Publications and Projects
Since 2004 Michael Goldelman took up the role of a company director at art dealing company Eurasian Art Ltd., based in London, UK, and dedicated most of his time to the research of the objects of ancient art of metalwork belonging to the Eurasian nomads.
The art objects researched and recommended by Michael Goldelman, were sold to private collectors and also acquired by and donated to many important museum collections all over the world, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA; The Morgan Library and Museum in New York, USA; The Israeli Museum and The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, Israel; The Romano-Germanic Museum in Mainz, Germany; The Abegg-Stiftung Museum in Riggisberg, Switzerland; The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar; The Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France; The Corning Museum of Glass, USA; The Miho Museum, Japan; The Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow, Russia.
While preparing his research on the authenticity and attribution of the objects of ancient art and in particularly specializing on his research on the ancient nomadic metalwork coming from Eurasia, he has been involved with numerous projects as co-author and editor. These include the preparation for the publication of the catalog "Masterpieces of Ancient Eurasian Art. Selected Objects of Gold and Silver from private Western European and North American collections, 6th century BC – 2nd century AD", London-Bonn, 2008. It was primarily written by Dr. Mikhail Treister and Dr. Jack Ogden, edited by Dr. Noel Adams, and executed under his supervision and directions.
He was deeply involved in formation of art collection of medieval Eurasian objects from both the Khazar and the Mongol periods assembled with the assistance of the Mardjani Foundation in Moscow, Russia. They were researched and published in numerous catalogs of different Russian museums' exhibitions: "Classical Art of Islamic World from IX to XIX Centuries. Ninety-nine Names of God", The Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow, 2013; "A Gift to Contemplators. Ibn Battuta's Travels", The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2015; "Ibn Fadlan's Journey: Volga Route from Baghdad to Bulghar", exhibited in: The Hermitage Museum Center in Kazan, and published in Moscow, 2016.
He took a part as a consultant and participated in formation of important private collection on ancient art of metalwork (gold, silver and bronze objects) all over the world. Many of these were thereafter exhibited, sold and donated to different museums and institution:
- Furusiyya Art Foundation's Collection on the art of the medieval warfare in the Muslim World, published in 2008 by Bashir Muhammed in the catalog: "The Arts of the Muslim Knight. The Furusiyya Art Foundation Collection", and exhibited in 2010 in The Museum of Asian Art in Nice, France;
- Nasser D. Khalili's Collection of Islamic Art, in London, UK, published in numerous catalogs and presented in many different museum exhibitions all over the world;
- Ali Sarikhani's Collection of ancient and medieval Iranian Art, in London, UK, published in the catalog: "The Sarikhani Collection", in 2011;
- Jim Ferrell's Collection of ancient gold and silver objects belonging to the Byzantine Art, published by Dr. Jeffrey Spier in Wiesbaden, 2010 in the catalog: "Treasures of the Ferrell Collection" and exhibited in The Cleveland Museum of Art, USA;
- Christian Levett's Collection of ancient art, including objects of the ancient art of warfare, donated to: The Mougins Museum of Classical Art in France, and published in 2011 by Mark Merrony in the catalog: "The Mougins Museum of Classical Art";
- The Vassil Bozhkov's Collection of ancient gold and silver objects from the North Black Sea region, published in Moscow in 2013 in the catalog: "Thracian Gold from Bulgaria. The Legends become Alive", and exhibited in The Moscow Historical Museum;
- Eugene Thaw Foundation's Collection of Migration period gold, silver, and bronze objects, donated to the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, USA, and published by Dr. Noel Adams in the catalog: "Bright Lights in the Dark Ages. The Thaw Collection of Early Medieval Ornaments", New York, 2014;
- Rene and Robert Belfer's Collection of ancient art, exhibited and donated to The Israeli Museum in 2015;
- Slava Yevdaev's Collection of ancient rings, published by Dr. Jeffrey Spier and Dr. Jack Ogden in the book: "Rings of the Ancient World", Wiesbaden, 2015 and presented to The Israeli Museum in 2016.