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CHINESE PALACE AT ORANIENBAUM STATE MUSEUM

CHINESE PALACE AT ORANIENBAUM STATE MUSEUM
Oranienbaum, Russia
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BACKGROUND

The Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum, an addition to Prince Alexander Menshikov’s estate at Oranienbaum, was the first palace commissioned by Russian empress Catherine the Great following her seizure of power from her husband. The palace was designed in the Rococo style by Italian architect Antonio Rinaldi and was constructed between 1762 and 1768. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum was listed on the World Monuments Watch in 2000, 2002, and 2004. In 2002 and 2003, World Monuments Fund Britain worked in conjunction with Russian experts and the Oranienbaum State Museum to conduct a comprehensive survey and develop a master conservation plan. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum, one of several buildings designed by Antonio Rinaldi for Russian nobility, is one of the most significant Russian Imperial historic sites and is among the few that did not lose their original lavish interiors built by the finest craftsmen demonstrating the skill of the workforce and the quality of materials that combined to be such showpieces of the Czar&rsquo (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Oranienbaum Palace Restoration to Be Completed by 2013
The Art Newspaper, Wednesday, April 14, 2010