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3 September 2019

Alphabets and ABCs in the Hermitage Collection

On 3 September 2019, the exhibition “Alphabets and ABCs in the Hermitage Collection” opened. It tells about the main stages in the development of educational books, children’s books and artists’ books, as well as the evolution of the Russian alphabet.

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2 September 2019

The Hermitage at the Museums for Children festival

On 31 August and 1 September 2019, members of staff from the State Hermitage’s School Centre participated in the city’s Museums for Children festival that was organized by the State Russian Museum and held in the Summer Garden. The event has taken place annually for several years now.

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2 September 2019

Mikhail Piotrovsky becomes the 40th Honorary Doctor

On 1 September 2019, the Director of the State Hermitage gave a lecture at the Saint Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences on “The sharp corners of the museum space”

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2 September 2019

Formal Opening of the Hermitage Days on Sakhalin

On 2 September 2019, the Literary and Art Museum of Chekhov’s Book The Island of Sakhalin in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk was the venue for the formal opening of the Hermitage Days on Sakhalin, where they are being held for the first time.

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2 September 2019

25th Session of the State Hermitage’s International Advisory Board

On 30–31 August 2019, the 25th session of the State Hermitage’s International Advisory Board took place in the museum.

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28 August 2019

The Hermitage named brand of the year

On 27 August 2019, the newspaper Delovoy Peterburg [Business Petersburg] held its first awards ceremony for participants in the “Brand Ratings Petersburg 2019”.

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23 August 2019

Briefing on Russian Specialists’ Participation in the Restoration of the Monuments of Palmyra

On 22 August 2019, the State Hermitage’s Hall of the Art of Palmyra was the venue for a briefing on the Russian specialists’ participation in the restoration of the monuments of Palmyra.

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23 August 2019

255th Anniversary of Official Recognition for Buddhism in Russia

On 22 August 2019, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a meeting of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers devoted to the 255th anniversary of official recognition for Buddhism in Russia.

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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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A Word from the Director

    • 26 Aug 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Casting for a New Life

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    • 3 Jul 2020

      In Praise of Distancing

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    • 30 Jun 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Why we need the flexibility of nomads

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 3 Aug 2018

      The Hermitage at the VK Fest 2018

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    • 26 Jul 2017

      The Hermitage at the VK Fest

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    • 20 Nov 2017

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

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