The Sergiev Posad Museum-Reserve Reviewed Our Russian Icon Book
Russian Icon Collection is always grateful for feedback because it helps us grow and motivates us to continue pursuing our goals. We especially appreciate reviews from fellow Russian icon enthusiasts. Recently, we received an in-depth review of our icon catalog from Galina Cherkashina, Head of the Department of Visual Culture of the 14th-17th-century of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius at the Sergiev Posad Museum-Reserve. Russian Icon Collection would like to thank the Museum and Galina Cherkashina for providing such an honest and detailed opinion on our Russian icon book.
About the Sergiev Posad Museum-Reserve
The Sergiev Posad Museum-Reserve, located to the northeast of Moscow, is known for its famous Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, a 14th-century monastery and a major Russian Orthodox religious center.
The Sergiev Posad Museum-Reserve is an extremely influential cultural institution. With several facilities dedicated to the preservation of various parts of local history and heritage, the Museum carries one the most comprehensive and largest collections of Russian art in the country. The collection includes over 110,000 items, including manuscripts, early printed books, gold and silver, fine and decorative arts, household items, photographs, and Russian Orthodox icons.
Galina Cherkashina, Head of the Department of Visual Culture of the 14th-17th-century of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, provided a detailed review of our Russian icon book. We greatly appreciate the objectivity of her review and the valuable critique she provided as an expert in her field. We are honored to have such a respectable institution acknowledge our project’s contribution toward the preservation of Russian icon heritage.
About Our Russian Icon Book
“Russian Icons from the Mid-17th to the Early 20th Centuries: The Collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy” presents a selection of fascinating pieces of Russian icon painting tradition. All of the icons included in the catalog are part of the private collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy. The catalog is comprised of high-quality and colorful reproductions of religious works of art created in the 17th-20th centuries in various icon painting centers of Russia. The visual content of the Russian icon book is accompanied by descriptions and academic articles written by leading researchers in culture, history, and art. The catalog provides valuable insight into the lesser-known part of Russian culture, revealing the private collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy for the very first time.
Russian Icon Collection would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the Sergiev Posad Museum-Reserve and Galina Cherkashina. We look forward to future collaboration opportunities with this important institution.