A competition with limited participation for the restoration of the Battle of Borodino fragment panorama was announced on the Moscow Mayor official website. When choosing a winner of the competition, special attention will be paid to the most experienced restorers.
When restoring the “Horse Riders” fragment, performers will have to process the canvas, remove dirt, strengthen the paint and recreate the lost elements of the picture, as well as transport the exhibit and provide its security. The initial maximum contract price is almost one and a half million rubles.
According to the head of the city’s department for competition policy, Ivan Shcherbakov, the winner of the competition must be qualified and have experience in the execution of such kind of contracts. They also take into account financial resources and special equipment used during the restoration.