Alexandra Farafonova

Head of the scientific fund department of Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum.
The research interests are connected with the reign of Nicholas I, and the history of photography. She graduated from the Faculty of Museology of the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture with honors in 2001. Since 1998 she has been working at the Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum. Since 2001 — researcher, since 2011 — senior researcher and curator of of the manuscript fund. From 2020 — the head of the scientific fund department.

She was engaged in research, exhibition, publishing activities. Scientific editor of a number of publications of the Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum, author of numerous publications on the history and topography of the Gatchina Palace, as well as the history of its photo collections, curator of several intermuseum exhibition projects.