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The Russian Library for Arts.

The Russian Library for Arts in Moscow is named in Honour of the artist Alexii Bogolubov. The book ‘In The House of the Muses’ by photographer Susie Hagon and artist Darian Zam, published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, is part of their collection (which contains rare manuscripts, beautiful books and displays).


The Bogolubov Library is a focus for daily concerts in two chambers, and has an art gallery of world standard and a smaller space, both for curated exhibitions.  It houses an, art school, musical manuscript collections and holds regular lecture series.  It has connections with an orphanage and has outreach programs bringing music, art and culture to a hospice and a prison.


The Bogolubov gives free membership and is an intense focus on Moscow’s cultural existence. It also has an Australian Studies Club that highly values Susie Hagon and Darian Zam’s book which contains portraits of Australians and Faces of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina .

Copies of this will be given as prizes for excellence in endeavor’s and to visiting diplomats.


In November 2013 David Wansbrough, a committee member of the Australian Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina organized the donation of the book ‘In The House of the Muses’ for the Russian Library for Arts.


David Wansbrough has travelled twice each year to Russia since 1993 where he was until recently a visiting professor. In the last three years he has had two solo art exhibitions of paintings in the Bogolubov Library and two in the Russian Museum of Education and two in the Zal of the Moscow Zoo. He has had eight of his books published into Russian translation with another in preparation. He received the Russian medal Man of Peace in 2013 and in 2012 was Global Eco Person.

He currently is working on a book on the explorer, scientist and ethnologist Miklouha Maclay.

 ©susie hagon photography 2014



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