Музей Фаберже в Санкт-Петербурге

( Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg )

The Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg (Russian: Музей Фаберже в Санкт-Петербурге) is a privately owned museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was established by Viktor Vekselberg and his Link of Times foundation in order to repatriate lost cultural valuables to Russia. The museum is located in central Saint Petersburg at the Naryshkin-Shuvalov Palace (21, Fontanka River Embankment) on the Fontanka River. The museum's collection contains more than 4,000 works of decorative applied and fine arts, including gold and silver items, paintings, porcelain and bronze. A highlight of the museum's collection is the group of nine Imperial Easter eggs created by Fabergé for the last two Russian Tsars.

The idea of creating a special museum devoted to the creative work of the great Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé came to the Link of Times foundation after the purchase by Viktor Vekselberg in 2004 of a unique collection of Fabergé masterpieces that had been owned by the late Malcolm Forbes.[1] Since then, the Link of Times foundation began building a collection of Russian decorative applied and fine arts, which contains more than 4,000 works.[2] All of the Imperial Easter eggs in the museum's collection are connected to the rule and personal life of the last two Russian emperors: Alexander III and Nicolas II.

The Link of Times foundation began restoring the 18th-century Naryshkin-Shuvalov Palace (which is rented by the foundation) in St. Petersburg in 2006, with the goal of opening the museum in the palace.[3] A significant amount of work was done over seven years to recreate the historical appearance of the palace. This was the first full-fledged restoration of the palace in its entire 200-year history. The official opening ceremony of the Fabergé Museum took place on 19 November 2013.[4]

^ Emily Laurence Baker (5 July 2014). "Fabergé Museum: The jewels in St Petersburg's crown". The Independent. Retrieved 15 August 2014. ^ Cite error: The named reference auto was invoked but never defined (see the help page). ^ Fabergé Museum - General Information, Fabergé Museum website, retrieved March 6, 2015 ^ The Fabergé Museum has officially opened in the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, Official website of the Link of Times foundation, archived from the original on February 4, 2017, retrieved March 6, 2015
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