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Home » News » News » The Restored Monument of Tsar Osvoboditel (Tsar Liberator) Alexander II Exhibition shows the history, restoration and conservation of the Monument of Alexander II Emperor of Russia (1818 – 1881)
The Restored Monument of Tsar Osvoboditel (Tsar Liberator) Alexander II Exhibition shows the history, restoration and conservation of the Monument of Alexander II Emperor of Russia (1818 – 1881)
Pokolenie Humanitarian Foundation of Andrey Skoch, the Metropolitan Municipality and the Bulgarian Construction Chamber arranged a special exhibition in the National Museum of Archaeology under the title Restored Monument of Tsar Osvoboditel – Alexander II. The exhibition elucidates the history, restoration and conservation of the monument of Emperor Alexander II in Sofia and is dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the liberation of Bulgaria in 1878.
The monument is a work of the Italian sculptor Arnoldo Zocchi (1862 – 1940) and was set up in 1907 in honour of the Liberation of Bulgaria. It is an expression of gratitude of the Bulgarian nation to the Russian nation represented by Emperor Alexander II, and also a symbol of the Bulgarian freedom.
More than 300 photographs and artifacts trace the history of the Monument of Tsar Osvoboditel in Sofia and its overall restoration and conservation accomplished in 2012. The process of restoration and conservation began in August 2012. This is the first overall restoration of the monument after its inauguration 106 years ago.
Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of the Municipality of Sofia, opened the exhibition on January 22nd 2013.
The exhibition is open to public till March 7th 2013 in the National Museum of Archaeology in Sofia, Atanas Burov Square 1 (across the Presidency).