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7 November 2020

Hermitage Days in Kazan 2020

On 6 November 2020, the formal opening of the Hermitage Days in Kazan took place in the Hermitage–Kazan Centre.

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7 November 2020

Decree of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation “On the confirmation of Unified Rules for the organization of the acquisition, recording, storage and use of museum objects and museum collections”

On 5 November 2020, the Ministry of Justice registered a decree of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation “On the confirmation of Unified Rules for the organization of the acquisition, recording, storage and use of museum objects and museum collections” that will come into effect from 1 J

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6 November 2020

Online Meeting of the Heads of Hermitage Foundations and Friends’ Organizations

On November 3 2020, the international meeting of the Heads of Hermitage Foundations and Friends’ organizations took place in the format of an online conference.

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3 November 2020

Results of a new stage in the archaeological exploration of the outskirts of Chersonesus

Between February and August 2020, archaeological explorations were carried out in the buffer zone of the Chersonesus Taurica world heritage site, on the territory designated for the construction of the Tauric Chersonese Historical and Archaeological Park.

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31 October 2020

Discovery of the Lost Burial Place of Ivan Alexeyevich Stempovsky in Kerch

The State Hermitage congratulates its colleagues on a remarkable event that took place during repair and restoration work on the Great and Small Mithradates Steps, a cultural heritage site of federal importance, – the discovery of the burial place of Ivan Alexeyevich Stempovsky, governor of Kerch an

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30 October 2020

Performance of The Nutcracker in the Hermitage Theatre for Children with Special Needs

On 27 October 2020, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a special performance of the ballet The Nutcracker for children with special needs. The event was part of the fifth anniversary of the charitable inter-museum project “I see music” that is organized by the Saint Petersburg State Museum of T

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30 October 2020

Awards Ceremony for the SeZaM 2020 Journalism Contest

On 23 October 2020, the 18th Forum of Mass Media in the North-West was held in Saint Petersburg. The venue for the business part of the form was the House of Journalists on Nevsky Prospekt, while the awards ceremony for the winners of the SeZaM 2020 journalism contest took place in the Hermitage The

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29 October 2020

Virtual Ceremony Devoted to a Joint Project for the Restoration of School of Raphael Frescoes

On 28 October 2020, a virtual ceremony was held that was devoted to a joint project for the restoration of School of Raphael frescoes in the Hermitage collection.

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27 October 2020

The international art project “Flora” will take place in autumn 2021

The international art project “Flora” will now take place in autumn 2021 – the Russian and Austrian sides have determined the new dates for the performances.

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27 October 2020

Changes to the Hermitage’s working hours

The State Hermitage is making changes to its working hours and arrangements for receiving visitors based on an analysis of feedback and visitor statistics.

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23 October 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Two Paintings by Bronzino. Conservation Completed”

On 23 October 2020, the exhibition “Two Paintings by Bronzino. Conservation Completed” was officially opened in the Apollo Hall of the Main Museum Complex. The ceremony took place in a closed format due to the measures aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

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22 October 2020

New Director for the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre

On 22 October 2020, the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre named the new director of this branch of the State Hermitage in the Netherlands.

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19 October 2020

The Total Dictation educational event at the General Staff building

On 17 October, the annual Total Dictation educational event was held throughout the country. This year, St Petersburg was declared the capital of the event, and the main venue was the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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16 October 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Press Conference at the Interfax News Agency

On 15 October 2020, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, gave a press conference at the Interfax news agency in an online regime. The topic of the gathering, entitled “Cultural Immunity”, was the life of the Hermitage during the pandemic.

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14 October 2020

“Raphael in Black and White”. A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “Raphael in Black and White”.

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14 October 2020

Guided tours of the exhibition “Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History” coupled with independent viewing of displays in the Main Museum Complex

From 14 October 2020, the State Hermitage will be offering guided tours of the temporary exhibition “Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History” combined with the opportunity for participants to then independently view the displays of the Main Museum Complex that belong to Fixed Route № 1.

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12 October 2020

17th Baltic Star Awards Ceremony

On 12 October 2020, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the 17th annual awards ceremony of the Baltic Star, an international prize for the development and strengthening of links in the humanities among the countries of the Baltic region.

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10 October 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky took part in an international discussion on museums in the 21st century

On 8 October 2020, the British radio station BBC Radio 3 broadcast a worldwide discussion about museums in the 21st century whose participants were Mikhail Piotrovsky, President of the Union of Museums of Russia and General Director of the State Hermitage, Chong Siak Ching, CEO of the National Galle

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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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