Aleksey Komech

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Date of Birth: 1936

Age: 71

Citizenship: Russia


Komech was born in 1936. He was educated at the historical faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University Department of Art History, he defended his PhD in 1972, and in 1989 - a doctoral thesis. Since 1959, he worked in the Scientific Research Museum of Architecture, and then - in the Scientific and Methodological Council for the Protection of Monuments of Culture of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Since 1969, he worked as a researcher, and since 1989 - head of the sector of the history of ancient art of the State Institute of Art of the Ministry of Culture. In the period from 1990 to 1991 was head of the Department of Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture. From 1991 to 1993 he served as director of the State Scientific Research Museum of Russian Culture iinisterstva restoration. Since 1994 Komech headed the State Institute of Art, but more recently in connection with a serious illness left his post as director.

Komech was a scientist of world renown, he is the author of over 80 scientific papers on the history of Byzantine and ancient architecture of X - XV centuries, history and theory of architecture, restoration of monuments. For many years he was a member of the Federal Scientific and Methodological Council for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, and from 1996 held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Board.