Theme of the Issue:
As in the first issue of the year, a monument, be it an architectural object, a work of visual art, a graphic image, a sculpture or an applied art article, remains the main character of all the sections of the second issue. The common theme of the two issues, “Preserving and Studying the National Heritage” is discussed here on the example of works from private collections, which are being introduced into scientific practice almost for the first time. “From Family Archines” is the main section of this issue. Another section, “Memoirs”, is closely linked to the previous one and is devoted to a literary materialization of reminiscences of outstanding Russian scholars about the Art Studies Department of Moscow University in 1940-1960. The sections “Reviews”, which presents a whole range of books on art history, and “Miscellaneous”, where the reader will find information on academic conferences and exhibitions, reflect the pulse of our time in the science of art history.