International Colloquium: “Icônes : la fabrique matérielle du visuel” Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris December 8-10, 2021
The International Colloquium: “Icônes : la fabrique matérielle du visuel,” which will take place in Paris at the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (auditorium Institut national d’histoire de l’art Galerie Colbert, salle Giorgio Vasari) took place on December 8-10, 2021.
Three RICONTRANS team members gave talks on the panel: “De la Russie à la Grèce / From Russia to Greece,” on December the 8th:
Aleksandr Preobrazhenskii (The State Institute for Art Studies, Moscou). “Couches «moscovites» et «grecques» dans les icônes russes réalisées pour les orthodoxes orientaux (xve-xviiie siècle) / ‘Muscovite’ and ‘Greek’ Layers in Russian Pieces Made for the Eastern Orthodox Audience (15th-18th century)”
Yuliana Boycheva (Institut des études méditerranéennes – Fondation pour la recherche et la technologie, Rethumno). “Les icônes comme sources historiques : études des icônes russes dans les Balkans / Icons as Historical Sources: Studying Russian Icons in the Balkans”
Anastasia Drandaki (université nationale et capodistrienne d’Athènes – musée Benaki, Athènes). “Art invisible : les icônes russes dans les collections grecques / Invisible Art: Russian Icons in Greek Collections”
Scientific Symposium “Art in Thessali during the Enlightenment (1770-1830)” The Diachronic Museum of Larisa, November 26, 2021
The Scientific Symposium: “Art in Thessali during the Enlightenment (1770-1830),” organized by the Diachronic Museum of Larisa, took place on November 26, 2021.
The PI of RICONTRANS, Dr. Yuliana Boycheva gave the following talk in greek: “Οι δεσποτικές εικόνες του τέμπλου του Αγ. Αχιλλείου Λαρίσης – συμβολή στην μελέτη ρωσικής θρησκευτικής τέχνης στα Βαλκάνια (18ος-19ος αι.)”
The symposium was held live and via the zoom platform.
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) was organised via the zoom platform on September 29-30, 2021. RICONTRANS collaborator, Dumitrița Filip, presented 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 was 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 was open for all interested participants:
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
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
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.
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.
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.