Natalia Komashko

Natalia Komashko
The Central Andrey Rublev Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Art, Moscow
Art Historian

Areas of Special Interests:
Russian icons, Russian Late Medieval Art

MA, Moscow State University


Natalia Komashko holds a Master of Arts Degree in Art History from the Moscow State University. She has been on the staff of the Central Andrey Rublev Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Art since 1984 and has held the position of Scientific Secretary at the Museum since 1999. Ms. Komashko is a cultural property expert, certified by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Throughout her career, Ms. Komashko has curated numerous exhibitions of Russian late medieval and Most Holy Governing Synod–era church art at the Central Andrey Rublev Museum, the Tsaritsyno Museum, and the State Central Exhibition Hall “Manege.”

Her research includes two expeditions in 2007 and 2009 aimed at identifying Russian icons of historical significance in Greek museum and church collections. She also directed and developed the theoretical framework for the “Russian icons of Sinai” Project, leading the project’s research expeditions to the Sinai Monastery in 2003–2005 and in 2011. Ms. Komashko’s written work includes co-authorship of the book Russian icons of Sinai, three monographs, 10 museum exhibition catalogues, multiple exhibition catalogue articles on historical monuments of 17th–18th century iconographic art, and regular contributions to the Orthodox Encyclopedia. Ms. Komashko has authored over 80 academic publications.

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