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  • Historian Sergey Kuznetsov on the Stroganovs, Their Connection to ITMO, and History of Entrepreneurship in Russia

    Recently, an exhibition called “A Forgotten Russian Patron. The Collection of Count Pavel Sergeevich Stroganov” has opened at the State Hermitage Museum. It features paintings, sculptures, photographs and other exhibits collected by the scion of the dynasty. One of the most influential aristocratic families in Russia, the Stroganovs were veritable pioneers and innovators in the field of technologies and education. One of ITMO University’s campuses (that on Tchaikovsky St.) is based on the dynasty’s former ancestral home. ITMO.NEWS sat down with Sergey Kuznetsov, a historian and staff member at the Russian Museum and leading researcher of the Stroganov family, to talk about the exhibition and the university’s participation in the preservation of the dynasty’s vast collections.


  • Useful (and Not) Apps for Exploring St. Petersburg

    Getting around? Diving into history? Experiencing it like a local? Here're some apps to download for your trip to Russia. 


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 19-20

    This weekend is packed with all sorts of art exhibitions to fit any taste, so pick the one you like most or mix it all up!


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 12-13

    Get lost in a surrealistic dream at the Lumiere Hall creative space, learn about the way people used to celebrate New Year in the Soviet Union, listen to jazz music at one of the most peculiar cathedrals in the city and catch the latest fashion exhibition: here is what’s on our list to do in St. Pete this weekend!


  • St. Petersburg’s Architectural Gems: Classicism

    The end of the 18th century saw the decline of Baroque architecture and the rise of a new style, Classicism. The brightly colored, wedding-cake buildings of the olden style were replaced by sophisticated designs inspired by the elegance and poise of the Classical Antiquity. St. Petersburg, too, was engulfed in this Europe-wide architectural vogue, which resulted in a wealth of architectural masterpieces.


  • State Hermitage Photographer Yuri Molodkovets on Running an Instagram for World-Famous Museum

    Russian photographer Yuri Molodkovets, who runs the official Instagram of the State Hermitage Museum, gave an open lecture for ITMO University’s Science Communication Center. He spoke about his duties as a museum photographer, the unknown challenges of his work, and his experience of running an Instagram for one of the world’s largest museums. ITMO.NEWS provides a short summary of his lecture.


  • ITMO University Launches Russia's First Art&Science Program in English

    Starting with the next academic year, ITMO University launches Russia's first Art&Science program in English which will combine the resources of the university's laboratories and competencies of leading Russian and international art specialists. The program will be conducted in English, with  involvement  of guest lecturers. Its graduates will have the opportunity to apply their new skills in such fields as contemporary art, art entrepreneurship, development of high-tech art projects, museum and exhibition management, and different other fields that only start to emerge on the market. The program will be supervised by Dimitri Ozerkov, a Russian art expert and head of the Department of Contemporary Art at the State Hermitage Museum. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, he expanded on the program's content and features.


  • Fourth Session of Hermitage’s Art&Science Project: Laser Technologies and Interactive Art Installations

    The "Art&Science: Art, Science, Museum" project took place in the Hermitage on February 18th. The headliners of this session were physicist Paraskevi Pouli from Greece and American artist Ken Renaldo.


  • Third Session of Hermitage’s Art&Science Project: How Air Harms Paintings and Why Would One Make a Mold of Grass?

    Why paintings dull and cover with cracks? Can scientists help artists in creating art? These are only few of the questions brought up by the lecturers of the "Art&Science: Art, Science, Museum" project conducted at the State Hermitage Museum. For those who missed the chance to visit the event, we publish the main ideas brought up by the lecturers.


  • The Art&Science Cluster Opens Its Doors

    Recently ITMO University initiated the Art&Science Cluster. Created thanks to the interaction of specialists from different areas and fields like science, education, culture, business and art, this "innovative environment" will meet the requirements of the modern world. Read how experts in such dissimilar fields plan to work side by side.


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