Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021
(10:00 AM-4:30 PM, ALL TIMES EST)

10:00-10:30 am
Orthodox Material Culture in the West: Collecting Collectors and Collections
Dr. Lana Sloutsky, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Museum of Russian Icons

10:30-11:00 am
KEYNOTE I
Collecting Byzantine Miniature Mosaic Icons in Papal Rome after the Fall of Constantinople
Dr. Robert S. Nelson, Professor of Art History, Yale University

11:00 am-12:30 pm
EUROPEAN COLLECTORS, COLLECTIONS, AND EXHIBITIONS

Christian Orthodox Artifacts on Tour. The Exhibitions of the 1920s and 1930s
Dr. Francesco Lovino, Associate Fellow, Centre for Early Medieval Studies of the Masaryk University in Brno.

Early Russian Art in Oxford
Dr. Georgi Parpulov, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

The Sekulić Collection of Icons. A Gem of the Belgrade City Museum
Dr. Jelena Erdeljan, Professor of Art History, University of Belgrade ‘Remote Beauty’ or ‘Historical Interest’?

Exploring the Motives of Richard Hare as a Collector and Scholar of Russian Icons
Dr. Louise Hardiman, Independent Scholar

Collecting Orthodoxy in 18th- and 19th-century Rome. From the collection of Agostino Mariotti (1724- 1806) to the Vatican Museums (from 1820 to today)
Dr. Ginevra Odone, Assistant Lecturer in Modern Art History, Aix-Marseille Université

12:30-1:30: Networking Lunch/Break

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
CURATORIAL ROUNDTABLE

Dealers Then and Now: A Moderated Discussion

Dr. Christine Brennan, Senior Researcher and Collections Manager, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dr. Elizabeth Dospel Williams, Associate Curator of the Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks

Dr. Sir Richard Temple, Bt., Founder of the Temple Gallery, London

2:45-3:30 pm
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Teaching the Sacred: Education at the Museum of Russian Icons
Amy Consalvi, Director of Education and Visitor Services, Museum of Russian Icons

Collections Management and Care at the Museum of Russian Icons
Laura Garrity-Arquitt, Registrar, Museum of Russian Icons

3:30-4:30: Social Event

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SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021
(9:30 AM-4:45 PM, All TIMES EST)

9:30-10:00 am
KEYNOTE II
For Piety and Profit: Ethiopian Icons in the 21st Century
Dr. Raymond Silverman, Professor Emeritus, History of Art, African Studies and Museum Studies, University of Michigan

10:00-11:30 am
AMERICAN COLLECTORS AND COLLECTIONS I

The Inveterate Collector: A Man of Many Icons
Kent dur Russell, Executive Director, Museum of Russian Icons

From Forges to Fiery Furnaces: Amy Putnam and the Timken Museum’s Russian Icon Collection
Dr. Derrick R. Cartwright, Associate Professor of Art History, University of San Diego, Director of University Galleries, USD, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Timken Museum of Art

Cast Icons: Preserving Sacred Traditions
Dr. Masha Zavialova, Chief Curator of the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis

Nicholas and Helena Roerichs’ Icon Collection and the Light from the East
Dr. Wendy Salmond, Professor of Art History, Chapman University

11:30 am-12:30 pm: Networking lunch/break

12:30-2:00 pm
AMERICAN COLLECTORS AND COLLECTIONS II

Post, Davies and Grabar: The Russian Icon
Dr. Roann Barris, Professor of Art History, Radford University

From Private to Public: The Menil Icon Collection in the Museum
Clare Elliott, Associate Research Curator, Menil Collection

Collecting Orthodox Christian Art at the Walters Art Museum: Past, Present, and Future
Dr. Christine Sciacca, Associate Curator of European Art, Walters Art Museum

The Worcester Art Museum: Groundbreaking Home to Byzantine Art, 1925-45
Dr. Deborah H. Stein, Independent Scholar and Lecturer, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The Long Journey of the Jumati Medallions: To a Monastery, Private Collections and Beyond
Mariam Otkhmezuri Charlton, Graduate Student,
Hunter College, CUNY

2:30-3:30 pm
ORTHODOX COLLECTIONS

The Paul M. Fekula Collection of Orthodox Icons and Liturgical Artifacts
Dmitry Gurevich, Independent Researcher and Proprietor of the Russian Store

Icons in Captivity: Sacred Images of the Romanovs at Tobolsk and Ekaterinburg
Nicholas B. A. Nicholson, Curator, Russian History Museum

Peasant Iconographers. Tradition, Families, and Preserving Personal Background
Dr. Mihaela D. Leonida, Professor of Chemistry, Fairleigh Dickinson University

3:45-4:25 pm
INDEPENDENT PAPERS

Icon Commentaries: From Authenticity to Forgery
Dr. Justin Willson, Lecturer in Medieval and Byzantine Art, Princeton University

Getting the Bug: Collecting Icons Today
Dr. John McCarthy, Former Australian diplomat and icon collector

4:30-4:45
CLOSING REMARKS
Dr. Lana Sloutsky