Irina Antonova

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Irina Aleksandrovna Antonova (Russian: Ирина Александровна Антонова) (20 March 1922 – 30 November 2020) was a Russian art historian. He was a Director of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow for 52 years, from 1961 to 2013. She was the oldest and the longest serving director of a major art museum in the world.[1]

Antonova was honored with the State Prize of the Russian Federation and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She was the President of the Pushkin Museum.[2]

Antonova died of COVID-19 at a Moscow hospital on 30 November 2020 at the age of 98.[3]

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  1. Times, The Moscow (2020-03-20). "On This Day in 1922 Irina Antonova Was Born". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  2. Miriam Elder (2 July 2013). "Doyenne of Russia's art world ousted from Pushkin Museum at 91". The Guardian. London.
  3. "Умерла бывший директор Пушкинского музея Ирина Антонова" (in Russian). BBC. 1 December 2020.