The Museum Management Team

  • Julia Shakhnovskaya

    Director General

  • Boris Saltykov


  • Natalia Sergievskaya

    Deputy Director General for development

  • Ivan Bogantsev

    Deputy Director General for science communication and educational activity

  • Alexandra Kheyfets

    Director of Communications

  • Mikhail Yakovenko

    Deputy Director for information technology

  • Olesya Semyonova

    Chief Collection Manager

  • Irina Polyanskaya

    Head of the Library

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Polytechnic Museum was founded in 2010. It includes representatives of state government authorities, educational establishments and business corporations. The trustees’ contributions make up half of the Museum’s budget, with the other half financed by the federal government.

  • Igor Shuvalov

    First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Polytechnic Museum

  • Alexander Voloshin

    Head of the Project Group on establishing of the International Financial Center in Russia, head of the monitoring committee of the Polytechnic Museum Board of Trustees

  • Anatoly Chubais

    Chairman of the Executive Board of Rusnano JSC, deputy chairman of the Polytechnic Museum Board of Trustees

  • Mikhail Abyzov

    Minister of Relations with the Open Government of Russian Federation

  • Viktor Vekselberg

    President of the Foundation for the Development and Commercialisation of Advanced Technologies Skolkovo NPO

  • Arkady Volozh

    President of Yandex LLC

  • Arkady Dvorkovich

    Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation

  • Joe Watt

    Chairman of the Management Committee and Managing Partner, CIS

  • Sergey Kiriyenko

    Director General of Rosatom State Corporation

  • David Campbell

    President of BP Russia

  • Alexander Nesis

    President and Director General of the ICT Group

  • Viktor Sadovnichiy

    Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • Sergey Soldatenkov

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of Megafon OJSC

  • Ivan Tavrin

    Director General of MegaFon OJSC

Expert Council

Expert Council of the Polytechnic Museum and the Polytechnic Museum’s Development Foundation is a standing body for consulting and expertise. The council was established to conduce to development and modernization of the Museum.

  • Vyacheslav Bakhmin

    President of the Sakharov Heritage Preservation Public Committee

  • Mikhail Gnedovsky

    PhD in History. Director of the Cultural Policy Institute. Expert of the Council of Europe and European Commission

  • Boris Saltykov

    President of the Polytechnic Museum

  • Boris Kupriyanov

    Russian publisher and columnist. Deputy director of the Moscow City Library Center

  • Kirill Medvedev

    Teacher of mathematics, deputy director and head of the Vtoraya Shkola Lyceum Creative Laboratory.

  • Varvara Melnikova

    Director of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. Member of the Moscow Government’s Public Space Development Council of Moscow

  • Peter Mansilla Cruz

    Director of the Bulgakov Museum. Historian by training, TEDxMoscow speakers curator