Pushkin Museum Expansion Backed by President Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will be donating $170 million to the Pushkin Art Museum over the next three years.  

From Bloomberg News:

‘President Medvedev has been deeply involved in getting this support, for which we are very grateful,’ Irina Antonova, the museum’s director, said in an interview. The money, given over three years, ‘will help us expand and reconstruct the museum as part of plans to mark our centenary in 2012.’

The new space planned by Foster will be used for more exhibition space, conservation laboratories, state-of-the-art storage, a library and rooms for classical music concerts.”

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Author: Barry O'Keefe

Artist/printmaker from Richmond, Va

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