The State Institute for Art Studies of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation is the leading Russian centre of comprehensive research in the field of arts, both Russian and foreign. The Institute’s four dissertation councils confer degrees in following specialized areas: theatre; music; visual, decorative and applied arts and architecture; culturology and aesthetics more

Journals

Electronic resources:

E-library

History of Russian Art

Tchaikovsky – Electronic encyclopedia

Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Russia

Komech's Cabinet

Komech's Award

Main projects

Complete Works By Modest Petrovich Musorgsky

The first Academic Edition of Musorgsky’s Complete Works will present his whole legacy – operas, songs and vocal cycles, piano, choral, and orchestral compositions, Rimsky-Korsakov’s editions and orchestrations of Musorgsky’s works, as well as Musorgsky’s letters and the memoirs of his contemporaries.

Russian Sacred Music in Documents and Materials

The volumes of this series contain publications of archival, epistolary and other materials related to the Russian church singing practice in the 19th and 20th centuries, to important events in the history of Russian Orthodox Church (the Local Council of 1917–18, the Athos expedition of 1906), to church choirs and musical educational establishments, to particular periods of the history of church singing, and to outstanding personalities in the world of church singing.

Meyerhold’s Legacy

A unique project concerned with the publication of the archive of the great Russian theatre director and the archival materials related to his activities. The project’s aim is to reconstruct the stages of Meyerhold’s creative path on the basis of extant documents, to follow the evolution of his ideas on stage direction and teaching, to present his creative discoveries and achievements against the background of Russian artistic life of the first half of the 20th century.

V. A. Telyakovsky. Diaries of the Director of the Imperial Theatres

The diaries published in this multi-volume edition were kept by an outstanding Russian theatre manager, the last director of the Imperial Theatres, during twenty years. The day-by-day chronicle of the Moscow and Saint Petersburg Imperial Theatres provides a clear view of their repertoire, of the organization of theatre business, of the attitudes towards theatre shown by the imperial court, the Tsar’s family, the society, and the critique.to present his creative discoveries and achievements against the background of Russian artistic life of the first half of the 20th century.