General Director, Vladimir-Suzdal Museum and Reserve.
Ms. Melnikova plays an active role in the work of many advisory bodies in historic cities of Vladimir Region, contributing actively to programs of preservation of cultural heritage and unique features of old cities and towns of the region. She has also taken part in commemorating famous local residents. Svetlana Melnikova is a member of the Presidential Council for Culture and Arts, the Federal Organizing Committee for Preparing and Celebrating the Millennium of the First Mention of Suzdal in the Chronicles, and the Presidium of the Union of Museums of Russia.
She is also an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts.