Pavlovsk is the outstanding palace-and-park complex of the late 18-th - early 19-th century, it was a summer residence of Emperor Paul I and his family. One of the largest landscape parks in Europe is laid out here. The palace-and-park ensemble has been being created during 50 years on the banks of the crooked Slavyanka River. The owners of the palace brought items for collections from their trips to Europe. Visiting the workshops of famous painters, they bought their paintings, furniture, bronze ware, silk tissues and porcelain. Russian portrait collection is exhibited in the museum together with the collection of paintings and drawings of Pavlovsk views.