ROSPHOTO has reopened for visitors

Lois Lammerhuber's Gesamtkunstwerk Wiener Staatsoper and Frank Gaudlitz and Amélie Lozier's Face to Face exhibitions are on display again.

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The 10th annual conference “Expert Examination and Photography”

Dear colleagues,

The State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO invites you to participate in the 10th annual conference “Expert Examination and Photography,” dedicated to expert research and technical and technological analysis of historical documents and photographs. The conference will take place on 27 November 2020.

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Museum Temporarily Closed

Dear visitors, due to the unfavorable epidemic situation in the country and in line with the order of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation as of 16 March 2020, the Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO has closed for visitors and cancelled all scheduled events from 18 March until further notice.

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New Year Holidays 2020 in ROSPHOTO

Opening hours, exhibitions, gift and entry ticket offers

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ROSPHOTO exhibit projects are to be displayed in Budapest

This October two exhibitions of works by underground Soviet authors will be presented in the program of Art Market Budapest — the International Contemporary art Fair.

Boris Smelov. Photographs of the 1960s — 1980s

Exhibition stand of ROSPHOTO, 2–6 October, Millenáris park, Budapest

For more than thirty years, Boris Smelov’s work has been seen as a hallmark of nonconformist photography in Leningrad. During the last decade, his photographs have again drawn the attention of both the public and professionals. The exhibition presents a small part of the extensive collection of works by Boris Smelov held in the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO in St. Petersburg.

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Boris Smelov
Pavlovsk, 1991

Stay True. Internal and External Emigration in Soviet Photographs of the 1970s—1990s

3 October — November, Kiscelli Múzeum, Budapest, Kiscelli u. 108

Authors: Boris Kudryakov, Boris Smelov, Vyacheslav Mikhailov, Gennady Prikhodko, Nikolay Matrenin, Evgeny Antonenko. Dmitry Vilensky, Sergei Zhirkevich, Sergei Grigoriev, Sergei Podgorkov, Sergei Korolev, Yuri Zhuravsky, Pavel Ivanov, Vladimir Sichov, Valentin Samarin

The 1960s in the USSR—a period known as the Thaw— was marked by joy at the expansion of civil liberties and a fresh impetus to Soviet culture and art. An emerging wave of young artists, poets, cinematographers, and photographers outshined previous generations of creators. In the late 1960s and 1970s, however, many of them felt stuck with no hope for change, so they set their minds on emigration: external, beyond the state borders; or internal, retreating into informal groups and associations, whose activity was nevertheless monitored by the authorities.

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Pavel Ivanov
Great-grandmother’s dress
Leningrad, 1983

‘The Voyage on the Сruiser Dmitrii Donskoi’ in the Virtual Museum

'The voyage on board the cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi' is an album of photographs dated from the late 19th century which provide a unique opportunity to see the life of the first Russian armored cruiser through the eyes of the ship’s contemporaries.

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On October 6th, at the ICOM Russia report and elective conference, Zakhar Kolovsky, the director of ROSPHOTO, was elected as a member of the Presidium of ICOM Russia for the term 2016–2019.