The Museum of Russian Icons has dedicated this part of the website to the online publication of peer-reviewed research in all areas of religious icons.
The goal of the Center for Icon Studies is to be a leader in the publication of such research. The areas of interest that we support are the history of icons, art criticism, social studies of icons, theological considerations in the development of icons, comparative studies across regional and national boundaries, the study of miniatures and their relation to icons, studies of icons in various media, paleographical and other aspects of the writing on icons, issues in the conservation of icons, and many other topics.
In addition to scholarly research papers, the Center publishes book reviews that touch upon icons and icon exhibition reviews. We also post conference announcements covering aspects of icon studies. And, the Center provides research tools to aid in the study of icons.
The Occasional Papers area of the Center for Icon Studies website publishes research papers written by Museum affiliated researchers and by external scholars commissioned by the Museum. Unlike the submissions to the Journal of Icon Studies, these contributions, although solid research, are not refereed. It is a perfect outlet for short papers or for reporting preliminary results of research, on any topic in the field of religious icons.