine palace for the State Museum-Preserve Tsarskoye Selo. Wooden parquet floor is made of rare and expensive sorts of wood, such as: maple, mahogany, sandal and oak. This parquet floor was created according to the project by Ch.Cameron in 1781-1782. 

Read more: 20.04.2017 - parquet floor restoration in the Bedchamber

Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop is carrying out restoration works in the Hermitage pavilion for the SMP "Tsarskoye Selo". One of the most glorious pavilions of the Catherine park is getting ready for the summer season and tourists. 

Read more: 30.03.2017 - restoration in the Hermitage pavilion

One of the most elegant interiors of the Catherine palace waiting to be brought back to life, the Lyons Hall now has a decorative lapis lazuli portal restored by the craftsmen of Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop.

Read more: 27.02.2017 - Lyon's Hall portal restored

LLC Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop has recently started a new restoration project - restoration of a Carrara Marble fountain in the Private garden of the Catherine park (SMP Tsarskoye Selo). The work is supposed to be completed in late 2017.

 

Read more: 15.01.2017 - Restoration of Marble fountain (SMP Tsarskoye Selo)

Dear collegues, partners and friends!

Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop takes the time to wish its colleagues, employees, partners and friends a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Read more: 25.12.2016 - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2017!

Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop completed a set of decorative panels "Four Beauties of Ancient China". The panels are made of natural Baltic amber in flat mosaic technique, the same as was used in reconstructing the famous Amber Room, with engravings and colouring.  

                   

Read more: 25.11.2016 - Four great beauties of ancient China

Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop has started restoration of the door portal of Lyons hall for the SMP Tsarskoye Selo. The Lyons Hall - one of the front rooms of the Catherine Palace - in the middle of the XIX century it was part of the private apartments of the crown princess and later Empress Maria Alexandrovna

Read more: 15.10.2016 - restoration of the door portal for the Lyons Hall

Tsarskoselskaya Amber workshop will take part in the Munich Mineralientage - annual gemstone and fossil exhibition. It will take place October 28 - October 30 at the Munich Trade Fair centre. 

 

Read more: 05.10.2016 - Amber workshop at the Munich show

Today, on August 24th, after an extensive restoration, the main pavilion of the Alexander park - the Arsenal, opened its gothic doors to the first visitors. It now hosts a large exhibition "Imperial Collection of Weapons" created in collaboration with the State Hermitage

Read more: 24.08.2016 - opening of the Arsenal pavilion (Alexander park)

Catherine palace and SMP "Tsarskoye Selo" held an Amber Forum on July 21, 2016. The most crucial questions of amber industry were raised during the discussion. Director of the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop had an honour to open the even together with a representative from Kaliningrad Amber factory.

Read more: 21.07.2016 - Amber forum in Tsarskoye Selo

Comme Il Faut magazine published an article about Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop dedicated to the International restoration Day. 

Read more: 05.07.2016 - new article in Comme il Faut magazine

Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop strated restoring a guilded table with green onyx table top for SMP "Peterhof".

Read more: 20.06.2016 - New item: guilding restoration

Tsarskosleskaya Amber Workshop got a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.com - the largest travel site in the whole world. 

Read more: 15.06.2016 - Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.com

On June 10, 1981, exactly 35 years ago, the Soviet Governemnt signed an official decree №891-р, according to which the reconstruction works in the Amber Room were handed over to the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop. 

Read more: 10.06.2016 - We hit 35 years old!

Thirteen years ago, on May 31, 2003 the reconstructed Amber Room was open to the public. One of the happiest moments for the team of the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop, such profound feeling of completion and appreciation. 

Read more: 31.05.2016 - 13th anniversary of the opening of the Amber Room

We want to congratulate all our colleagues and partners with International museum day! Since 1977 this day has been very important to everyone involved in museum activities. Museums are truly one of the strongholds of culture and therefore society in general.

 

Read more: 18.05.2016 - Happy International museum day!

Today in Dresden "Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop" together with their Lithuanian colleagues from UAB "Pajurio gintaras" opens the exhibition «Faszination & Mythos Bernsteinzimmer». More than 100 exhibits came from Tsarkoye Selo, Russia. They reflect the history and geology of amber.

Read more: 02.04.2016 - «Faszination & Mythos Bernsteinzimmer» exhibition in Dresden

Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop congratulates all its partners and colleagues on Restoration Day!

 

Read more: 30.06.2016 - Restoration Day!

Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop has been working with scientific reconstruction of objects that were lost during the World War II for years. The amount of work that has been already done is stunning.

These days we are working on recintrsution of a very difficult object - grand chest from the Berlin colelction. 

 

Read more: 31.01.2016 - Scientific reconstruction

New figurine "Gypsy lady" was added to Creative works. The figurine is made of different kinds of jasper, jade and chalcedony. "Gypsy lady" also shows great beauty and intricacy of jewelry work.

 

Read more: 15.01.2016 - New figurine "Gypsy lady"

Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous & successfull New Year 2016!

Read more: 31.12.2015 - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

New object - a stone figurine "Gypsy lady" was added to 3D section of our website.

Read more: 15.11.2015 - New figurine added in 3D format

Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop continues the old good tradition of participating in the annual Mineral exhibition in Munich - The Munich Mineral Show. 

Read more: 30.10.-01.11.2015 - The Munich Mineral Show

As many know, Pushkin has been a centre of arts for decades. It boasts to have one of the best museum ensembles in the whole North-West region of the country. No wonder that it also has one of the best art schools in the city, that concentrates on educating and forming those, who are later are going to be art geniuses. Today teenagers from the Art school named after Anna Akhmatova came to the Amber workshop to learn about amber and the story of the Amber Room reconstruction. 

 

Read more: 15.10.2015 - open "Amber class" for future artists

Dear partners,

Tsarskoselskaya amber workshop is now preparing for the next tourist season 2016. In this regard we have prepared a new Information letter and a Contract for the upcoming year. In these documents we have put all the information which will be necessary for tour agencies who would like to work with us in 2016. 

 

Read more: 15.09.2015 - Tourist season 2016

Committee of Development and Protection of the Changbai area in the Chinese province of Jilin, invited Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop to participate in the development of the region and bring 55 items of amber and hard stones to the exhibition.

Read more: 15.08.2015 - Amber exhibition in Jilin province, China

Beatiful clocks were recently restored for the Agate Rooms (Cold bath pavilion, SMP Tsarskoye Selo).

Read more: 15.05.2015 - restoration of clock for the Agate Rooms