On 19th of November the largest private museum in Russia – Faberge Museum was opened in St. Petersburg. The exhibition takes place in a restored Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka embankment in the center of the city.
The collection of Faberge is the largest private collection of Russian arts and crafts of the late XIX-XX centuries in the world. It has more than 4 thousand items. The basis of the exhibition is the famous nine Imperial Easter eggs created by Carl Faberge. Furthermore, the visitors can see rare paintings and other art objects from the personal collection of the museum’s founder – Viktor Vekselberg .
Shuvalov Palace is one of the most famous palaces in St. Petersburg. By the mid- 2000s the building was half-destroyed. The cultural historical foundation of Victor Vekselberg ” The Link of Times ” invested more than 1.2 billion rubles to prevent the loss of an architectural monument. The foundation organised a large-scale instauration of the palace and completely restored the unique historical interiors.