• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

Technical Consultation: IPC + Borodino Panorama (Russia)

Monday, 18 January 2021

In fulfillment of our mission of service to our institutional members, we recently hosted a meeting in which panorama conservators at the Borodino Panorama-Museum, Moscow, an institutional member of the IPC, consulted with the IPC Technical Committee and panorama conservators and managers working around the world. Here we share the video recording of this highly productive meeting.


Vladimir Presnov
Director of the Borodino Museum-Panorama, Moscow

Yulia Loginova
Head Advisor
Department of Cultural Heritage of the City of Moscow

Irina Gribova
Academic Secretary of the Borodino Museum-Panorama, Moscow

Marina Zboevskaya
Head of Marketing section at the Borodino Museum-Panoram, Moscow

Alexey Druzhinin
Researcher, Expert of the Sector of the Museums-Custodians of Panoramas and Dioramas, Moscow

Maria Rakhcheeva
Director of the State Biological Museum n.a. Timiryazev

Fine Art Conservators Team
Andrey Golubeiko, Ekaterina Volkova, Alexandra Orlovskaya, and Ivan Salakhov
Borodino Museum-Panorama, Moscow
The team of painting conservators has been working together for many years, performing works of the highest level of complexity at the commission of large state museums in Russia. The team members are conservators of the highest category; they have State accreditation and are on the commission for the certification of restorers at the Ministry of Culture of Russia. In recent years they have performed numerous large-scale paintings restorations. They also restored the famous series of paintings that include large-format canvases by Marc Chagall and Mikhail Vrubel's painting The Princess of the Dream, 750x 1400 cm.


Sara Velas, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Co-President, International Panorama Council
Chair, IPC Technical Committee
Founder and Director, Velaslavasay Panorama, contemporary panorama museum
Panorama painter and exhibition curator. Initiated and directed creation of "Shengjing Panorama" (2019)—the world's only Chinese panorama exhibited outside of China and the first USA><China collaborative panorama.
president@panoramacouncil.org, sv@panoramaonview.org

Dr. Molly Briggs, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Co-President, International Panorama Council
Editor, IPC Journal
Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Faculty Representative of the MFA Program in Design for Responsible Innovation
Media historian and theorist and panorama researcher involved in recognizing and interpreting the nineteenth-century moving panorama of "Scenes from the Life of Christ" by Indiana Quaker artist Marcus Mote.
president@panoramacouncil.org, mbriggs@illinois.edu

Dr. Thiago Leitão de Souza, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Secretariat, International Panorama Council
Editor, IPC Journal
Assistant Professor, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Urbanismo, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Researcher of panoramas in Brazil and South America. Involved in Computer Graphics and Freehand Sketches and other initiatives of the International Panorama Council for over 12 years.

Gabriele Koller, Bonn, Germany
Chair, Foundation Panorama Altötting, Germany
Curator, Museum Panorama Altötting, Germany
Member, International Panorama Council Advisory Board
Involved in the IPC yearly since its genesis in 1992. Curator and scholar of art history. Editor of recent IPC book publication More than Meets the Eye: The Magic of the Panorama

Dipl. Rest. Ulrich Weilhammer, Gangkofen, Germany
Member, International Panorama Council
Led the restoration of the “Battle of Atlanta” panorama. Focused on conservation and restoration of Fine Arts and Polychrome wooden structures in Germany and Europe.

Susan Olamai Koerfer, Frankfurt, Germany
Project Associate, Weilhammer & Schoeller Art Conservation LP
Member, International Panorama Council
Lead participant in the restoration of the Battle of Atlanta panorama. Extensive work on preservation of historic monuments for museums and private companies in Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan and USA.

Ryszard Wójtowicz, Rogoż, Poland
Art Conservator & Panorama Restoration Expert
Member, International Panorama Council
Involved in panorama restoration projects including the Battle of Gettysburg (USA), Battle of Racławice (Poland), and Feszty Panorama (Hungary). Led numerous large-scale painting restoration projects, currently the UNESCO site Church of Peace in Świdnica, Poland.

Wojciech Drzewiński, Poland
Head of Knowledge Sharing, Wrocław University of Technology
President, Piqual Company - focused on digitization and photogrammetry
Co-creator of the project of the virtual Church of Peace in Świdnica and co-creator of photogrammetry model of Panorama Racławicka.

Dr. Gordon Jones, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Senior Military Historian and Curator, Atlanta History Center
Auditor & Member, International Panorama Council
Supervisor of the 2014-2019 move and restoration of The Battle of Atlanta panorama (1886)
Served as panorama project curator - supervised research, restoration, re-interpretation, and a new exhibition about the panorama.

Jackson McQuigg, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Vice President of Properties, Atlanta History Center
Supervisor of the 2014-2019 move and restoration of The Battle of Atlanta panorama (1886)
Served as panorama project manager supervising move from old building, construction of a new building, restoration, contracting, budget.

Dr. James Fishburne, Los Angeles, California, USA
Director, Forest Lawn Museum
Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale is home to Jan Styka's 195-foot-wide painting, “The Crucifixion”, which was painted in Poland in the 1890s and arrived in Southern California in the 1940s. As Director of Forest Lawn Museum, James is redeveloping the audio-visual program for Jan Styka's Crucifixion.

Dominique Hanson, Belgium
Treasurer, International Panorama Council
Member, IPC Technical Committee
Commissariat Commémoration première Guerre mondiale
Former Director General Musée Royale de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire Brussels, Belgium (Retired)
On behalf of the IPC, attended the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the IPC and the Russian Sector of Museums-Custodians of Panoramas and Dioramas.

Anja Coenen, Belgium
Consultant, International Panorama Council Communications
Involved in cultural heritage and management projects throughout Europe, including the worldwide Carillon association. Worked with Dominique Hanson and others to present the 2015 IPC conference in Namur, Belgium.

Chandaroat Yit,  Cambodia
Member, International Panorama Council Technical Committee
Member, International Panorama Council Advisory Board
Deputy Director-General, APSARA National Authority
Involved in the creation and management of the Angkor Panorama Museum in Siem Reap which opened in 2016. Expert in cultural heritage projects in Cambodia.

Éloïse Paquette, Québec, Canada
Paintings conservator
Centre de conservation du Québec
Led the examination of the Cyclorama de Jérusalem—le Jour de la Crucifixion. Specialised in large format paintings conservation and preventive conservation of paintings.