Kenia Marine

Art Historian, Chief Researcher of the Centre, Ph.D. 

Research field:  History of the medieval Georgian mural painting; urban conservation. 

Activity:  Lectures on Svanetian School of Painting and on History of the Medieval Georgian Fine Arts, Tbilisi Academy of  Arts, Faculty of Restoration, Art History and Theory;  Member of ICOMOS International – representative of the Georgian National Committee. 

Address: 17, Chakhrukhadze str., 0105 Tbilisi.         


  1. Oldest Mural Decoration of the Lagami Church of the Saviour. Matsne, Istoriis, Arkeologiis, Etnograpiisa da Khelovnebis Istoriis Seria, 1, 1986, (Georgian, Russian summary)
  2. On “Eschatological Motives” in the Spiritual Life of the 14th Century Georgia. Literatura da Khelovneba, 2, 1990 (Georgian)
  3. Programme of the 12th century Murals in Svaneti. Literatura da Khelovneba, 2, 1991 (Georgian)
  4. Donor Portraiture in the Mural Painting of Upper Svaneti. Khelovneba, 7, 1991 (Georgian)
  5. Some Peculiarities of the General Arrangement of the Ensemble in the Svaneti Murals. Literatura da Khelovneba, 1-2, 1997 (Georgian)
  6. Early Traditions in the 12th Century Svaneti Mural Painting, Dzeglis Megobari, 1, 1997 (Georgian, English summary)
  7. Murals in the Lower Church of Lagami. Synopsis of the PhD Thesis (Georgian, English summary),Tb., 1997
  8. Royal Portrait in the Murals of Yenashi Church of Jonah.  Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 2, 2002 (Georgian, English summary)
  9. On the Interrelation of the Word and Image in the Georgian Mural Painting (on the Example of Iprari Murals). Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 4-5, 2003
  10. General Concept of the 12th and 14th Century Murals in Upper Svaneti (Georgia). ΛΑΜΠΗΔΏΝ, Recueil in memory of D. Mouriki, v. 1, Athens, 2003
  11. Reflection of One Theological Tendency in the Programmes of Georgian Murals in Early and High Middle Ages. Studies in Georgian Art, III, Tb., 2004 (Georgian, English)
  12.  Once Again on the Programme of Murals in the Church of St. Archangels in Zemo Krikhi. Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 6, 2004 (Georgian, English summary)
  13. Initial Mural Decoration of the Lagami Church – New Findings. Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 7-8, 2005 (Georgian, English summary)
  14. Modes of Expression in Early Georgian Murals (on the Example of the Initial mural Decoration of the Lagami Church of the Saviour). Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 9, 2006 (Georgian, English summary)
  15. On the Peculiarities of Programmes in Early Georgian Murals. Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 11, 2007 (Georgian, English summary)
  16. Peculiarities of the 13th Century Murals in Zhibiani. Studies in Georgian Art, V, Tb., 2008 (Georgian, English)
  17. Peculiarities of the General Arrangement of the Decoration System in the Early Medieval Murals in Svaneti. Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 12, 2008 (Georgian, English summary)
  18. Murals of the Chazhashi Church of the Saviour. Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 13, 2009 (Georgian, English summary)
  19. On the Interrelation of the Word and Image in the Medieval Georgian Mural Panting (co-author E. Gedevanishvili). Vakhtang Beridze 1st International Symposium on Georgian Art: Georgian Art in the Context of European and Asian Cultures, Proceedings, Tb., 2009
  20. Upper Svaneti. Medieval Mural Painting. Tb., 2010 (Georgian, English)
  21. Murals of Hadishi Church of the Saviour. Svaneti History Pages, Tb., 2011 (Georgian)
  22. On the Interpretation of the Inscriptions of Priest Sineli. Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 15, 2012 (Georgian, English summary)
  23. Mami (Tekali) Church of the Saviour in Lower Svaneti. Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 17, 2014 (Georgian, English summary)
  24. Peculiarities of the General Arrangement of the Mural Decoration in the 13th c. Svaneti Murals. ACADEMIA, 4, 2015 (Georgian, English summary)
  25. Apsidal Schemes of Svaneti Murals (9th-13th cc). Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 21, 2018 (Georgian, English summary)
  26. All Holy Theotokos and the Medieval Painting in Svaneti. Sakartvelos Sidzveleni, 22, 2019 (Georgian, English summary)