Conference: ‘Palaces, Mansions & Estates in a Museum Format’


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The 24th Tsarskoye Selo Academic Conference themed Palaces, Mansions & Estates in a Museum Format was held at the Catherine Palace during 26-28 November 2018. 

An excellent finale to this year’s Four Museums’ Centenary, the conference included over 60 presentations by independent researchers and scientific employees of Tsarskoye Selo, the State Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg’s State University, State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering and the History Institute of the Russian Academy of Science.  


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The presentations reflected the different fates of the monuments, collections and objects nationalized after 1917. The authors touched upon some legal problems risen during the moving of Russian cultural values ​​in the post-revolutionary years, the development of inventory and storage rules under new conditions, the fate of imperial and grand ducal estates and mansions, as well as some issues of protection and use of the monuments today. They also reminded of people who dedicated their lives to the preservation and revival of historic and artistic monuments.

The conference proceedings are available HERE (Russian).

© The Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve. 6 December 2018