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French set designer changed the exposition in the halls of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

The Pushkin Museum has presented six renovated rooms after the re-exhibition

The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts presented six renovated halls of the permanent exhibition of old masters. The re-exposure of the premises was invented by the French set designer and art historian Patrick Urcade, the press service of the museum said.

At the presentation of the author’s concept, the general director of the museum Marina Loshak noted that this is an important historical point for the institution, which can even be called a “museum revolution”.

“The re-exposure is an important historical point for us. Perhaps even a museum revolution. We are very worried. Do you know what it means to carry out such work in such a large museum? It’s very difficult. However, the question of re-exposure is ripe even for ourselves,” said Loshak …

Among the changed spaces of the Main Building, well known to the “Pushkin” viewer, are the halls of Byzantine art, art of Germany and the Netherlands of the 15th – 16th centuries, as well as of Flanders and Holland of the 17th century, painting of Rembrandt and his school.

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The general director of the Pushkin Museum also noted the excellent re-exposure work done by the set designer and curator Patrick Urcad.

“We did it together with Patrick. He is a man of impeccable taste and an excellent diplomat. Together with the curators of each of the art directions, six halls acquired a completely new look. I confess, I’m a little scared, but I hope for your support,” added Loshak.

French set designer changed the exposition in the halls of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
French set designer changed the exposition in the halls of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

During the reconstruction of the halls, much attention was paid to the play of natural light coming into the halls from the windows and the interior light of the museum. Some of the exhibits, which were previously located at the top, were lowered down, for some, the background was changed.

Loshak added that from November 8, important exhibitions for the establishment will be held on the second floor. They will occupy the entire floor.
For the re-exhibition, the history of the permanent exhibition of paintings by the Pushkin Museum was studied from November 10, 1924, when the Art Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts was opened, and until the last changes made in 2006. Now active work is underway to reconstruct Pushkin and create a “museum town”, which was dreamed of by another of the founders of the museum, Ivan Tsvetaev. By 2027, the territory of the Pushkin Museum will more than double – up to 105 thousand square meters.

Source: BBC

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