Last week we visited Vienna. We also had a private view at Palais Rasumofsky where collection Sanziany is located.
In the beginning of 19th century, Palais Rasumofsky was built close to the city center of Vienna for the Russian of Alexander I in Austria – Count Andrey Kyrillovich Razumovsky. The building itself was also very important for the Viennese Congress, which took place in this time period. During that time, Fürst Rasumofsky was not the ambassador any more, but the envoy of the Tsar of Russia. He was taking part in the negotiations, and nearly every second day, there was a big party. This building was also considered very modern at the time, because of its classic architecture.
The palace passed through several hands during the next several decades. The great gardens surrounding the palace were sold for private apartments and houses. The building was heavily damaged during WWI. After the war, the building was repaired and renovated. When Adrian Riklin and his partner Antonis Stachel took over this building, it was a ruin, and, together with architect Johannes Baar-Baarenfels, they totally renovated it. The goal was, on the one hand, for it to be their private museum, but on the other hand, to follow his (Rasumofsky’s) thinking with the restoration, to design something on the limit of technological and modern posibilities.
Collection SANZIANY, at the Palais Rasumofsky, is one of the biggest private museums in Austria. Adrian Riklin and his partner Antonis Stachel share their home with more than 2.000 works of art and are famous for the most entertaining guided tours. See our photogallery and learn more about this amazing art collection.