Who is Elena Lioubimova?


Elena A. Lioubimova is a well-known museum curator and researcher.

After studying at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, (1979) where she was awarded a M.A. in Art History with an emphasis on European Art 16th-18th century ,she completed her studies at UMASS, Amherst and at The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, where she received a M.A. In Museum Studies & American Studies in 1998.

A highly qualified professional, she proposed, developed and implemented "The World of 1607", a major international exhibit and associated catalogue to coincide with the Commonwealth's 400th anniversary. "The World of 1607," a special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement from April 2007 to April 2008, put the founding of Jamestown in a global context and focused on worldwide cultural developments during the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

She re-attributed collection of 17th-19th centuries Western European watches (former private collection of S.D. Bliss, New York); Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts

She participated in the developing of the loan and exchange of large-scale international exhibitions; was actively involved in the museum projects such as attribution, systematization, cataloguing of the Decorative Arts collection, weekly museum fine and decorative art appraisals; developed museum collections through professional contacts with museums, auction houses, antique dealers, private collectors and potential donors; State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

She was curator, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia from 2001 to 2008, a Researcher, translator, for the private collection of Oriole Farb Feshbach,Amherst, MA (1993-1995)

  • 17th Century French Tapestry and Charles Lebrun

  • Curatorial Research and its Application for Educational Museum Programs: Object-Oriented Learning in College Museum Setting, S.D. Bliss collection of the 16th-19th century European Watches in the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts".

    Curator, Department of Western European and American Art, State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia (1981-1992)

    Curator, Department of Exhibitions, State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia (1980-1981)

    Curatorial Assistant and Junior Scientist, Numismatic Department, State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia, 1977-1980

    Curatorial Assistant, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia, (1972-1979)

    Ms Elena Lioubimova has a vast teaching experience as well. She has lectured extensively on topics such as "Cult of the Holy Trinity and Its Impact on Russian Culture in 16th-18th Centuries","On the History of Private and Public Collections in Russia," as well as participating in the "State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Young Scientists Conferences" and has published numerous articles

    Selected bibliography

    "Search for Origin of 17th-Century Seal Stamp Leads in Many Directions"
    Article in the "Dispatch", Quarterly Newsletter of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, 2001

    Articles in "Theoretical Conferences of the Moscow Stroganoff Industrial Art School," annual publications, MSIAS, Moscow, Russia

    "Art Nouveau and Contemporary Industrial Art," 1991

    "Mass Produced and Unique Art at the End of the 19th- Beginning of the 20th Century," 1990

    "Dish with the Swan by A. Crog (Royal Copenhagen Manufacture) From the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art Collection, Moscow," 1989

    "The Influence of Ancient Chinese Art on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain of 'Art Nouveau'," 1988

  • "The World of 1607" exhibition catalogue, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2007

    Book series "A Hundred Memorial Dates," Soviet Art Publishers, Moscow, 1986/88

    Biographical articles on J. Chéret, A. Davis, H.L. Aubry-Lecomte and G. Morland

    Articles in "State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Young Scientists Conference", Soviet Artist Publishers, Moscow, Russia "French Tapestries of the 17th Century and Charles Lebrun", 1979

    "A Set of Tapestries by P.P. Rubens 'The History of Constantine' in the State Hermitage Museum collection, St. Petersburg," 1981