CEC ArtsLink is pleased to announce six museum professionals from four Russian cities - Perm, St. Petersburg, Samara and Yekaterinburg - traveling to New York and Boston for two weeks to learn about participatory museum practices as part of U.S. Embassy sponsored Participatory Museum Exchange project.
Daria Agapova serves as deputy director of the St. Petersburg NGO Centre for Museum Development. She is also chief curator of the Children's Days in St. Petersburg festival and of an all-Russia professional forum within the Children's Culture and Museums festival. A specialist in museum education, she has organized educational seminars and created interactive exhibitions and programs. Agapova is also the author of several museum guides and has been the art section editor of Time Out St. Petersburg and a writer for the art and features section of the St. Petersburg Times and Hermitage magazine.
Yuliya Glazyrina is head of the Natural History Department at Perm Regional Museum and curator of the Museum of Permian Antiquities, which has received local and international awards. She is also a curator of the lectures Scientists for Children and of an annual paleontology conference for children. She has a Master’s Degree with Distinction in cultural management from the University of Manchester and has authored numerous publications in professional journals. As a winner of the 2013 Changing Museum in a Changing World program (Charitable Fund of Vladimir Potanin), she is currently developing the project Discover the Permian Period!
Sergey Kamenskiy received a PhD in history from the Ural state University, Ekaterinburg, focusing his studies on updating archeological heritage in contemporary socio-cultural practices. He is a professor and senior lecturer at the Ural Federal University and Liberal Arts University and is a winner of the 2013 Changing Museum in a Changing World program which supports innovative projects and unusual approaches to the museum environment. His main interests include Interpretation and actualization of cultural heritage, new urban regional studies and collaborative filtering.
Iuliia Potcelueva is the development director of the festival Children’s Days in St. Petersburg, and a curator of the creative research program Teens for Museums, Museums for Teens. Her professional interests include museums and contemporary theater and she has also served as executive director of the international drama center Light People, and continues to produce independent theater projects. She graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts with a degree in management of social and cultural activities.