Attention of everyone who can offer help for the reconstruction of
the Mansion of the Lopukhins which houses the Museum of Nicholas Roerich
The International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) was organized to preserve and popularize the cultural heritage of the Roerich family. The ICR committed itself to reconstruct its premises – The Mansion of the Lopukhins that is a cultural and historical monument of the XVII-XIX centuries. Svetoslav Roerich had chosen this mansion for the Museum of Nicholas Roerich himself. The reconstruction is financed from public donations and funds of the ICR under approved project estimate documentation. All work is carried out at the highest level of quality with thorough scientific approach. By now, the ICR has restored the mansion, the outhouse, the historic fence of the mansion, and the engineering infrastructure of the complex; part of the outside territory has been improved. Still, in order to achieve the architectural unity of the mansion’s ensemble, a XVII-century front porch has to be reconstructed, the improvement of the outside territory has to be completed, as well as much work has to be done to erect the coach-house and part of the outhouse. The new premises will house a conference-hall, the optical theatre, youth creative studios and a new exhibition hall of the museum. Thus, it will provide the Centre-Museum with better facilities for the fulfillment of the dream of Svetoslav Roerich, the founder of the museum.
The estimated time for the restoration of the coach-house and the outhouse is two years. It has been planned to commission the site by the end of 2006.
The International Centre of the Roerichs appeals to everyone who highly esteems the ideas of the Roerichs to support the activities of the ICR for the reconstruction of the cultural and historic monument of the XVII-XIX centuries The Mansion of the Lopukhins, and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Roerich Pact, the first international treaty for the preservation of cultural heritage, by a valuable contribution to the world culture.
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