Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art

"Modern and Contemporary Art" section (October 3–4, The New Tretyakov):

In addition to the published conference program, a new presentation is included – by Mikhail Kamensky (independent researcher, Russia), "Jacques Lipchitz and Feliks Dzerzhinsky". The presentation is scheduled for "Russia and the West: Conventional Borders" session (October 3, 15:00–18:00).


"Western European Medieval Art" section (October 3, MSU Faculty of History):

The presentation by Andrey Egorov (Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia) "Prayers of the Magistrates: Typology and Decoration Program of German and Netherlandish Town Hall Chapels in the 14th–16th Centuries" is cancelled. 

Ivan Tuchkov (13 September 1956 — 22 September 2018)

Doctor of Art History, professor, dean of the Faculty of History at Lomonosov Moscow State University, chair of Art History Department, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, chairman of the organizing committee of Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art conference, teacher, colleague, friend and true scholar

Obituary on the website of MSU Faculty of History (in Russian)



AP2018 poster

Complete program of the conference with schedule of all sessions and presentations is now online. 


Opening of the conference — October 2, 13:30, Shuvalovsky Building of the MSU (27 building 4, Lomonosovsky Avenue).


Visitor registration is open through September 28.


Please note: to enter Shuvalovsky Building of the MSU, you will need to present your passport or other ID along with your participant or visitor badge. 

We have a few changes in the program of the conference: "Art of the Ancient World" panel is now scheduled for October 4, and "Theory of Art" panel – for October 5. You can find the updated schedule here

The full program of the conference will be published on September 20, 2018; also in September, registration of visitors and volunteers will be open via our website. 

If you haven't yet checked the status of your application, you can do it in your account.

If you are participating in the conference with a poster presentation, please send the text and illustrations for your poster to the Organizing Committee of the conference ( before August 1, 2018 (marking "poster" in the e-mail heading). You can find recommendations for preparing the posters on "How to apply" page.  

We wish you a great summer break and look forward to welcoming you in October at the MSU Faculty of History and the State Tretyakov Gallery!

The selection of papers for the 8th International Conference “Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art” is complete. From 546 applications for participation in different sections and round tables we have approved about a half.

The outcomes of the selection are available in your personal account. Please check the status of your application. Also please check the format (oral or poster presentation) and the section, as soon as they could have been changed.

Should your application be accepted for the conference as poster presentation, you will need to send the text and illustrations for your poster to the Organizing Committee of the conference through August 1, 2018 (via, note ‘poster’ in the email heading). In their reply, the editors will send you their comments and recommendations. See the recommendations for preparing the posters.

The preliminary program of the conference with the schedule of sections is already available.

The full program of the conference will be published on our website on September 20, 2018.

Thank you for your interest in our conference. We are looking forward to seeing you in October!