Elizaveta Likhacheva headed the Pushkin Museum instead of Marina Loshak.

Elizabeth Likhachev. archive photo

Marina Loshak, who has been the head of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts since 2013, left her post.

MOSCOW, March 21 – RIA Novosti. Marina Loshak, who for about ten years headed the State Museum of Fine Arts (GMII). According to the press service of the Ministry of Culture, Elizaveta Likhacheva will replace Pushkin, who voluntarily resigned from the directorate.

“On March 20, Marina Loshak voluntarily resigned from the post of director of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, which she has held since 2013,” the press release said.

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The department noted that during this time Russia’s leading museum of Western European art was in constant development. More than 60 Russian and international exhibition projects were launched under Loshak’s leadership.

His contract officially expires on April 2. Afterwards, the art critic will continue to make projects with the Pushkin Museum.

Loshak has been the director of the Pushkin Museum since July 1, 2013. He replaced Irina Antonova, a world-renowned art historian and specialist in Italian Renaissance painting, as director.

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The new head of the Pushkin Museum, im. Pushkin will become Elizaveta Likhacheva. The corresponding order was signed by the Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova.

The department noted that Likhacheva previously worked at the State Architecture Research Museum named after AV Shchusev, for which she has been in charge since 2017. According to a press release, “participation at the museum has quadrupled – from 27 to 110 thousand people,” since he took over as directorship.

The Ministry has chosen as one of Likhacheva’s most striking projects her work in the Melnikov House, the mansion of the outstanding Soviet architect Konstantin Melnikov.

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