In November this year, an exhibition dedicated to the Romanov dynasty will open in the restored state rooms of the Mikhailovsky Castle.
"Work is well under way. These are wonderful ceremonial halls - the Throne, Arabesque, the chambers of Naryshkin and Kutaisov, the chamber-maid of honor Protasova. There will be an exposition dedicated to the history of the Romanov dynasty," Vladimir Gusev, general director of the Russian Museum, told reporters.
Also, restoration work is currently underway in the Voskresensky, Heraldic, Pre-Throne and Great Throne Rooms of the Mikhailovsky Castle. Note that these premises were not previously available to visitors. In addition, four large-format canvases dedicated to significant events in Russian history will again decorate the walls of one of the halls.
TASS reports that these are paintings by John Atkinson and Grigory Ugryumov, which were created for the Mikhailovsky Castle by order of Paul I, but were removed from the walls after the refurbishment of premises for departmental institutions back in the 19th.