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“Treasures of Podgoretsky Castle”

Exhibition March 21 − August 1, 2017
Lviv National Gallery of Art named after Boris Voznytsky presents a large-scale and significant exhibition "Treasures of the Pidhirtsi Castle". Pictures and objects of art that used to decorate the "Galician Versailles" - this is what the Pidhirtsi Castle was called during its heyday - were taken from the storerooms, where they had been hidden for about 70 years, and were presented to the general public for the first time.

The exhibition curators have collected more than 200 exhibits - from paintings to interior items. Picturesque canvases do not accompany the usual plaques with the names of artists, but miraculously preserved exhibits are truly unique. Spectators have not seen the masterpieces of the collection of the Pidhirtsi Castle since the establishment of the Soviet power here in 1939, when the private museum of Prince Sangushko, which was working at that time in the castle, was closed, and the buildings were transferred to the Lviv Historical Museum. After the Second World War, the castle was plundered; later, a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients was arranged in the palace building. The restoration of the palace complex began only in 1997 and continues to this day.

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Photo: ji-magazine.lviv.ua, dyvys.info