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  • The Art and Science of Museums

    The Art and Science of Museums

    The program “The Art and Science of Museums” is hosted by the Hermitage Educational Center in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Program Dates: June 17 - July 7, 2018 Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 Cost: $3,995 Includes: Tuition, dormitory accommodation, insurance, Russian visa, airport transfers, transcript of studies.

    Russia’s rich cultural heritage is complimented by a unique emphasis that Russians place on history and education. This has helped Russia produce one of the world’s most extensive museum systems, one well-known not only for impressive collections but also thematic versatility, multiplicity of display modes, and sheer number of institutions. With private and public support, many of Russia’s museums are being modernized and new museums are being established. Russians have also supported this as some of the world’s most avid museum enthusiasts.

    The Art and Science of Museums seeks to understand the Russian museum phenomenon and covers wide subject matter. Topics include: the history of collecting, the “museumification” of historic and cultural sites, museum operations (e.g. storage facilities, restoration labs, exhibition curation, education, and development), integration of technology and interactivity, and museum educational work.

    The Art and Science of Museums is for students looking to understand how cultural and historical heritage can be best preserved and transmitted. Over an intensive three weeks in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia, we will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Hermitage Museum, and explore a plethora of others including educational museums at schools of higher learning, scientific museums, museums of ethnography, memorial apartment museums, literary museums, political history museums, and more.

    For more information and how to apply, please visit:

  • OPP: CEC ArtsLink, St. Petersburg, Russia

    April 1 - December 31, 2018

    The ArtsLink Back Apartment Residency program provides opportunities for international artists and curators to conduct research, create new work, collaborate with the local arts community, and create special projects in St. Petersburg, Russia. Each month residency is individually designed to enable visiting artists and curators to learn about the Russian arts community, develop their own work, and share information about their work and other cultures with local audiences.

    The ArtsLink Back Apartment invites artists and curators interested in learning about contemporary art in Russia and building relationships with the local arts community. Though preference is given to artists and curators working in the fields of socially engaged art and public art, artists working in other fields are also welcome to apply.

    CEC ArtsLink currently funds residencies by artists and curators from the United States. CEC ArtsLink will provide international travel, visa support (if needed), accommodation, and per diem. Artists from other countries are welcome to apply, but will need to seek financial support to cover their expenses. CEC ArtsLink will provide lodging at the residency space.

    Interested artists and curators can apply by completing the on-line application form. Applications will be available online from October 23 and accepted until December 15, 2017 (for residencies between April 1 and December 31, 2018, the residency is closed in August).

    Duration of the Residency for artists is 1 month, and for curators is 7-10 days. Back Apartment Residency Awards will be announced by February 1, 2018.

    For more information, please contact Liza Matveeva, Residency Coordinator at and check our website:

    The CEC ArtsLink Back Apartment Residency program is funded by the Kettering Family Philanthropies and Trust for Mutual Understanding

  • ANN: MA degree programs in Russian Cultural History and the Arts

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MA degree programs in Russian Cultural History and the Arts

    The European University at Saint-Petersburg (EUSP) is calling out to open minds interested in all aspects of Russian Culture and Russian Arts. Join our one-year or two-year international Master’s degree programs in Russian Cultural History and the Arts. EUSP means:
    o Private graduate school in Russia
    o Top research university for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    o MA degree in 1 or 2 years
    o Language of instruction - English
    o 3:1 student/faculty ratio
    o Individual guidance and personal attention
    o 24/7 staff assistance in English
    o Life and study experience in St. Petersburg

    Please select your program:
    MARCA: one-year intensive program ($12 200)
    International MA in Russian Cultural History and the Arts (MARCA) – intensive one-year Master’s degree program with a focus on Russian cultural history and a comprehensive view on Russian literature, theatre, fine arts, ideology and religion.

    MARCA Plus: two-year program ($17 200)
    International MA in Russian Cultural History and the Arts (MARCA Plus) in terms of courses is similar to one-year MARCA program but gives students more time for

    • internship in State Hermitage museum or any cultural institution of your choice;
    • 2 years of Russian language learning;
    • in-depth research and thesis writing.

    An intensive Russian language course is available as part of each program’s curriculum and can be taken for credit.

    Our students
    This academic year, students from Azerbaijan, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and the USA enjoy the international atmosphere of our campus in the heart of St. Petersburg - the cultural capital of Russia.

    Selected MARCA courses:
    o From Icon to Avant-Garde: A Survey of Russian Art through the Centuries
    o Intellectual History of Russian Modernism
    o St. Petersburg in Russian Literature
    o Empire, State, Building: Architecture as a Mirror of Russian Politics
    o Defining Russia Musically
    o The Golden Age of Russian Theatre: History, Experiments, Perspectives
    o Russia between East and West: Geo-Political Models and their Cultural Contexts
    o Russian Religious Culture
    o Theatre Lab & Museum Lab

    MARCA Plus program starts once a year at the beginning of September.
    MARCA program starts twice a year. The fall semester starts at the beginning of September. The spring semester starts at the beginning of February. You may choose whichever start date serves you better.

    Application deadlines:
    Admissions continue on a rolling basis. Due to a somewhat lengthy Russian study visa-issuing process we ask that prospective students send the completed application form no later than
    April 30, 2016 - for the fall 2016 semester
    October 30, 2016 - for the spring 2017 semester

    How to apply:
    Your application package should include:
    o A completed Application form
    o Scanned copy of your Passport
    o Scanned copy of your Bachelor’s degree diploma (or documentation that proves you will receive your diploma this year)
    o Scanned copy of your Academic Transcript
    o Your statement of purpose (no more than 500 words)
    o Two letters of recommendation
    o Your CV/Resume

    You may apply online or send the documents listed above, including a scanned transcript of studies, by e-mail to Please ask your references to e-mail their recommendation letters directly to the same address.

    EUSP is the first private graduate school in Russia. The mission of the University is to facilitate the professional development of highly-qualified specialists, and to enable those specialists to fulfill their creative and scholarly potential on the basis of international experience and cooperation. EUSP is committed to the integration of Russian scholarship with scholarship in Europe, America, and Asia.

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    St. Petersburg, May 16-18, 2016, Institute of Russian Literature at the Russian Academy of Science (The Pushkin House), Makarov Embankment, 4.

    The Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House, Russian Academy of Sciences), the State Hermitage Museum, the Russian Museum, and the Prigov Foundation announce the 6th International Prigov Symposium to be held in St. Petersburg, May 16-18, 2016. The encyclopedia and encyclopedic knowledge is the central theme of this symposium. Since the Enlightenment, the main means of imparting the human knowledge a systemic character, the encyclopedia has been reconsidered by the 20th century’s thinkers as a utopian discourse and as a vehicle of imaginary worlds. This reinterpretation of the encyclopedia triggered the need to systematize creative and scholarly approaches in search of the perfect language (to use Umberto Eco’s formula). Seen in this context, Prigov’s oeuvre represents possibilities of the language and various media in the production of universalizing discourses, each displaying encyclopedic ambition to embrace the entire world. We invite papers focusing on Prigov’s treatment of the encyclopedic discourse and discussing his interpretation of relationships between the word and the image, expansion of genres into various medial spheres, as well as Prigov’s global life-long creative project, which by itself constitutes the “encyclopedia of the Russian life”.

    Presenters are allocated 20 minutes each + 5 min. for comments and questions after each presentation.

    Papers will be presented in Russian and English.

    A limited number of travel grants of up to $500 are available upon admission to the conference program. Accommodation for 3 nights will be provided and partially covered.

    Please send your abstract (300 words) and a short bio to

    The deadline is April 10, 2016.

    On behalf of the Symposium organizing committee,
    Natalia Semenova,
    Secretary of the committee

  • Opportunities: Studienreise: Russische Avantgarde

    Das Deutsche Forum für Kunstgeschichte in Paris (DFK) bietet in Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Historischen Institut in Moskau (DHI) mit Unterstützung der Europäischen Universität in Sankt-Petersburg eine Studienreise an:
    Moskau und Sankt Petersburg, May 22 - 28, 2016
    „Russische und westeuropäische Avantgarde in Moskau und Sankt-Petersburg um 1900“ Deadline: Feb 15, 2016