On 3 December 2018, in the Lecture Hall of the General Staff of the State Hermitage Museum N. I. Yavein gave a lecture on the museum projects of the Studio 44 Architectural Bureau. People already familiar with such major bureau implementations as the Museum Complex of the State Hermitage Museum in the General Staff Building and the Museum of Russian Railways had the opportunity to learn about the ideology of their formation.
The specificity of the adaptation of cultural heritage sites to the museum function was revealed by the example of restoration work at the Alexander Palace in Pushkin and the concept of the Museum of Moscow in the former Provision warehouses. The construction of new museum complexes was illustrated by the projects of the Museum of Science and Technology in Tomsk, the departmental museum of Aeroflot, and the Museum of History of Kazakhstan in Astana. In his speech, N. Yavein paid particular attention to the project of the Museum of Defense and Siege of Leningrad, which was recently awarded the highest award of the World Architecture Festival in the nomination "Future Cultural Objects".
The lecture was organized by the State Hermitage Museum and the "PRO ARTE" Foundation as part of the educational program of the 3rd St. Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design.