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Georgian State Musem of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography also referred as Art Palace; (Georgian: საქართველოს თეატრის, მუსკის, კინოსა და ქორეოგაფიის სახელმწიფო მუზეუმი) is situated in Tbilisi,Georgia; Krgareteli Street #6; former Graph Oldenburg's Palace. Museum is open every day, except Monday.

  1. Museum Structure Museum has the following departments: Manuscript Department, Library and Rare Books Fund, Photo Fund, CD and Phono-Audio Fund, Posters Fund, Memorial and Artifacts Fund, Figurative Art's Fund, Sculpture Fund.
  2. Museum Palace History

Museum Palace History

Building, where Museum is situated, was built in 1895 by Paul Stern on the left bank of Kura (Mtkvari) River. During the 19th Century this place was called Garden Street; because there was nice garden built by Germans, gadren belnger to France Tilell, Austrian noble. His daughter Emilia ordered to P. Stern to build a palace in 1985. But then building was bought by Constantin Peter Oldenburg (1850-1906) and he changed palace for his fiance Agraphina Djapharidze_Dadiani. Constantin Oldenburg met this woman in Kutaisi, she was a wife of Tariel Dadiani, Georgian noble. Despite of traditions in 19th Century Georgia he fell in love with her and finally they ran from Kutaisi to Tbilisi where she was living in above mentioned palace. Later in this palace was living Andria Dadiani, world known chess-player, and Achille Murat, Andria's brother-in-law.
Palace style is mix of "Brick Gothic" and islamic architecture. Castle-styled building has terraces, which is unusual for this style, furthermore it has triumphal stone hand-rail, centered bastion with steep roofing, and three storey tower with secret room. The combination of different ornaments and columns on frontier facade gives unusual Gothic look to palace. In the 1900s some more rooms were added from the South, some sources talk that for a while architect Alexander Rogoisk was working on this palace. Finally, during the 40th of 20th Century, unknown Soviet Architect lengthened palace with three-storey building, this new space on frontier repeats ornamentations of the old palace, thus it look as organic part of whole construction. On bastion there is coat of arms with an image of Monoceros (horse with horn). This mythological animal is used in different cultures, like Scotland, England, Canada, Ivan the Terrible of Russia's throne and by the sources Ioane Batonishvili it was used in medieval Georgia as well: king David IV the Builder was using it as part of royal symbols. Monoceros symbolizes purity and spiritual cleaniness and in ancient Greece and Rome was considered as real animal.



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