The new museum will be accommodated in the Alexander Palace.
The Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, one of St. Petersburg’s vicinities that used to be an imperial residence, will become a memorial museum of the Romanov family, reports TASS quoting Olga Taratynova, Director of the Tsarskoe Selo Museum.
The Alexander Palace has been undergoing restoration since 2012. By the next tourist season in May 2020 eight halls will be ready for tourists to see them. The restoration of all the premises is to be completed no sooner than in 2022.
Unlike the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, which has objects of art on display, the Alexander Palace will house a memorial museum of the Romanovs dedicated to the history of the imperial family starting with Catherine the Second who commissioned the architect Giacomo Quarenghi to build the palace for her grandson, the future Emperor Alexander the First.
At present, the museum is negotiating on the recovery of the authentic objects that were taken from the Alexander Palace during World War 2. Most of these were moved to Pavlovsk.