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/ Main / News / Restoration of the monument to Duke and Laocoon sculpture group to begin


Placed: 15.11.2006 15:37:47

Restoration of the monument to Duke and Laocoon sculpture group to begin

Tomorrow, the first-order repair-restoration works of the monument to duke de Richelieu (Duke) and Laocoon sculpture group will begin. The project is planned to be completed until the New Year’s Eve.

Tomorrow, the first-order repair-restoration works of the monument to duke de Richelieu (Duke). The Duke restoration permission was signed by The State National and Cultural Heritage Service head Nikolay Kucheruk.
The works are planned to be completed until the New Year’s Eve.
For the weather condition not to hinder the restoration, a tent is installed around the monument. It will be supplied with electricity by “Odessa city lighting” CE (“Odesgorsvet”).
As it was announced by Odessa city culture heritage objects protection department head Vladimir Meshcheryakov, the main problem is to find the qualified specialists. As a result, the “Arfide” CLL from Kiev, which has a license for restoration works with stone and bronze, became the contractor of the repair-restoration works of the monument to Duke de Richelieu. This company is well-known for its carrying out works in Odessa Opera Theater.
The specialists of “Arfide” CLL will have to make a bronze piece for the pedestal, close the transparent holes on the monument’s back, carry out a revision and restoration of the granite foundation. The only thing not to be restored is the face board, on which a writing is carved in gold in amalgamating way (with quicksilver steam). Because of such technology not being in use at the time being, the scientific-methodical council in the Regional cultural heritage objects protection department decided to define the face board’s fate later.

According to V. Meshcheryakov’s estimation, the cost of the repair-restoration work of the monument to Duke is to be approximately 100 000 UAH. The restoration documentation was provided by the “Conrest” State establishment (“Conservation and Restoration”) from Kiev.
Cultural heritage objects protection department is appointed to the post of restoration and capital repair works of Duke sculpture, “Laocoon” composition near the Archaeological museum, “Lion and Lioness” composition in the City Garden customer. The Lions’ restoration in the City Garden has already been successfully completed. These works’ cost was approximately 200 000 UAH.
In the nearest future, the “Laocoon” sculpture group restoration works will begin. It is planned to spend approximately 50 000 UAH to restore it. At the time being, the preparatory works are being carried out. A tent analogous to the one around the monument to Duke is to be installed round this monument.

 

The monument to Odessa city first administrator Armand Emmanuel du Plessier duke de Richelieu was manufactured in St.-Petersburg and opened in Odessa on April, 22, 1828.
The sculpture was supervised by Ivan Martos.
The pedestal was executed by the architect Avraam Melnikov.
Granite was brought from Voznesensk, and the pink granite was presented by the landowner from Kherson Skaroninskiy.
 
 
 
 
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