Board of Trustees – Manege Central Exhibition Hall
Central Exhibition Hall

1 Isaakiyevskaya Ploshchad
St. Petersburg
+7 812 611 11 00
Opening times
15.07.2020, Wednesday
Manege: 11.00-21.00
(ticket desks open until 20:00)
Bookshop: Закрыт
Manege Café: Закрыто
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Dr. Piotrovsky is a full member (academician) of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Arts; a member of the President’s Council for Culture and Arts; a member of the President’s Council for Science and Education; Professor of St. Petersburg State University and a Dean of Oriental faculty. He is a President of the Union of Museums in Russia; a President of the Worldwide Club of St. Petersburg; a Chairman of the board of the European University in St. Petersburg; a member of the German Archaeological Institute; an Editor-in-chief of the The Christian Orient magazine. He is a member of the Group of Consultants for Council of Europe art exhibitions, and other national and international organizations.
Dr. Piotrovsky has been awarded the Presidential Prize in the Field of Arts and Literature (2003) and a great variety of other awards, both nationally and internationally.
An honoured worker of the Arts of the Russian Federation; PhD in Art history; a member of the Russian Academy of Arts; a member of the Academic board of the Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (The Academy of Arts); author of numerous academic publications and television broadcasts. Vladimir Gusev is the recipient of various awards and medals for the development of Russian culture, both nationally and internationally.
A member of the Russian Academy of Arts; a member of the President's Council for Culture and Arts. An Honourary Professor of Moscow Architectural Institute and Shenzhen University. Previously, curator, co-curator and organizer of exhibitions of Russian art in Europe and the US; advisor for the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation.
Art historian, curator, a member of the expert jury of the Kandinsky prize; co-founder and art director of the Proun gallery at Vinzavod. In 2012-2013 — an artistic director of the Manege Association of museums and exhibitions halls (Moscow), including the "Moscow Manege" and "New Manege" exhibitions halls, "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman" exhibition centre, "House of Anton Chekhov" exhibition hall, Museum-Studio of Dmitry Nalbandyan, and Vadim Sidur Museum.
People's Artist of Russia, laureate of four Russian State awards, an honoured artist of Poland, President of the Vladimir Meyerhold Theatre and Culture Centre.
A member of the President's Council for Culture and Arts; head of the Russian Theatre Directors Guild. Awarded the Order of the "Merits to the Fatherland" and the "Merits to St. Petersburg" honourary badge.
A numerous laureate of the "Golden Mask" Russian national theatre award.
A board member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia; a President of the "Kinoalliance" National Association of Cinema Professionals; a board member of the Producers Guild of Russia. Mr. Pichugin has been actively engaged in promoting film screenings and film distribution since 1999. Holds a PhD in Economy.