Restoration of the Alexander Palace Further Delayed

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This article was researched from Russian media sources and written by Paul Gilbert, Founder of Royal Russia © 2018

The Alexander Palace, which has been closed for restoration since August 2015, is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2018. According to Russian media sources, however, it will only be possible to view a few restored rooms located on the first floor in the eastern wing of the palace, where the private apartments of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna are located.

These include the Mauve Study, the Palisander Drawing-Room, and the Imperial Bedroom. The restoration of the Tsar’s Old Study, the Valet’s Room, and the Moorish Bathroom are also near completion, while the restoration of the Library, the Maple Drawing-Room and the Corner Drawing-Room of Alexandra Feodorovna is not expected to be completed until sometime in 2019.

To date, extensive restoration work has been carried out in the basement area of the building, supporting structures have been reinforced, and the roofing system have all been reconstructed. Now the palace is focusing its resources on restoring the historical interiors. The complete restoration of the new Alexander Palace multi-museum complex is now anticipated to be completed by 2022.

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© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 18 March 2018