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Kopaneva Natalia Pavlovna

kopaneva natalia pavlovna

Chief Custodian of Funds




In 1985, Natalia P. Kopaneva defended her dissertation and earned the Candidate of Philological sciences degree. From 1981 to 1993, she worked at the Library of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR as a Research assistant and as a Scientific secretary. From 1997 to 2010, she worked at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences as a Research assistant and the Head of the Department. Starting 2011, she has been a Chief custodian of funds of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera).


History of the Kunstkamera, history of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the 18th century, history of the Russian-Western European scientific and cultural liasons in the 18th century.


Russian National Foundation for the Humanities:

  • RHNF: 2004-2006. № 04-01-00368а “Days of great trials. War with Germany. Impressions at my small radius. "War diaries G.A. Knyazeva";
  • 2007-2009. No. 10-01-16074. Knyazev G.A. Days of great trials. Diaries 1941-1945.

Russian-Dutch projects:

  • “Peter the Great and Holland”
  • “The Painted Museum” of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences
  • Russian edition of the book “Nikolaas Witsen. Northern and Eastern Tartary"

Programs the Russian Academy of Sciences:

  • "Power and Society in History": Preparations for the publication of the manuscript by B. Ye. Raikov "On the Path of Life"
  • "Russian culture in world history": Iconography of nature and the peoples of Russia in the second half of the 18th century in the works of academician P.S. Pallas: based on materials from the St. Petersburg branch of the RAS Archive.

Programs of St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences:

    • “Electronic catalog of M.V. Lomonosov based on of the archives of the St. Petersburg branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences: to the 300th anniversary of M. V. Lomonosov".
    • Methodological manual "Storage and restoration of documents". Chief editor (in partnership with K. Andreeva).


    • Medal for the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg
    • Order of Oranien-Nassau (Netherlands)