Curator of the collection of Russian porcelain and ceramics of the 18th — early 19th centuries, senior researcher, State Hermitage Museum.
Irina Bagdasarova — the curator of the collection of Russian porcelain and ceramics of the XVIII and early XIX centuries, a senior researcher at the State Hermitage Museum, the research secretary of the Department of the History of Russian Culture; Ph.D. in History of Arts. In 2001 she graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts with a degree in museum work and monument protection. In 2006 — from the I. Y. Repin Saint Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture majoring in history and theory of fine arts. In 2012 she received the Candidate of Sciences degree in art history; her thesis topic was "Ancient Reminiscences in Russian Imperial Porcelain of the Second Half of the XVIII Century".
Main research interests: Russian porcelain of the XVIII–XIX centuries; attribution of ancient Russian porcelain. Consultant on modern porcelain in the practice of copying antiques and trends in the creation of the latest works. Author of more than 70 publications. Author of lectures on the history of domestic applied art and porcelain.
Curator and coordinator of Hermitage's and inter-museum exhibition projects, including: "Heraldry on Russian Porcelain", "Antique Facon in Russian Imperial Porcelain of the 2nd Half of the XVIII Century", "Under the Family Crest and the Imperial Eagle", "From the Dinner Service Storerooms. Decorating of Russian imperial Table in the XVIII to Early XX Centuries", "Do Not Believe Your Eyes. Trompe-l'œil in Art", "Treasury! Masterpieces from the Hermitage".
Cultural expert at the Federal Service for Monitoring Compliance with Cultural Heritage Protection Law (Rosokhrankultura); member of the Expert Procurement Commission for the Purchase of Works of Art. Head of the development and implementation of applied programs of the State Hermitage Museum and coordinator of the International Youth Advisory Council as part of the Museum 15/24 project.