Evgeniya Kiseleva holds a PhD in cultural studies, is an art historian, researcher, curator, audio describer, is Head of Interdisciplinary Projects Department at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia and an ICOM member. Her main research area includes multi-sensory art, haptic aesthetics, relational art, communications and museology.
Since joining the Pushkin Museum in 2015, Evgeniya started an Accessible Museum Project and is now curating the annual International Inclusive Festival and Summer school for inclusive practices in Moscow alongside research programs and social initiatives that embrace knowledge and practices from various realms of education, art, and culture. Evgeniya also lectures at the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow.
This interview is an additional opportunity to showcase our presenters’ work, pathways to practice and explore the stand out moments and challenges in their career to date.
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex that is currently in possession of one of the largest world art collections from Ancient Egypt and Greece to our days. Today the holdings of the museum contain around 700 000 art works of different epochs. The jewel of the collection is French art of the XIX – XX centuries – one of the most famous collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world.
The museum founded in 1912 is located in the historical center of Moscow, not far from the Kremlin. Due to the active scientific, research and exhibition activities, music festivals, artistic, educational and inclusive work with adults and children The Pushkin Museum is now one of the most important cultural centers of Russia, which is visited by more than one million people per year. Nowadays the museum is going through extensive reconstruction, the development of the Museum Quarter will be the first of its kind in Russia.