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Adaksina Svetlana Borisovna

Head Curator of the State Hermitage Museum, Deputy Director of the State Hermitage Museum

Born on July 12, 1960 in Leningrad.
In 1977 she graduated from secondary school 111 in Leningrad. In 1983 she graduated from the Department of Archeology, Faculty of History, Leningrad State University. A.A. Zhdanova.

Since 1982 she has been working at the State Hermitage:
1982-1987 - laboratory assistant of the Department of the Archaeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia;
1987-1991 - Junior Researcher, the Department of the Archaeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia;
1991-2007 - Researcher, Senior Researcher, Deputy Head of the Department of the Archaeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia;
February 2007 - up to now - Deputy Director, Chief Curator.
From 2004 to 2007 - Head of the Postgraduate School of the State Hermitage;
Curator of the collection of applied arts of Central Asia (more than 6.000 exhibits).

She is a specialist in the field of medieval archeology of the Crimea, the author of over 40 academical articles and publications, a participant in international and Russian conferences and symposiums on the history and archeology of Crimea. From 1989 to the present, she has headed the South Crimean archaeological expedition of the State Hermitage. Over the years, the expedition explored the Byzantine fortress Aluston (modern Alushta), a monastery complex on the southeastern slope of Mount Ayu-Dag, in the Panair Bay, the famous Partenit basilica on the southern coast of Crimea. Since 2002, a systematic study of fortifications and residential buildings of the Genoese fortress Chembalo (Balaklava town) has been conducted.
S. B. Adaksina is a member of the Expert Council and various working groups of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation on amendments to the Law in the Museum Fund of the Russian Federation (Federal Law No. 54), on maintaining the State Catalog of the Museum Fund of the Russian Federation, on amendments to the "Instruction on accounting and storage", etc.



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XVIII Hermitage Gala Banquet on 29 June, 2024

This year it will take place on 29 June, 2024 at the General Staff Building, home to one of the most celebrated and visited Hermitage collections: collection of Impressionists and Post-impressionists.

The Gala Banquet 2023 in the Winter Palace

The Gala Banquet in the Winter Palace in support of the Hermitage Special Endowment Fund will take place in the State Hermitage Museum on June 30, 2023

The Traditional Charity Gala Banquet in the Winter Palace

On 26 June 2021, the Traditional Charity Gala Banquet took place in the Winter Palace.

GALA BANQUET IN THE WINTER PALACE

On 29 June 2019, the 14th traditional charity reception took place in the Winter Palace. Its main theme was Russiaís Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, where the State Hermitage is acting as curator this year.

The acquisition of Anselm Kieferís ďAuroraĒ

The acquisition of Anselm Kieferís ďAuroraĒ

The Capital No. 2

The Capital No. 2

TKB Investment Partners is Appointed Management Company for the Newly Formed Endowment Capital

TKB Investment Partners is Appointed Management Company for the Newly Formed Endowment Capital

Establishing an Additional Endowment Capital

Establishing an Additional Endowment Capital

Card tables come home

A pair of superb card tables, masterpieces of their kind dating from the 1760-1770s, have been acquired and restored by the Hermitage..
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