The Museum of Russian Icons

The Museum of Russian Icons to Host an Online Conference in June

Do you know why people collect Orthodox icons and other religious artifacts? Once purchased, how are these objects handled, classified, and preserved? Who determines the value of such items? These and other questions will be covered during the upcoming online conference hosted by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA. The event titled Collecting Orthodoxy: A History and a Look Towards the Future is scheduled for June 11-12, 2021. Various topics on collecting religious Orthodox icons in the West will be discussed by the outstanding lineup of speakers, including prominent academics, dealers, and experienced collectors. The registration is already open and available on the Museum’s official website, so you can also put your name on the list.

The Museum of Russian Icons to host an online conference on collecting Orthodoxy

The upcoming virtual event will mainly focus on the history of collecting Orthodox items, including antique Russian icons and other sacred valuables, in the West. It is expected to be an enlightening and meaningful conversation with an exchange of knowledge, experiences, and new ideas.

Sponsored by the Museum of Russian Icons, the international online conference Collecting Orthodoxy: A History and a Look Towards the Future will be an invaluable source of information about collecting and handling various religious artifacts. The relevant questions about icon appraisal and conservation, as well as the determination of the icons’ market value, will also be discussed by reputable experts. Participation in this virtual event will be highly beneficial to everyone who is involved in icon collecting or simply appreciates spiritual objects and wants to know about them more.

The Museum of Russian Icons is well known for its amazing collection of over 1,000 Orthodox icons dating from the 15th century up to the present day. Along with a permanent exposition and regular online conferences, the Museum offers art exhibitions, lectures on icon collecting, icon painting workshops, poetry readings, and many other activities.

If you want to broaden your knowledge in the field of icon collecting, we highly recommend that you join the virtual conference on June 11-12, 2021. The meeting will be curated by Dr. Lana Sloutsky, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Museum of Russian Icons. Feel free to apply for the conference on the Museum’s official website today!

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