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Pavel Kuznetsov



Researcher of the 20th century architecture, lecturer, museologist, and curator of the exhibitions on Soviet avant-garde. Graduated from Moscow State Lomonossov University. Since 2014 he had overseen the collections and archives of the Melnikov House (Moscow) and its transition from a private home to a public museum. As director of the State Museum of Konstantin and Viktor Melnikov he also led the pre-conservation survey of the Melnikov House, supported by a grant initiative 'Keeping it Modern' (Getty Foundation). His book, 'The Melnikov House: Icon of the Avant-Garde, Family Home, Architecture Museum' was published in Berlin in 2017 and 2021. Curator of the exhibitions: ‘Melnikov Revealed’ (2015, Melnikov House, Moscow), ‘Melnikov / Le Corbusier: rencontre à la villa Savoye’ (2017, Villa Savoye, Centre des Monuments Nationaux, France). He fled Russia in March 2022 and later was endorsed the status of 'Scholar at Risk'. His last research contribution before exhile was a monographic exhibition and a catalogue 'Мельников/Melnikoff’ (2022, Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow). When not researching, he was the first Russian to successfully swim the English Channel (in 14 hours 33 minutes and 25 seconds)