THE ARMOURY CHAMBER GALLERY

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The necessity of erecting a new building for storing valuable state treasures maintained by the Workshop and the Armoury appeared in the mid-18th century due to the acute shortage of space to accommodate them. Ancient artefacts of everyday royal life, including regalia, arms and armour, gold- and silverware, were kept in unsuitable rooms; many of the items had no attribution and were not listed. The construction lasted from 1756 till 1764. Unfortunately, the Armoury Chamber gallery was completely dismantled in 1771-1772 because of preparations for building a new Kremlin Palace, according to V.I. Bazhenov’s project.

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