PAVLOVSK, The Monumental Story of A Russian Palace March 18th at 3:00 p.m.
Alexey Guzanov is a scholar, researcher, author and lecturer and is internationally recognized for his efforts to repatriate works of art and artifacts which were stolen or lost as a result of the turmoil caused, throughout
Europe, by World War II.
In 1984, while continuing his studies as a graduate student, Mr. Guzanov began his work at Pavlovsk, first as a technician and then as a head of the Exposition Department. He is currently Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Palace, an 18th century Russian Imperial residence built by Paul I of Russia in Pavlovsk, near Saint Petersburg. The palace and the large English garden surrounding it are now a Russian state museum and public park.
For many years Mr. Guzanov has been involved in a search for Pavlovsk's objects which were lost or stolen during World War II. He has assumed responsibility for the recovery and restoration of these to the Pavlovsk collection. He serves as head of The Restoration Council of the Russian Federation, and also supervises the design of the exhibitions for the Palace and for export abroad.
Under his direction, an international team of curators recently completed a catalog, Cultural Property Stolen and Lost During the Second World War from Pavlovsk Palace. Currently he is working on an all-inclusive catalog of the collection of Pavlovsk Palace Museum.
Mr. Guzanov has curated many exhibition catalogs and periodicals. He is also a senior lecturer at St. Petersburg State University Department of Russian Art, has lectured in countless venues throughout the world and, in 2002, was invited by Queen Elizabeth II to conduct a study of the Royal Collection in London.
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