Tuesday, 27 December 2016 15:25
I am sending you my best season's greetings and special wishes for a prosperous and happy 2017!
All the best to you and your beloved,
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 15:24
Although after my return from Russia I started to work a lot and did not write to you, I have had you in my mind, repeating memories of the experiences from SPB, and telling my family and to my friends how magnificent my stay in Peterburg was due to you. Your great hospitality, worm friendship and an excellent organisation, are something that I'll remember for a long time. To you and your families I wish a Happy New Year and a Marry Christmass, peace, good health and all the joy one would wish to the people so good and so friendly like you are.
With love and friendly salutes from Serbia,
Giovanna Perini Folesani
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 15:22
Dear colleagues and friends,
while reciprocating my best season's greetings, let me express my
sadness and condolensce for yesterday's terrible air crash where so
many members of the Army's choir died. These times are very dire and
we should all be terribly grateful for what Russia has done and is
doing in Syria. Politics must be brainy and brawny: yours is both.
Please accept my personal gratitude and sympathy
Giovanna Perini Folesani
Monday, 26 December 2016 09:39
I am so pleased to have been able to present my research during 26 years about The Gotlandic history which is the history of the Varangians, the al-Rus' and the unique Gotlandic churches with Macedonian Renaissance art.This is not possible to study at Swedish universities. The early Gotlandic history is the Russian rivers. There we have a common history
Friday, 13 November 2015 13:24
I wanted to thank Organizing Committee for all of the hard work and beautiful organization of this signficicant conference. The success of the 6th Actual Problems of Theory and History of art is a result of interesting communications, prolific discussions, international contacts that have been established, and, above all, because the event was held in atmosphere of mutual respect and sharing of experiences. Hope to meet you again next year!
Saturday, 08 August 2015 20:37
This big conference was organized with care, attention and intelligence. We were hosted in comfort, the conference spaces were spectacular, the food excellent and the visits and activities varied and interesting. The trip to Novgorod was outstanding. Even the weather was good: cold but sunny and with a beautiful northern light. Great Russian hospitality was matched by an authentic desire to communicate with foreign scholars, exchange opinions and ideas, explain the research in art history that is currently being done in Russia and follow papers given in foreign languages. The simultaneous translations provided for plenary sessions, and remarkable linguistic capabilities on the part of the organizers and most Russian scholars made it possible to have real scholarly exchanges. It was my first time in Russia. This excellent experience makes me want to follow it up with other visits and look for opportunities to keep up the friendly exchanges started in Saint Petersburg with such stimulating and lively scholars.
Rev'd Dr Allan Doig
Monday, 15 June 2015 13:13
The 2014 Conference in St Petersburg was magnificent in its organisation, hospitality and sense of occasion. To provide such a clear structure coordinating a very large number of contributions was a masterpiece of planning. The hospitality was extremely helpful in smoothing all the practicalities of the days. Finally, the tone of the occasion was set by the exuberance of the fireworks and the richness of the Hermitage collections. What is so important about all that was the way it created a wonderfully fruitful context for fostering collegial exchange and friendship. Congratulations to our hosts.
Friday, 12 June 2015 18:28
The conference “Actual problems of theory and history of art” has become one of the key moments of each academic year for me. High level of presentations, wide range of academics, interesting after events – all that makes the conference a decent basis for prolific discussions and professional development. I would like to stress amazing work of the organisers and volunteers and their equal abilities of solving all sorts of problems from accommodating guests to editing the catalogues. Conference’s compendiums are on a very high level and are included into the RINTs elibrary, which is very important for young researchers.
Sunday, 31 May 2015 10:32
I would like to say many thanks for the amazing organisation of the conference. It was not my first time to take part in the conference, but every year I get only positive vibes from the main theme, invited speakers, quality of presentations, catalogues and after events! I wish you to keep on with this great project! Thank you
Thursday, 28 May 2015 22:54
Undoubtedly, this was the key cultural event of last year. Thanks to the high level of this conference, we can touch on the most crucial problems in art, discuss them and try to form a new vision and new approaches to presenting the study of art. A particular advantage is the opportunity to discuss this on the international level, which gives the opportunity to recognize and feel understood by scholars of distant cultures.