Workshop on the Restoration of Russian Icons

Fourth Museikon Restoration Workshop: Approaches and Chalenges in the Restoration of Russian Icons, September 29-30, 2021

An online workshop on the Restoration of Russian icons (methodology and approaches) will be held via the zoom platform on September 29-30, 2021. RICONTRANS collaborator, Dumitrița Filip, will present her report on the analysis and research, from the restorator’s perspective, made on a group of Russian icons from the Museikon collection in Alba Iulia, for the RICONTRANS Project. The focus of the workshop is on the results of  the interdisciplinary research and collaboration with the chemist scholars. Several Romanian restorers who worked on Russian icons were invited to share their results. The workshop is open for all interested participants:

Zoom link Day 1: September 29, 2021: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hEYQBQi6SKKlkjmQmTmdbw

Zoom link Day 2: September 30,  2021:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h5XGB7_ITwOFZZyDVMhIxg

“HORIZON EUROPE” ERC Information Day

“HORIZON EUROPE” ERC Information Day

FORTH and PRAXI Network are inviting you to the open public information day on the ERC funding program “HORIZON 2020”. A special presentation will be given by the RICONTRANS PI, Dr. Boycheva, on the funding of the RICONTRANS Project. The event will be held online via the zoom platform. For more information please visit the invitation page and the day’s agenda.

Training Seminar for the Postgraduate Students Involved in the RICONTRANS Project

Training Seminar for the Postgraduate Students Involved in the RICONTRANS Project

The training seminar took place in the Amphitheatre of the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture, located in Athens, at 1 Koumbari Street & Vas. Sofias Avenue, on the 2nd floor.

The training was focused on the methodological approaches and tools of the RICONTRANS field research, the particularities of the project’s field research, the making of 16th-18th century Russian icons, the storage, identification, and expert evaluation of Russian artefacts in museum collections, as well as the documentation of Russian artefacts in the various collections and especially those in the Benaki Museum.

The training concluded with discussion and new planning under the circumstances and restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

Working Meeting, Rethymnon, 21 February 2020 The RICONTRANS Project Database: Presentation & Training

Working Meeting, Rethymnon, 21 February 2020
The RICONTRANS Project Database: Presentation & Training

An important working meeting took place in Rethymnon, at the premises of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. The subject of the meeting was the presentation of the Project’s Database which is under construction. The Project’s Database was presented by the team of the Center for Cultural Informatics, of the Institute of Computer Science – FORTH. Members of the Host Institution participated alongside with graduate students of the University of Crete who will work on the database compiling process. The meeting was very fruitful as many issues were discussed and new goals regarding the designing of the base were set.

Working Meeting, Athens, December 18, 2019

Working Meeting, Athens, December 18, 2019

RICONTRANS second working meeting took place in Athens, at the Praxi Network premises, on December 18, 2019. Fourteen members from the Greek institutions participated, discussed the program’s progress, and set new goals.

Meeting’s program – 1st page, outside
Detail of Archangel Gabriel, 1819, 150 x 70 cm., oil on canvas, Platyteras Holy Monastery, Corfu. Photo credits: Platyteras Holy Monastery
Meeting’s program – 2nd page, inside
“Christmas”. Detail of Russian Icon of Dodecaorton in the Byzantine Museum, Kastoria.

RICONTRANS Kickoff Workshop

RICONTRANS Kickoff Workshop & Training Course on Russian Icon Painting and Iconography

The RICONTRANS Kickoff Workshop & Training Course on Russian Icon Panting and Iconography took place on the premises of the Host Institution, the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS-FORTH) in Rethymnon, Crete, during June 18 through June 22, 2019. Twenty-one scholars from all over Europe came together to officially start the project and discuss its goals. Twenty six different talks were given.

In addition, the Photo Exhibition “Words on Icons: Russian Icons from Greece” was inaugurated on the opening day and was open to both general and academic audience. The exhibition lasted from June 18 until September 30, 2019.

Photo Exhibition: “Words on Icons: Russian Icons from Greece”