The Fabergé Museum is the first privately owned museum in Russia opened on November 19 in 2013 in the Shuvalov Palace.
Founders: cultural and historical foundation Link of Times was established in 2004 with the aim of repatriating items of cultural significance to Russia.
In 2004, The Link of Times Foundation purchased a one of a kind collection of works of the great jeweler Carl Fabergé, which had been collected by Malcolm
Forbes. Since then, the foundation has been collecting Russian works of decorative and fine art and has amassed more than 4,000
The Link of Times foundation began restoring the Shuvalov Palace, located on the embankment of the Fontanka River, in 2006. In about 7 years the historic appearance of the palace was reconstructed and adapted for use as a museum. In fact, this was the first comprehensive restoration in the entire 200-year history of the palace.
Today, the Shuvalov Palace is again one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg, a historical monument, and tourist attraction.
The most valuable items in the collection of Faberge Museum are the nine Imperial Easter Eggs created by Fabergé for the last two Russian emperors - Alexander III and Nicholas II.
Each of them is a masterpiece of jewelry and art, as well as a unique historical monument related to the reign and personal life of monarchs.