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Information of completing the first stage of the program (1991-1998)

The Russian Museum Palaces' restoration and reconstruction (main works).

After the Stroganov Palace, Marble Palace and Michael's (Engineers') Castle were transferred to the Russian Museum, its total area was enlarged on 37 322 sq. m. After the Stroganov Palace, Marble Palace and Michael's (Engineers') Castle were transferred to the Russian Museum, its total area was For the period from 1988 to 2008 the State Russian Museum has conducted the complex reconstruction, restoration and major repairs of 166 exposition halls including replacement of engineering nets and mounting of new equipment in the museum buildings with the total area 14 834,11 sq. m. The total sum expanded on the works is 1 115 500 000 rubles (in prices of 1999).

I. Mikhailovsky Palace, Rossi wing, Benois wing,
square - 30 308 sq.m, volume - 260 718 cub.m

From 1988 to 1998 there was conducted the restoration of 85 exposition halls, entrance halls and parade vestibule with the total area 10 264,11 sq. m.; repairs of garret floor and rafter system; full replacement of the roof cover; reconstruction of all lanterns (except the Benois Wing) using glass pachages with rasters, ventilation of space between lanterns and halls' lighting; there were restored facades of the Mikhailovsky Palace and Rossi Wing with the total area 10 204,8 sq. m.; the facades' illumination was fulfilled; there were reconstructed halls at the museum entrance with the total area 1 880 sq. m.; there were restored rooms of the decorative and applied art fund and the fund of painting of the 19th - 20th century with the total area 1200 sq. m.; there were restored the central vestibule with staircase and painting plafond; the first stage of the parade cast-iron fence restoration was completed; for the first time was equipped the open sculpture fund (shockproof glass partitions, shelves, lighting equipment).
Total sum - 632 500 000 rubles(in prices of 1999).

II. Stroganov Palace,
square - 5 434,2 sq.m., volume - 45 500 cub.m

From 1988 to 1998 there were restored enfilades from 17 halls with the total area 1 138 sq. m., the Voronikhin's Vestibule and the Parade Staircase, there were restored marble sculptures in the yard, the heating system was replaced and autonomous gas boiler-room was mounted and put into operation.
Total sum - 122 500 000 rubles (in prices of 1999).

III. Marble Palace,
area - 10 542 sq.m, volume - 95 137 cub.m

From 1991 to 1998 there were restored 34 halls with the total area 1 730 sq. m., there was fulfilled the facades' illumination, there were restored oak tambour and parade vestibule of the palace, there were restored halls of the former church for drawings and engravings funds, there was restored the clock pavillion including recreating of belfry and clock mechanism, there were repaired service rooms, cold water-supply system and fire water-pipe were reconstructed and gas boiler-room was mounted.
Total sum - 165 500 000 rubles (in prices of 1999).

IV. Michael's (Engineer's) Castle,
area - 21 735,8 sq.m, volume - 214 022 cub.m

From 1991 to 1998 there were restored enfilades from 34 parade halls with the total area 1 702 sq. m., there was restored church, there was conducted restoration repairs of the winding staircase, there was reconstructed the basement for photolaboratory, there were restored rooms of the cinema and photodocuments funds sector, the granite church porch was restored and bronze figures of Heracles and Flora near the castle's northern facade were cast and mounted, there were fitted two lifts for invalids and the gas boiler-room was set.
Total sum - 195 000 000 rubles (in prices of 1999).

Thus for the period from 1988 to 1998 the State Russian Museum has conducted the works on complex reconstruction, restoration and major repairs on the sum 1 115 500 000 rubles (in prices of 1999).