St. Petersburg and Moscow: Workshop for Museum Professionals

Study Abroad

This intensive program for museum professionals will start in St. Petersburg, a home to many outstanding museums and an architecture museum in its own right. The anchor of the program is the preeminent State Hermitage Museum, where the group will spend three full days attending wide-ranging tutorials in the museum galleries, at the Hermitage storage and a restoration lab, meeting with Hermitage curators and educators. The group will then move to the State Peterhof Museum Preserve to explore this extraordinarily rich and rapidly developing complex that includes thirty-two museums. The survey of multiple museums of Peterhof and Oranienbaum will focus on the matters of preservation, restoration, maintenance, traditional and innovative display and public activities of the museum complex. The program will continue in Moscow where the group will get introduced to the Moscow Kremlin and its museums, to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, the heart of the developing Museum Quarter, and to the Grabar Art Restoration Center. The program completes with a day at the Tretyakov Gallery, world’s largest depository of Russian art.

This program is led by Elena Varshavskaya (see Meet our Team) and it is difficult to over-emphasize the unique opportunities this program provides. The inclusions that would be traditionally a part of a program of this nature (and as such easily double the cost) we have left to your own discretion (upgrading accommodations, fine dining, performances). That being said, it is necessary to commit to travel to Russia as soon as possible as there is significant demand on accommodations this year following the World Cup success last year. We are holding rooms in good-value 3* hotels near the Hermitage and at Peterhof but will need to secure them early.

If you are a student seeking credit for museum studies or museum management, see The Art and Science of Museums.

Note that our online application has been so far primarily designed for students. For purposes of this program, please upload a resume/CV rather than a transcript. References are not required, but because this is a mandatory section for student applications, just make up a name/email to enter there. Questions that do not seem relevant but are marked as required, answer as briefly as possible. By next year we will have a new application track for professionals.

Preliminary Program

Accommodations

Meals

Performances

Snapshot

Language:
English
Location:
St. Petersburg, Russia
Terms:
Summer
Topics:
Art & Art History, Continuing Education, Museum Studies

Eligibility/Prerequisites

This program is intended for museum professionals and academics. Graduate students will be considered, but this is not a credit-bearing program.

Dates & Costs

  • Summer 2020 (per person, twin accommodation)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 10 July 2020 - 26 July 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2020
    Cost: $4,795
  • Summer 2020 (per person, single accommodation)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 10 July 2020 - 26 July 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2020
    Cost: $5,595

Program Inclusions

Program as outlined (all guides, meetings, transportation, admission tickets), twin accommodation, 2nd class train ticket from St. Petersburg to Moscow, meals as outlined, pre-departure information, roundtrip airport transfers (with group), Russian visa. Not included are airfare (to/from Russia) or emergency insurance (we recommend WorldNomads.com).