• Ideas for Museums: a Biography of Museum Computing. The first virtual museum in Russia
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    Ideas for Museums: a Biography of Museum Computing. The first virtual museum in Russia

    In the mid-1990s, I made a big exhibition in the Tretyakov Gallery, named “Primitive in Russia”. The exhibition covered the period from the 18th to the early 20th century. I had a plan to continue this work (in the chronological sense), i. e. to make another exhibition about the 20th century. But I left the Tretyakov Gallery and went to work for a research institute, so this plan wasn’t implemented. Then I decided that what I had done in real life could be continued in a virtual space. This was one aspect. Another aspect was the fact that in many countries of the world, there were real museums of primitive…

  • Ideas for Museums: a Biography of Museum Computing. Alexey Lebedev
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    Ideas for Museums: a Biography of Museum Computing. Alexey Lebedev

    I’ve been visiting museums for as long as I can remember, for the simple reason that my parents were taking me there since I was a small kid. Because my parents were fine art experts, I was moving in these circles. They studied modern art, and for me, the world of art, the world of art museums was completely familiar and natural since childhood. That is why my choice of profession is far from surprising. I followed in my parents’ footsteps and became a PhD in art history. Art in the form of illustrations never interested me, so my choice of specialization was predetermined by the situation itself. I was…