Rundāle Palace is one of Latvia’s greatest architectural monuments and is significant as a Baroque-era palace complex comprised of the palace itself, stables and park. It rises above the Zemgale plateau amidst an unblemished rural landscape, thus preserving the architect’s initial vision of an all-imposing palace as the centrepiece of the complex, a symbol of the power of its ruler, from which alleys stretch into infinity. Restoration works at the palace lasted from 1972 to 2014.

Photo: Rundāle Palace Museum

The philanthropic Teterev family has provided support for the renovation and operation of Rundāle Palace since 1997.  In turn, on 24 May 2010, philanthropists Boris and Ināra Teterev and the Rundāle Palace - Museum reached an agreement on the provision of major support for the completion of the decades’ long restoration works at the palace. Under the auspices of the “Rundāle Palace Restoration Completion Programme”, the Billiard Room was opened in 2011, the Duke’s restored second work cabinet was opened in 2013, and in 2014 the restoration process was completed with the opening to the public of the Duke’s library and the Great Gallery.

Also, the support is provided to the trilogy about Rundāle Palace through the ages created by Museum Director Imants Lancmanis.