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Tigran Mkrtychev 

Tigran Mkrtychev
was born in Kalinin in 1959.

Graduated from the Department of Archeology of Tashkent University. While studying at the University, he began to work at the Institute of Art History as an assistant to Dr. L.I. Rempel. After completing his Ph.D. thesis, he moved to Moscow. From 1985 to 2021 he worked at the State Museum of Oriental Art (senior researcher, head of the sector, deputy general director for research, director of the branch of the Roerichs collection). Doctor of Art History. Scientific interests include Buddhist art of Central Asia, pre-Muslim art of Central Asia, fine art of Central Asia of the 20th century, the work of N.K. Roerich. Has numerous scientific publications. One of the authors of articles on Central Asian artists of the 20th century in the "Encyclopedia of the Russian avant-garde". Together with E. Ermakova, he introduced the term "Turkestani avant-garde".
In the summer of 2019, he became the winner of an international open competition for the position of director of the State Museum of Art named after I.V. Savitsky of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. In January 2021, he took over as director of the Nukus Museum. Moved from Moscow to Nukus. Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation.