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Pushkin Museum gets a New Director

Today it was announced that the unflagging Irina Antonova – up until this moment the oldest large-museum director in the world and also now the Chief Curator for Moscow’s Museums under the Ministry of Culture – has stepped down from … Continue reading

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Restitution in the News: The Met’s return of two Cambodian Sculptures may aid Antonova

Last week, we reported how newly-appointed Chief Curator of Russian Museums Irina Antonova did not waste time, promptly petitioning Putin (on national TV, no less) to consider re-establishing the¬†Museum of Modern Western Art. Originally founded in 1919, and 1923, the … Continue reading

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Feeling Philanthropic (Sort of): Major Changes on the way for Russian Art Museums?

On April 11, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky named Irina Antonova – director of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts since 1961 – as Chief Curator of Russian Museums. While at 91 years old¬†(far and away the world’s oldest director … Continue reading

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