Julia Korn, Senior Researcher, The National Pushkin Museum, St. Peterburg, is an English speaking lecturer and Guide renowned as an authority on the works and life of the great Russian literary poet, playwright, and novelist, Alexander Pushkin.
Julia was born in St. Petersburg and in 1985 graduated from the Philological Department, St. Petersburg University, specializing in Russian Literature and History.
During the last 20 years Julia Korn has been Senior Researcher at the National Pushkin Museum in St. Petersburg and has published articles on Russian literature, history and the arts.
Fluent in English, she acts as the International Liaison Officer for the Museum. In this capacity she has travelled to the U.S.A. many times and in 1999 helped coordinate the renowned International Pushkin Conference at Stanford University, California. Julia is also the St. Petersburg Representative of the International Pushkin Charity Fund "Pushkin Legacy", which concerns itself with the preservation and conservation of the legacy of Alexander Pushkin.
In 1997, Julia became Director for the Stars of St. Petersburg Ballet Tours presenting fully staged productions throughout western America regularly and in 2003, Julia qualified with an Art Management Course from the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki.
Well travelled herself, Julia has a keen insight into the special needs of the discerning traveller, providing services for guests with special interests in the arts, music, ballet, history and literature. Since 1993 she has applied her combined skills working as a tour leader and guide for groups as well as private clients and has qualified in numerous courses and acquired all the licenses to conduct tours in all the major museums and palaces in and around St. Petersburg.
Distinguished past clients have included the Paul Getty Foundation, the Smithsonian Institute, the “Save Venice” Charity Foundation, Eugene O’Neil Theatre Centre, the Florence Academy of Arts, the family of Vice-President Al Gore, Sir Douglas Myers, Prince and Princess George and Katharina Yourievsky (descendants of the imperial Romanov family), The Earl and Countess of March as well as numerous cultural, business, and political leaders.