On 1st November, 25 years ago, the Livadia Palace received the status of a museum. In 1974, the palace in which the Livadia sanatorium was located, opened its doors for the first time to visitors – an exhibition complex was created here that included recreated interiors of the Yalta conference of 1945 and various related exhibitions.
In 1985, Livadia marked the 40th anniversary of the Yalta Conference of the “big three: Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt”. The exhibition “The Crimean Conference of the Leaders of the Three Powers: the USSR, the USA and Great Britain” was held in the palace.
In July 1994, the museum exposition “The Romanovs in Livadia” opened in the halls of the second floor.
On the anniversary of the establishment of RIA Novosti, Crimea prepared a selection of photographs of the most valuable exhibits from the museum’s collection.
“Penelope” by the German sculptor Friedrich Brugger, presented by the citizens of Odessa, to the Empress Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Emperor Alexander II, as a token of gratitude for her charitable work
Coloured glass chandelier in the waiting room. Made in the early 20th century in Venice. The chandelier was ordered for the palace in 1912 by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna
Pair of Meissen vases, early 19th century
Livadia Palace during the time of Alexander II, by the Russian artist Joseph Krachkovsky (1854-1914). A copy of this landscape also hung in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg
Marble sculpture of a girl, by an unknown Italian master, early 19th century. It once decorated one of the estates on the south Crimea coast.
Bronze crystal chandelier in the emperor’s ceremonial room. Brought at the request of Nicholas II from the storerooms of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, 1913
The palace-museum has three mahogany library cabinets of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna
Grand piano, made in 1911 by the J. Becker furniture factory. Acquired for the palace in the Jules Pfeifer Music shop, located on the Embankment in Yalta
Porcelain vase, made in 1902 by the Imperial Porcelain Factory. Transferred to the palace-museum in the early 2000s from the Crimean sanitorium “Pogranichnik”
“Voltaire” chairs from the palace interiors
Handmade carpet bearing the images of Emperor Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, and Tsesarevich Alexei. A gift from the Shah of Persia during the 300th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty in 1913
Rare morocco leather album with photos of Emperor Alexander II and his family
A Meissen vase depicting the triumphal march of Alexander the Great after his victory over the Persians, early 19th century
© RIA Novosti / Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 7 December 2018