Art historian Anna Trofimova was born in Leningrad; graduate of the Department of Art History, Leningrad State University (now – St. Petersburg State University), PhD in Art History; she is currently the Head of the Department of Classical Antiquities in the State Hermitage Museum. Anna Trofimova has developed the concept for the Department display and exhibition projects and headed the reconstruction program for the permanent display at the Department of Classical Antiquities in the State Hermitage (1998-2014), when twenty galleries were renovated to house the new version of the display. Anna Trofimova is an author of articles on re-exposition and restoration of historical museum interiors. As an expert on Hellenistic Art and Greek and Roman portrait she has made a journey following Alexander the Great’s trail and wrote a book on how the portraits of the Macedonian tzar had influence the art of the Hellenistic Age. (Imitatio Alexandri, St. Petersburg, Rome, 2012). Curator of the exhibitions: The Immortal Alexander the Great: The Myth. The Reality. His Journey. His Legacy (State Hermitage Museum, 2007; Amsterdam, 2010; Sydney, 2012); Greeks on the Black Sea. Ancient Art from the Hermitage (J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2007); Antony Gormley. Still Standing. A Contemporary Intervention in the Classical Collection (State Hermitage Museum, 2011).
Lectures: St. Petersburg University, European University, Metropolitan Museum (New York), the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), University of Lausanne, Macquarie University (Sydney), Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg.
Anna Trofimova is President of the Board of the non-profit Culture and Education Development Foundation.
Guests of the St. Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design-2014 were invited to visit permanent display of the Department of Classical Antiquities in the State Hermitage that had been renovated under Anna Trofimova’s supervision.