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Monday, 07 April 2014 11:21

10 years of the amber room

The year 2013 marked the 10th anniversary of the completion of the work on the restoration of the Amber Room. Several million visitors had the opportunity to see the Room over this period and its popularity remains as strong as ever.

Published in History of amber

At the turn of the 17th and 18th cent. Baltic amber was gathered from Baltic beaches and fished out from the sea. The raw amber from the sea was usually very fine, while larger nuggets would crack during their journey to the seashore. For this reason large pieces were relatively far more rare and expensive than in the 20th century. This, in turn, is why early modern amber works of art had such a high status.

Published in History of amber
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:00

Alexander Zhuravlev's Murderers Sentenced

The court proceedings at the court in St. Petersburg lasted over a year and a half and in May 2011 ended in sentence for the murderers of Aleksander Zhuravlev - an outstanding amber antiques conservator, reviver of the Amber Chamber and creator of an entire range of contemporary pieces of art; as well as an unfailing friend for Polish amber makers.
Published in Information
Saturday, 23 January 2010 14:12

The Amber Chamber – Exploration Works

According to Sergei Trifonow, Russian historian and lecturer, the Amber Chamber is still in Kalinigrad – informs portal www.interia.pl. Currently the exploration works are being carried out there, to verify his theory.
Published in Information