Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art conference is an international academic forum held biannually by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg State University, supported by major Russian museums. The conference takes place alternately in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
The Conference IX is held October 26–31, 2020 in Saint Petersburg, with the State Hermitage Museum as partner museum.
The conference is dedicated to a wide range of issues related to history and theory of visual arts and architecture, conservation and interpretation of Russian and international cultural heritage, and interaction between academic science and museum experience. The chronological scope of this interdisciplinary forum spans from prehistoric era to contemporary stage. The conference welcomes art historians, archaeologists, museum practitioners, art conservators, philologists, culture theorists, and other humanities scholars whose research areas include architecture, visual and decorative arts.
The conference of 2020 focuses on the contemporary perception of historiography and art studies.