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 The PRO ARTE Foundation holds about 250 events annually. Those include lectures, master classes, exhibitions, concerts and conferences at PRP ARTE premises and in Peter and Paul Fortress, but also in other museums, galleries and concert halls in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Pertrozavodsk, Vyborg, and other Russian cities.

THE MUSEUM AND THE STATE International Conference

15.04.2010 - 17.04.2010

THE MUSEUM AND THE STATE International Conference


The State Hermitage Museum
The St. Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation for Culture and Arts
in collaboration with
Ther Ford Foundation
The Lykeion – Museum Arts and Projects Ltd


THE MUSEUM AND THE STATE
International Conference
15–17 April 2010
The Hermitage Theatre
International conference The Museum and the State devoted to topical issues of cooperation of museums with state institutions was held at the Hermitage Theater. It was arranged in continuation of a series of conferences, meetings and discussions of the leading representatives of museum community that have been arranged by the State Hermitage in the partnership with the St Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation since 2006.
The conference was attended by directors of the world’s leading museums, supervisors, administrators, representatives of city and Federal state institutions of ministries of Russia and foreign countries. Reports included in the session programme covered the most topical issues of museum development under conditions of modern economy and law. The following matters were brought up for discussion: museum economy, its activity and budget financing; the problem of preserving cultural heritage; the role of the state and the museum in reconstruction of museum buildings; replenishment of museum collections; state legislation and museum development.
Among the conference’s participants were the Federal Agency for Supervising the Observance of Laws in the Field of Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Russian Federation, the St. Petersburg Government, the Committee of the State Inspectorate for Preservation of Monuments, the RF Chamber of Accounts, the Victoria and Albert Museum, State Museums of Berlin, the Rijksmuseum, the Acropolis Museum, Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation, the Shanghai Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Peterhof State Reserve Museum, the Tsarskoye Selo State Reserve Museum, the Kerchensky Reserve Museum, the Ministry of Culture of the Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture of Italy, the Russian State Humanitarian University, the Kemerovsky Regional Museum of Visual Art, the Tsaritsyno State Historical Architectural Art and Landscape Reserve Museum.

PROGRAMME
April, 15, 2010

10.00 Opening session
Welcome by Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum
Welcome by Elena Kolovskaya, Director of the PRO ARTE Foundation
10.30 – 13.00 Morning session “Museum Economics”
Chair:
Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum

Ian Blatchford, Deputy Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Economic Freedom vs. Government Control: the British Compromise

Elena Kalnitskaya, Director-General, Peterhof State Museum-Reserve
The Fountain System of Peterhof: Existential Paradoxes

Olga Taratynova, Director of the “Tsarskoye Selo” State Museum-Reserve
Development of Museum-Reserves in the Current Situation: the Case of the “Tsarskoye Selo” State Museum-Reserve
11.40 – 13.00 Discussion
13.00 – 13.50 Break
13.50 – 15.30 Afternoon session
Chair:
Vera Dementieva, Head of the Committee for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, St. Petersburg Government

Cristina Acidini, Superintendant of the Florence Museums
Role of the State in the Museum Management: the Case of the State Museums in Florence

Ferdinando Spagnuolo, Managing Director of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation
The Role of Cultural Foundations in Italy: New Perspectives of Collaboration between Public and Private Institutions
14.40 – 15.30 Discussion

April, 16, 2010
10.00 – 12.00 Morning session “Preservation of Cultural Heritage”
Welcome by Alexander Kibovsky, Service Head of the Russian Federal Service for Monitoring Compliance with Cultural Heritage Protection Law
Chair:
Alexander Kibovsky, Service Head of the Russian Federal Service for Monitoring Compliance with Cultural Heritage Protection Law

Michael Eissenhauer, Director General of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
From the Altes Museum to the Humboldt-Forum. National Responsibility for Cultural Heritage

Vera Dementieva, Head of the Committee for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, St. Petersburg Government
Museums in Historic Buildings of St. Petersburg. Restoration and Reconstruction: a Possible Compromise

Angela Vinci, Architect of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation
Organization of Travelling Exhibitions as a Strategy for Valorization of Cultural Heritage: a Case Study
11.10 – 12.00 Discussion
12.00 – 13.00 Break
13.00 – 15.00 Afternoon session “Growth of Museum Collections”
Chair:
Ian Blatchford, Deputy Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Victor Faybisovich, Head of Acquisitions Department of the State Hermitage
The State Hermitage and the State: Growth of the Collection after the Fall of Monarchy

Wim Pijbes, Director of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The New Rijksmuseum

Zhou Yanqun, Chief of the Cultural Exchange Office, Shanghai Museum
Museum Development in Shanghai
14.10 – 15.00 Discussion

April, 17, 2010
10.00 – 11.10 Morning session “State Legislation and Museum Development”
Chair:
Georgy Vilinbakhov, Deputy Director of the State Hermitage Museum

Elena Kolovskaya, Director of the PRO ARTE Foundation
Between Museum and the State. Experience of One Small Charity Foundation

Marina Tsiguleva, Head of Law Department of the State Hermitage Museum
Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Federal Law 94

Anna Trofimova, Head of Department of Classical Antiquities and Secretary of the Committee for Constant Display, the State Hermitage Museum
Museum Projects and Achievements of New State Legislation. Russian Endowment
11.10 Round Table
Chair:
Georgy Vilinbakhov, Deputy Director of the State Hermitage Museum
13.00 Closing of the Conference



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