Andrey Vovk (Ralph Appelbaum Associates)
Interpretative museum space
21 March 2016 at 19:00
Lecture Hall of the General Staff Building, the State Hermitage Museum
6/8 Dvortsovaya Square, St. Petersburg
Andrey Vovk is an architect and Director of the Ralph Appelbaum Associates’ (RAA) office in Moscow. He first joined to serve as Manager and Project Architect for the Jewish Museum and Tolerance enter in Moscow, which opened in 2012. His next assignment was Project Director of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center and Museum in Ekaterinburg, Russia which became the Russian Federation’s first Presidential Center and most interactive museum. It was opened in November 2015.
He has also served in a directorship role on various other commissions including development plans for the Sakharov Center in Moscow, Museum of Central Bank in Russia, a new national museum in Turkey, national museum in India and many others. The architect says that his job at RAA is to create functional and operational museum spaces suited for visitor activities (educational programs and programs for children), temporary exhibitions rooms and event venues.
Andrey Vovk has taught at the City College of New York’s School of Architecture, and Pratt Institute as well as the Moscow Institute of Architecture.
At the State Hermitage Museum he will talk about his work on the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow and the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center and Museum in Ekaterinburg, Russia.