Restoration work has begun on a photo gallery at Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace, often in the backdrop of the king’s official visits and receptions, and usually contains some of his most famous vintage master paintings.
The palace is undergoing a 10-year raft to replace dangerous electrical wiring and boilers and renovate other aging structures, at a cost of about 0 370 million (49 494 million) and will be completed in 2027.
As part of this work, the 200-year-old roof of the Picture Gallery will be replaced, and for the first time in nearly 45 years, all paintings, including those of Canalito, Vermeer and Rembrandt, have been removed. Buckingham Palace said on Monday. .
“Their removal marks the end of months of planning between the reserve program management office and the Royal Collection Trust,” Mahal said.
“These works have been widely recognized as a feature of the Royal Collection and are now expected to go to the public gallery at the Queen’s Gallery for about 65 years.”
One of the palace’s most important state rooms, the Photo Gallery, was built in 1820 by George IV. ..Reuters