Project “The Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde”

Karl Eimermacher

professor of Slavic studies, director of the Lotman Institute of Russian and Soviet Culture, Ruhr University Bochum
Yevgeni Barabanov
art historian, specialist in the history of philosophy and theology. From 1992 on а visiting professor of the Lotman Institute of Russian and Soviet Culture, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany; from 1996 on director of the Institute of European Culture, Moscow
Alexander Borovsky
art historian and critic, head of the Latest Trends Department, State Russian Museum

John E. Bowlt
professor of Slavic languages and literature, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; director, the Institute of Modern Russian Culture (IMRC), Los Angeles 

Irina I. Golubkina-Vrubel 
philologist and journalist, editor of the Zerkalo (Mirror) illustrated monthly, since 1971 resident of Israel

Donald Kuspit
art history professor, State University of New York, Cornell University professor

Vitaly Patsiukov
art historian, curator of exhibitions and author of alternative art projects inside and outside Russia, in 1995 director of foreign projects, the International Malevich Foundation  

Alla Rosenfeld
curator of Russian and Non-conformist Soviet art, Zimmerby Art Museum, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Regina Khidekel
art historian and curator, prepares exhibitions for American museums,  lectures on Russian art and contributes to American and international art publications

Project “Ode to Joy: Russian and Soviet Porcelain from The Yuri Traisman Russian Art Foundation”

Alexander Borovsky
PhD, Head of the Department of Contemporary Art at the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Donald Kuspit
Professor of Art History at the State University of New York,  Stony Brook, and Andrew Dixon White Professor of Art at Large, Cornell University

Karen Kettering
Sotheby’s Vice President, Russian Works of Art, New York

Elvira Sametskaya
Deputy Director of the All-Russia State Museum for Applied  and  Folk Art, author of Monographs “Soviet Porcelain of the 1920s and 1930s in St. Petersburg Private Collections”, “Soviet Agitation Porcelain”, Moscow

Natalia Sipovskaya
PhD, Senior research Fellow at the State Institute of History of Art, Executive secretary of the Federal Editorial project “The History of Russian Art” (22 volumes), Editor-in-Chief of Russian Art Almanac “Pinakotheke”, Author of the Monograph “Porcelain in XVIII century Russia”, Moscow

Olga Sosnina
PhD, Curator of the Exhibition Project “Gifts to Soviet Leaders” (State Museums of Moscow Kremlin), Coordinator of  the Perspective Exhibition Programs at  the National Park and Museum “Tsaritsyno”, Moscow

Elena Smirnova
Senior research Fellow at the State Historical Museum, Curator of the Department of Ceramics and Glass, Moscow