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The Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC)

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The Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) is a joint initiative between the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge, and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, to provide a forum for the investigation of Russian and Soviet art.

Arising from significant research over many years among faculty and graduate students in both institutions, it aims to stimulate debate, support collaborative work, and generate and disseminate research on all aspects of the visual arts, architecture, design, and exhibitions in Russia and the Soviet Union.

The University of Cambridge and The Courtauld Institute of Art have both pioneered undergraduate and graduate teaching in these areas. Members of staff have also been involved in many ventures to take the study of Russian art and architecture further afield, through exhibitions, museum displays, work with schools, and the broadcast media. CCRAC builds on this expertise to provide a new focus for the investigation of Russian art, taking research and interest to a new level, while at the same time creating a dynamic interface between cutting edge research and the subject's growing audiences outside academia.

The project was recently awarded a grant from the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme to enable Dr Blakesley to employ a Research Associate to work with her on CCRAC related activities for the first six months of 2012.

 

Recent and forthcoming CCRAC Events:

22 June 2019

Location: The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London

Conference: Russia: Courtly Gifts and Cultural Diplomacy

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19-20 April 2018

Location: Old Library, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

Conference: The People's Art School and Unovis in Vitebsk

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14 December 2015

Location: Department of History of Art

Workshop: Stravinsky's Fox: Folk, Myth and Ritual in the Russian Silver Age

Organised by Dr Rosalind Polly Blakesley (University of Cambridge) and Dr Louise Hardiman (Independent Scholar)

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22 - 23 February 2013  

Location: Kenneth Clarke Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Conference ‘Utopia III: Russian Art and Culture, 1989 and Beyond’

Organised by Dr Klara Kemp-Welch (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Elizaveta Butakova (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

 

For further information on any of these activities, or on past events, please visit the CCRAC website at: 

www.ccrac.org.uk

For any enquiries about past or future CCRAC events please contact: 

 

Co-Directors:

Dr Nicola Kozicharow ()

Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge

Dr Maria Mileeva (maria.mileeva@courtauld.ac.uk)

The Courtauld Institute of Art

 

Administrator:

Kamila Kocialkowska (

For more information on research projects and forthcoming events organised by the centre, please see the CCRAC website: 

www.ccrac.org.uk

 

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Stravinsky's Fox poster

spiritual in Russian Art poster