Rosalind Polly Blakesley is Professor of Russian and European Art at the University of Cambridge

Irina Antonova. Courtesy the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

‘The curatorial coups she pulled off are legendary’ – on Irina Antonova (1922–2020)

Whether breaching the Iron Curtain or riding pillion in her eighties, ‘Madame Antonova’ – director of the Pushkin Museum for 52 years – was a force to be reckoned with

14 Dec 2020