I lectured on museology and other museum-related subjects at my Alma Mater RGGU, Moscow, between 2009 and 2019. In 2019, I was elected to the Vice chair of ICOFOM after having served on its board for 6 years. I have been serving on many editorial boards of international museum journals and in 2021 I became an Associate Editor in Curator: The Museum Journal. I am currently interested in museum ethics and decolonisation in museums and museology.
List of some of my publications
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As an author:
2. Leshchenko, A., & Brulon Soares, B. (2018). Museology in Colonial Contexts: A Сall for Decolonisation of Museum Theory, ICOFOM Study Series, 46, 61-79. Retrieved from http://journals.openedition.org/iss/895; DOI: 10.4000/iss.895
6. Leshchenko, A. (2016, December 28). What does the future of museums look like? Aksenov Family Foundation Journal. Retrieved from http://aksenovff.com/en/what-does-the-future-of-museums-look-like/
7. Leshchenko, A. (2016). A visitor-centered approach: Enhancing Museology with Perceptual Theory. In A. Davis, & K. Smeds (Eds.), Visiting the Visitor: An Enquiry Into the Visitor Business in Museums (pp. 153-163). Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript-Verlag. (Request full text over ResearchGate)
11. Altshuler, B., Leshchenko, A., Riccio, R., Sandell, R., Schwarzer, M., Small, N. P., Sorin, G. S., & Stapp, C. B. (2011). How Do Museum Studies Programs Address the Nature of Museums Today? Exhibitionist, 30(1), 82-86.
Here are some of my presentations both online and offline in the field of museology:
14.04.2021, Keynote address on “Challenges of Redefining a Museum” with Bruno Brulon Soares for the 2nd International Scientific Conference “World Trends and Museum Practice in Russia”, 14.04.2021 – 16.04.2021, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia. View here (in English).
10.03.2021, ”The Need for Theoretical Frameworks in Museology”, webinar “Epistemology of Museologies”, LiU-Humanities, Tema Q (Linköping University, Sweden) and ICOFOM. View here (in English).
31.05.2018, ”Reconsidering the ‘Museum’ Definition” (original title in Russian: “Пересмотр определения «музей»”), Round table “What is a museum today?” (“Что такое музей сегодня?”), INTERMUSEUM festival, 30.05.2018 – 02.06.2018, Moscow. View here (in Russian).
22.03.2018, ”Museological research: Communication models” (original title in Russian: “Музеологические исследования: Модели музейной коммуникации”, Round table “Museum communication as a key to museum’s success” (“Музейная коммуникация — ключ к успеху музея”), Zaryadye Park, Moscow. View here (in Russian).
10.06.2017, “Museum as an activist: expansion of discursive space of museums” (original title in French: “Musée-activiste : agrandissement du rôle des espaces discursifs des musées”), Round table “Penser le musée dans la société”, International conference “Defining the museum of the 21st century / Définir le musée du XXIe siècle”, 09.06.2017 – 11.06.2017, Paris
05.07.2016, “Conscious museum”, ICOFOM symposium on “Predatory Museum” at International Council of Museums General Conference, 04.07.2016 – 06.07.2016, Milan
15.10.2015, “Metamuseology and museological discourse” (original title in Spanish: “Metamuseología y el discurso museológico”), UNIRIO III Debates Cycle of the School of Museology on “Stránský: a bridge Brno-Brazil”, October 13.10.2015 – 16.10.2015, Rio de Janeiro
15.03.2021, Session chair: “Decolonising museums” at the 44th annual ICOFOM symposium. View here (in English).