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21 December 2020

A new navigation system for visitors has begun working in the State Hermitage

The State Hermitage has launched a new navigation system for its visitors. Five state-of-the-art interactive navigation kiosks are already operating in the Main Museum Complex.

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18 December 2020

Meeting of the Russian and Dutch participants in the International Youth Consultative Board of the Museum 15/24 project

On 15 December 2020, young people from Russia and the Netherlands came together online to hold the final joint session of the International Youth Consultative Board of the Russian-Dutch project Museum 15/24.

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10 December 2020

Russia-Netherlands seminar on “COVID-19 and Museum Educational Programmes”

On 10 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, an international Russia-Netherlands seminar on “COVID-19 and Museum Educational Programmes” was held in online as part of the international Russian-Dutch Museum 15/24 project.

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9 December 2020

Tickets for the new exhibitions “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court” and “After Raphael. 1520–2020” are now on sale

From 9 December 2020, the official State Hermitage website tickets.hermitagemuseum.org is selling special entry tickets for the temporary exhibitions “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court” and “After Raphael. 1520–2020”.

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9 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “After Raphael. 1520–2020”

On 9 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, the official opening took place of the exhibition “After Raphael. 1520–2020” in the state rooms of the Winter Palace’s Neva Enfilade. It marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Raffaello Santi (1483–1520) and is devoted to the phenomenon of his infl

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9 December 2020

Online Discussion “The Hermitage and HEINEKEN: new sources of energy in art”

On 8 December 2020, an online discussion was held on the topic of “The Hermitage and HEINEKEN: new sources of energy in art”. Experts discussed new energy-efficient technologies that over the past 10 years have enabled the museum to reduce its consumption of heating by 40% and of electricity by 20%

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9 December 2020

Hermitage Days 2020. Ceremony Marking Saint George’s Day

On 9 December 2020, the Saint George Hall of the Winter Palace was the setting for the traditional ceremony marking the Orthodox feast day of Saint George the Great Martyr and Bringer of Victory. This year it took place in an online format.

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8 December 2020

Volunteer Day 2020. An online quest “Munchausen in the Hermitage”

On 5 December 2020, the State Hermitage marked International Volunteer Day for the 18th time. The celebration is a traditional part of the Hermitage Days. This year the event took place in an online format.

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8 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Cecil Beaton. Celebrating Celebrity”

On 8 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, an annual celebration in honour of Saint Catherine, the patron saint of the museum, the online opening took place of the exhibition in the General Staff building “Cecil Beaton. Celebrating Celebrity” prepared by the State Hermitage in conjunction with t

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8 December 2020

Best wishes for Hermitage Day from Valentina Matviyenko

Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko, Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation sent her best wishes to the staff of the museum on Hermitage Day.

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7 December 2020

The Hermitage in Photographs and Publications 2020

From 7 December 2020, the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre has become the setting for the exhibitions “The Hermitage in Photographs” and “The Hermitage in Publications” that are traditionally held during the Hermitage Days. These exhibitions are a sort of report on the museum’s activities.

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7 December 2020

Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the State Hermitage

On 4 December 2020, a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the State Hermitage took place in the format of a Zoom conference.

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7 December 2020

Evening for Corporative Members of the Hermitage Friends’ Club

On 4 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, an event was held in a special format at the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 for Corporate Friends of the Hermitage.

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7 December 2020

7 December 2020. Saint Catherine’s Day

Each year on 7 December, the State Hermitage celebrates the Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, in honour of whom the museum’s founder and patroness, Empress Catherine the Great, took her name at the time of her Orthodox baptism.

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5 December 2020

The State Hermitage informs. A new museum lockdown

Following the resolution of the Saint Petersburg city government of 2 December 2020, forbidding visitors access to museums from 30 December to 10 January, the State Hermitage informs:

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5 December 2020

The Day of Palmyra in the Hermitage

On 2 December 2020, the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Russian Federation’s UNESCO Affairs Commission and the Institute for the History of Material Culture organized a virtual round table entitled “Is it possible to restore Palmyra?” in the course of which experts from the professional comm

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4 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Dmitry Vinogradov: The Man who Invented Russian Porcelain”

On 4 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “Dmitry Vinogradov: The Man who Invented Russian Porcelain” was formally opened.

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4 December 2020

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the laying of the first stone for the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre

On 4 December 2020, the State Hermitage’s Restoration and Storage Centre in Staraya Derevnya was the venue for a ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of the laying of the first stone for the Hermitage Repository.

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4 December 2020

3D mapping show “The Image of Victory in the Collections and Fate of the Hermitage”

Due to the difficult public health situation, the State Hermitage has moved all Hermitage Days events to an online format. As a result, it has become possible to carry out all the traditional programme for these days (the opening of exhibitions, conferences, a gathering of the museum staff) while mi

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3 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Two Palmyras. Architecture”

On 2 December 2020, the exhibition “Two Palmyras. Architecture”, devoted to the mutual links between Palmyra and Saint Petersburg – the Northern Palmyra, opened in the General Staff building.

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A Word from the Director

    • 30 Jun 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Art is a good litmus test

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    • 26 May 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Where confrontation comes from

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    • 1 May 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky's interview with the Echo of Moscow radio station on the programme “Time Not Gone By”

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 16 Jun 2021

      Results of the children’s art competition “Encounters in the Hermitage: Triumph, Victory and Celebration in Ancient Greece and Rome”

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    • 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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