Venus Khvoshchinsky exhibited again after conservation

Venus Khvoshchinsky is one of the best objects of the Pushkin State Museum’s antique collection. The sculpture survived in fragments: the head and both arms are missing; the legs were not completely preserved.

When it got to the Pushkin Museum’s workshop its state required comprehensive conservation: it had to be reinstalled on new piers, the base had to be replaced, discoloured fillings removed, the losses again, the bottom fragment of the right leg had to be re-attached, the object needed to be consolidated.

Conservators from Grabar conservation centre and the State institute for conservation took part in the project. Currently, our visitors can see the results of the work in main building of the museum.