Panel Discussion

Collectors of the Russian Art. French Viewpoint

14:30 — 16:00
General Staff Building 6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg

Collectors as the material culture custodians. Russia — France. Why the French are interested in the Russian art. The participants will talk about their experience of collecting the works by the Russian artists (the first, second, third wave of Russian emigration, contemporary Russian art). With what does the Russian art attract people in the West? What authors are the most successful and interesting in terms of investment? Collecting French art on the example of the 18th and early 19th centuries by the Russian collectors. Private collections maintenance and storage experience (France, Russia). Is merger of Russia and France into the one ethno cultural community possible?