In the Novodevichy convent in Moscow resumed restavracionnye work, interrupted during the regime of restrictions. This year the scaffolding will be removed, even with the nine objects of the architectural ensemble included in the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. The ancient monastery, founded nearly five centuries ago, returns to its former glory. Today the scope of the work performed was estimated by the mayor. It transforms one of the most beautiful monuments of Moscow?
White lace on a red brick canvas — the bell tower of the Novodevichy convent renovated inside and out, outside and inside. In the centre is an ancient mechanism bell hours, repaired by craftsmen.
the scale of the restoration works — they go in almost every building. Restore the interior of Smolensk Cathedral of the 16th century. For later layers, the experts found ancient paintings.
Restorers working in extreme conditions. Experts make the disclosure, determine the historic color murals and strengthen it. In these holes you have already entered a glutinous solution.
the Millimetre thin tool dust brush semnadtsatimetrovy iconostasis.
— We take cotton wool, make a flagellum, dip it in the universal solvent. Remove dirt, very carefully, to not damage the gold.
the iconostasis of the spirit Church is smaller, but the story of his unique, miraculously preserved during a fire. The tree is almost not affected.
the Monastery was founded by Vasily III in the early 16th century to commemorate the return of Smolensk, for two centuries was a prison for royalty. The Deputy chief of Department of technical supervision for art restoration work fgtu JEM Irina Tyapkina said:
— In the wards of Queen Mary Alekseevny, sister of Peter I, in the process of restoration were found fragments of frescoes on the wall. This work is quite unique, rare, unique very mAlo.
side by Side with restorers and builders working archaeologists. Replacement of communication turned into the excavations. The project had to change three times.
All work promised to be completed by the 500th anniversary of the monastery by 2024. Despite the forced break, intend to meet the deadline.
“we’ve got to resist and stay in time. Object restaurerede for several years. Of course you want to quickly was able to come here to pray, and on the tour,” — said the Minister of culture Olga Lyubimova.
“it is Evident that work has progressed. A huge number of objects either restored or is under restoration,” — said Sergey Sobyanin.
the monastery’s Landscaped promenade and Park, emerald carpet framing the jewel of Moscow Baroque — recognized heritage of all mankind.