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US to help Hermitage museum to restore frescoes of Raphael school

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US to help Hermitage museum to restore frescoes of Raphael school


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The restoration work on the frescoes of the Raphael school will be carried out by the Hermitage museum with the money of an American grant, TASS reports. Funds are allocated by the American Ambassadors Fund for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage of the US Department of State. A gala ceremony marking the start of a major joint cultural project is scheduled for Wednesday, October, 28. It will be held online.

Diplomats from the American Embassy will donate over 100,000 dollars to the Hermitage Foundation. The money is earmarked for the restoration of three works of the Raphael school, which date back to the 16th century.

In addition to working with frescoes, funds will be used to create materials about the Hermitage's restorers' school. Also, the money is intended for the preparation of the Raphael Line exposition. It is planned that it will open at the end of the year and will be timed to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the artist's death. The main theme will be the influence of Raphael's work on the development of art in Europe. Russian and foreign museums take part in the preparation of the exposition.

Among the exhibits there will be paintings, drawings, sculptures, and objects of applied art. Some of them will be seen by the general public for the first time.

The grant funds are used to organize online seminars and virtual performances by experts on the conservation and protection of cultural heritage.

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