About the Troubetzkoy Archive Project (TAP).
The aim of TAP is to establish an authoritative online central database of the complete works of Prince Paul Troubetzkoy (1866-1938). TAP is a philanthropic collaboration between the UK-based company Future Science Group (FSG), owned by James Drake (www.jamesdrake.com) and the Museo del Paesaggio in Verbania, Italy. FSG’s investment included the purchase of an archive created by John Grioni, the expert who had made the study of Troubetzkoy his life’s work. The Museo del Paesaggio is the home of around 340 plasters, marbles and bronzes from Troubetzkoy’s studio.
FSG will establish an online database in English which combines the riches of the archive with details of the Museo del Paesaggio’s collection. This will be supplemented by information shared from other major public and private collections of Troubetzkoy’s work, such as the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, several smaller public collections in Italy. The database will be managed by Giulia Suardi, a full-time researcher based in London.
TAP will be guided by an advisory board, chaired by Alexander Kader FSA, Co-Worldwide Head of European Sculpture and Works of Art, Sotheby’s, London. Other board members include Federica Rabai and Stefano Martinella from Verbania and other acknowledged experts on Troubetzkoy.
The ambition of TAP is to build a permanent resource for the future study and appreciation of the works of Prince Paul Troubetzkoy. It is also hoped that TAP will establish a model for future databases dedicated to individual artists, providing a standard of information that should be expected and could be adopted universally.