ALEXANDER DOBROVINSKY, These lacquer miniatures are the fifth collection put together by this noted Moscow attorney. A collection of pre-revolutionary regimental insignia was succeeded by a collection of 19th-century Chinese opium pipes, following which came Tibetan icons of the 14th through 19th centuries and then a collection of Soviet porcelains. Dobrovinsky invented the term "agitlak", which he coined by analogy with "agit-porcelain".
YEVGENIYA GERSHKOVICH, an art historian, journalist and author of the book, Stalin's Imperial Style, has published more than 600 articles on the architecture, design and history of Russian farmsteadestates.
NATALIA SEMYONOVA, an art historian, has written numerous articles and books on the history of Russian art and art collectors, including Collecting Matisse (with Albert Kostenevich, 1993); Sergey Shchukin and Ivan Morozov, His Life and Collections.
IRINA TARKHANOVA-YAKUBSON, an architect, graphics specialist and book designer, has designed more than 100 art books.