BEAUTY IN HELL: CULTURE IN THE GULAG

Acknowledgements

‌Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag is a virtual exhibition created by The Hunterian and Dr Andrea Gullotta, Lecturer in Russian at the University of Glasgow.

The Hunterian would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their support.

Organisations

  • International Memorial (Moscow), the international historical, educational, charitable and human rights society, for access to digital copies of items from their archive. 
  • Research and Information Centre Memorial (St. Petersburg), a research and education centre which runs interrelated historical, educational and human rights programmes (part of the Memorial International network), for access to digital copies of items from their archive. All images used in the exhibition are courtesy of Memorial unless otherwise stated.
  • The Solovki State Historical, Architectural and Natural Museum-Reserve for access to digital copies of items from their archive.
  • The Arkhangel'sk Regional Scientific Library N.A. Dobrolyubov for access to images taken from their collection and the DVD Solovetskaia pechat.
  • The Museum of the History of the Gulag (Moscow) for the images of the gift-books created by the camp administration.

Individuals

  • Mariia Bel'kina, granddaughter of Ivan Dembskii, for digital copies of her grandfather's paintings.
  • Maeve Daly, University of Glasgow student of Russian and intern, for the audio-recorded reading in English of the poem by Vladimir Kemetskii, and Peter Taggart, University of Glasgow student of Russian and intern, for his technical help.
  • Irina Flige, Research and Information Centre Memorial (St. Petersburg).
  • Professor David Gaimster, former Director of The Hunterian. 
  • Irina Galkova, International Memorial (Moscow).
  • Masha Ispol'nova, Museum of the History of the Gulag (Moscow).
  • William Lim, University of Glasgow student of Russian and intern, for the audio-recorded readings in English of the poems by Boris Glubokovskii, Boris Shiriaev, and Iurii Kazarnovskii, and Joe Morton for his technical help.
  • Igor' Loshchilov, Institute of Philology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk, Russia) for the audio-recorded readings in Russian of the poems by Boris GlubokovskiiBoris ShiriaevVladimir Kemetskii and Iurii Kazarnovskii.
  • Natal'ia Malykhina, International Memorial (Moscow).
  • Aleksandra Polivanova, International Memorial (Moscow).
  • Elena Tropicheva, Arkhangel'sk Regional Scientific Library N.A. Dobrolyubov.

The Hunterian Project Team

  • Dr Maria Economou - curatorial lead. 
  • Harriet Gaston - web design and marketing.
  • Eleanor Capaldi - recording and production of introductory exhibition film.
  • Alice Keen (MSc in Museum Studies student at Information Studies, University of Glasgow, 2016-17) - research and selection of materials as part of an exhibition research work placement under the supervision of Dr Maria Economou.

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