Image permissions contact for Russian Museum

Dear all,

I'm trying to secure permission for an image in the collection of the Russian Museum. I've written twice now to Vera Kessenich and gotten no response. Does anyone know if the contact for image permissions has changed? Or if there is someone else I could try? Any leads or advice are very welcome.

Thank you!


Upcoming Book: Karla Huebner, Magnetic Woman: Toyen and the Surrealist Erotic

Part art book and part biography, Magnetic Woman examines the life and work of the artist Toyen (Marie Čermínová, 1902–80), a founding member of the Prague surrealist group, and focuses on her construction of gender and eroticism. Toyen’s early life in Prague enabled her to become a force in three avant-garde groups—Devětsil, Prague surrealism, and Paris surrealism—yet, unusually for a female artist of her generation, Toyen presented both her gender and sexuality as ambiguous and often emphasized erotic themes in her work.

CFP: Crime and Art: Sociological and criminological perspectives of crimes in the art world.

Call for abstracts for proposed volume, Crime and Art: Sociological and criminological perspectives of crimes in the art world.

Criminologists and sociologists are poorly represented in the global discourse of art and culture related crimes. However, research drawn from these disciplinary frameworks is vital to understanding topics like theft, security, trafficking, forgery, vandalism, offender motivation, the efficacy of and results of policy interventions, and the effects art crimes have on communities.

Deadline: 1 Aug 2020


Upcoming book: Allison Leigh, Picturing Russia’s Men: Masculinity and Modernity in 19th-Century Painting

There was a discontent among Russian men in the nineteenth century that sometimes did not stem from poverty, loss, or the threat of war, but instead arose from trying to negotiate the paradoxical prescriptions for masculinity which characterized the era.

CFP: The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture

The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture is inviting submission for Issue 02: After Crises: Art, Museums, and New Socialities’ (Spring 2021)

We are interested in submissions that discuss the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises on the art market, including their impact on art fairs and similar events as well as efforts of art market players to produce alternatives to the former.

Deadline: 15 Jul 2020

Open call: The Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme

Dear SHERA members, 

Please, find attached information about a new long-term programme of the Ukrainian institute. Deadline is 12 July. 

The Ukrainian Institute presents The Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme designed to enhance study and understanding of Ukraine's past and present internationally.


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