1. Piotrovsky Mikhail Borisovich
Head of Department, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor.
Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky is the Director of the State Hermitage Museum.
Dr. Piotrovsky is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Academy of Arts, a member of the President's Council for Art and Culture, a President of the Union of Museums in Russia.
At the Leningrad University Mikhail Piotrovsky obtained a doctorate in Arabic linguistics. After graduating in 1967, he worked as an interpreter in Yemen and took part in archaeological exploration of the Caucasus. He also attended Cairo University from 1965 to 1966.
Area of scientific interests: ancient and medieval history of the Middle East, the history of Yemen, the Koran, the early history of Islam, museology, archaeology. He is author of more than 250 works.
Historical legends of the Coran. Word and image. St.Petersburg: Slavia, 2005, monograph
The Lessons of the Museum Sales//Selling Russia’s treasures. The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art 1917-1938. Abbeville Press Publishers, New-York, London, 2013
The two horns of Alexander the Great // Alexander the Great: 2000 years of treasures. Sydney: Australian Museum, 2012
The year of B. B. // Annual report 2008. St Petersburg: The State Hermitage Museum, 2009
2. Nikonova Antonina Aleksandrovna
Deputy Head of Department, Associate Professor, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences
Antonina Alexandrovna Nikonova graduated from the Faculty of History of Leningrad State University in 1982. She is an archaeologist, a historian and a museologist.
She took part in the architectural and archaeological researches of the monasteries and farmsteads of Leningrad Region, Balaam, Uglich. She have been working at the Faculty of Philosophy (now-the Institute of Philosophy) since 1999.
Antonina Nikonova gives the courses such as "Theory of Exposition", "Source Study ", "Visual Technology in Museum Studies", "Historiography", "Theoretical Bases of Museology" etc.
Nikonova is the organizer of the annual international scientific conferences and roundtables at the Department of Museum Studies and Protection of Monuments. She is also a head of the projects "The Museum Quarter" and "If you are the inhabitant of Leningrad".
3. Drikker Alexander Samoylovich
Doctor of Culturology, Professor.
Dr. Alexander Drikker is the Leading Researcher at the Department of Computerization at the State Russian Museum.
He have graduated from the Department of Quantum Radio Electronics of Leningrad Institute of Precision Mechanics and Optics. Then he have graduated the Institute for Information Transmission Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Area of scientific interests: cultural evolution, aesthetics, museology, theory of information, IT in the museums.
Alexander Drikker gives the courses such as "Information Technology in Museum", "Social Psychology of Art", etc.
4. Tsvetaeva Marina Nikolaevna
Doctor of Culturology, Professor.
Dr. Marina Tsvetaeva is the member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and the member of the St. Petersburg Philosophical Society.
She graduated from the Radio Engineering Faculty of the Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications, Art History Faculty of the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
Area of scientific interests: theology and culture, theory and philosophy of Russian culture, art history, Christian philosophy and anthropology, Orthodoxy Christianity and Russian culture.
Marina Tsvetaeva gives the courses such as "Cultural History of St. Petersburg", "Russian Art", "History of World Culture", "Exhibit of religious values".
5. Makovetskii Eugene Anatolievich
Ph. D., Associate Professor
Dr. Eugene Makovetskii is the member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and the member of the St. Petersburg Philosophical Society.
Area of scientific interests: social philosophy, philosophy of culture, theology.
He gives the courses such as "Bibliology", "Culturology", etc.
6. Korol'kova Lyudmila Valentinovna
Candidate of Historical Sciences, Assistant Professor.
Korol'kova Lyudmila is the Leading Researcher at the Department of Ethnography of the North-West and the Baltic peoples (Russian Museum of Ethnography.
She graduated from the Faculty of History of Leningrad State University in 1992.
Area of scientific interests: ethnography, archeology.
She gives the courses such as "Ethnology", "Scientific Work", etc.
7. Bakayutova Lyudmila Nikolaevna
Candidate of Culturology.
Bakayutova Lyudmila is the Director of the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications .
She graduated from the architectural department of the Leningrad Institute of Civil Engineering in 1972, Central Institute for Advanced Training of Managers and Specialists of National Economy in 1983, the International Institute of Management in 1994 (UK).
She gives the course "Marketing and Management".