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1 August 2019

The Hermitage again tops the media rating for Russia’s museums

The Hermitage has once again been recognized as the most popular museum in Russia in the month of June according to Medialogia.

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23 July 2019

Farewell to the White Nights

On 22 July 2019, the Farewell to the White Nights meeting took place that for many years now has brought together journalists of the Hermitage pool and museum staff. This year, the event, which has become a pleasant Hermitage tradition, was devoted to the Year of the Theatre.

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22 July 2019

The Hermitage at the VK Fest 2019

On 21 and 22 July 2019, the Hermitage took part for the fifth time in the VK Fest – an event organized by Russia’s largest social networking site, VKontakte, that is traditionally held in the Park of the Tercentenary of Saint Petersburg. The country’s largest open-air festival takes place over two d

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17 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs…

The State Hermitage informs all Internet users that the State Hermitage’s one and only official website is www.hermitagemuseum.org.

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17 July 2019

Shell becomes the general sponsor of the Year of Rembrandt in the Hermitage

On 17 July 2019, in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage, and Cederic Cramers, Country Chair for Shell in Russia, signed a partnership agreement within the framework of the Year of Rembrandt.

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15 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Extended opening hours for the exhibition “The Morozov Brothers. Great Russian Collectors”

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11 July 2019

Alexander Beglov’s Business Meeting with Heads of St Petersburg Museums

On 10 July 2019, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a business meeting of the heads of St Petersburg’s museums devoted to the preservation and strengthening of the museum sphere in the city and discussion of a common strategy for the development of St Petersburg’s museums in

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9 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 10 July 2019, Shuvalov Passage (connecting Millionnaya Street to Palace Embankment) will be closed to the public.

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8 July 2019

Vladimir Putin’s Official Visit to Italy Mikhail Piotrovsky at the Meeting of the Russian-Italian Forum-Dialogue

On 4 and 5 July 2019, Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, made an official visit to Italy.

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7 July 2019

Inauguration of the Hermitage in the London Mall project

On 5 July 2019, in the London Mall shopping and entertainment complex (FORTGROUP company) the formal inauguration of the Hermitage in the London Mall project took place, presenting reproductions of paintings by well-known 18th- and 19th-century British artists: Thomas Lawrence, George Hayter, Benjam

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4 July 2019

Scholarly Conference on “The Present and Future of Museums Around the World” at the Prado Museum

On 2 July 2019, a scholarly conference opened at the Prado museum in Madrid on “The Present and Future of Museums Around the World” that marks the bicentenary of the Prado.

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2 July 2019

Meeting of the Museum’s Board of Trustees

On 29 June 2019, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a meeting of the museum’s Board of Trustees.

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2 July 2019

Charity Gala Reception in the Winter Palace

On 29 June 2019, the 14th traditional charity reception took place in the Winter Palace. Its main theme was Russia’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, where the State Hermitage is acting as curator this year.

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1 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Reports have appeared in the media that the copy of Peter Paul Rubens’s Deposition (or Entombment of Christ) which was transferred from the State Hermitage to the Irbit State Museum of Fine Art in 1976 is actually a work by Rubens himself.

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1 July 2019

Presentation of a Gift from the M.T. Abraham Foundation to the State Hermitage

On 28 June 2019, the Council Hall was the setting for the presentation of a gift donated to the State Hermitage from the M.T. Abraham Foundation. The evening event was timed to mark the tenth anniversary of the Foundation’s collaboration with the Hermitage and also the 70th anniversary of the founda

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28 June 2019

Opening of the exhibition “A Matron’s Casket. Roman-Era Jewellery from the collection of the State Hermitage” in Vladivostok

On 28 June 2019, the exhibition “A Matron’s Casket. Roman-Era Jewellery from the collection of the State Hermitage” was formally opened at the Maritime State Picture Gallery in Vladivostok.

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28 June 2019

Joint Event of the State Hermitage and Gazprom

On 27 June 2019, the General Staff building was the venue for a joint event of the State Hermitage and the public joint-stock company Gazprom.

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27 June 2019

International conference on “Heritage Interpretation: the Power of Storytelling in Museums”

On 27 June 2019, an international conference on “Heritage Interpretation: the Power of Storytelling in Museums”, organized by ICOM Russia and the State Hermitage, opened at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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26 June 2019

New instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s TV series Hermitage: “In Search of the Fourth Dimension”

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “In Search of the Fourth Dimension”.

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21 June 2019

The Mayor of Yerevan visits the Hermitage

On 20 June 2019, as part of the Days of Yerevan in St Petersburg, a delegation from Armenia headed by Hayk Marutyan visited the State Hermitage.

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    • 1 Aug 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “A museum’s success is not measured in visitor numbers.”

    • 31 Jul 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Without renouncing or cursing

    • 10 Jul 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Justice is like Pandora’s Box

    • 3 Aug 2018

      The Hermitage at the VK Fest 2018

    • 26 Jul 2017

      The Hermitage at the VK Fest

    • 20 Nov 2017

      Speech made by Riyad Haddad, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation