Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art

emblem2020 300Actual 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.

The thematic bloc of the International conference “Art and Culture of the Middle Ages: Heritage and Perspectives of Comprehension” was funded by RFBR, project number 20-012-22040.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held on schedule in both live and online formats. Foreign participants were kindly invited to present their reports in online format.The connection to the online broadcast was provided by the St. Petersburg State University.

 The schedule is based on Moscow time.

Dear colleagues, we ask you to pay attention to the fact that in many countries on October 25, the transition to winter time is carried out. Please note the difference in time zones!