Our Museum has to temporarily close the Cameron Gallery for visiting.
This heavy-heart decision is taken because of the lately increased cases of vandalism at the Gallery's Colonnade with bronze busts of the eighteenth century. One of the recent cases happened in July, when the Dying Alexander was “inadvertently overturned” by an underage visitor.
Installed on the orders of Catherine the Great, the old bronze busts at the Catherine Park's iconic landmark often suffer from being “rubbed for luck” by visitors, as well as from other actions perpetrated for "cute selfies".
The Colonnade can now be observed from the Staircase with the Hercules and Flora statues or from the Hanging Garden.