Welcome to my new blog!

Greetings, guests! This a curator’s blog that will explore and share professional insights of a curator busy with putting together a museum show. I will try to reply to question and comments related to topics of Russian art and current exhibitions here, at the Museum of Russian Art. I will be writing about various exhibition-related subjects, including research findings and my curatorial experience dealing with curating an exhibition on a day to day basis. As I research and structure the material for a new show I come across many fascinating facts, ideas and even little discoveries that never make it into the physical space of an exhibition. I will be posting them, a discovery a day!

See you soon in this little Cartesian gallery of curatorial insights!

To introduce myself, here is the photo.


4 Responses to “Welcome to my new blog!”

  1. Joann Nelson says:

    Hello Ms. ZaviaLova,

    I am wondering if you have any suggestions on how to find the value of Epiag Czechoslovakian China?

    I have been trying to do some research unsuccessfully except through EBay, where I have found quite a few Epiag pieces and it appears the value is quite wide-ranging. I cannot seem to find the exact rose pattern of the china. The roses on the china are primarily a dark red.

    Do you have any suggestions on where I could find more information?

    I am doing this research for my husband’s Mother and Father, who I believe was sent this china, a 41 piece coffee service set, as a wedding present from Goteborg, Sweden.

    Thank you for your time!

    Joann Nelson

    • mzavialova says:

      Hello Joanne
      Thank you for contacting our museum, but unfortunately, we do not appraise and authenticate works of art. Such evaluations and appraisals are usually done by third-party independent appraisers. If you are looking for such an appraisal, American Society of Appraisers or Appraisers Association of America would be a place to go. Also, some auction houses do evaluations, such as Jackson’s Auction house which has free Heirloom Discovery service.
      I hope this will be helpful in your desire to know more about the artwork you possess.
      Best regards

  2. Andy Irber says:

    I am interested in the Russian artist Ivan Alekseevich Vladimirov. Are you aware of any books that have his collective works?

    Thanks Andy

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