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27 May 2021

Hermitage Days in Ulan-Ude 2021

From 26 to 29 May 2021, Hermitage Days were held in Ulan-Ude for the first time.

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27 May 2021

Formal Opening of the Reserve Gallery of 17th- and 18th-Century European Painting from the stocks of the State Hermitage Museum

On 27 May 2021, the Reserve Gallery of 17th- and 18th-Century European Painting from the stocks of the State Hermitage Museum. was officially opened on the top floor of the Winter Palace.

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26 May 2021

A Delegation from the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre Visits the State Hermitage

Between 17 and 21 May, a delegation from the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre, headed by the new director of the State Hermitage’s centre in the Netherlands – Annabelle Birnie, paid a working visit to Saint Petersburg.

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25 May 2021

The Horseman by Hans Op de Beeck

The State Hermitage Museum is delighted to present the sculpture The Horseman by Hans Op de Beeck.

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25 May 2021

The 16th Saint Petersburg International Book Salon in the General Staff building

On 26 May, the 16th Saint Petersburg International Book Salon opens in the General Staff building. One of the largest book-related events in Russia and Northern Europe will be taking place for the first time in this part of the State Hermitage and adjoining Palace Square. The project entails more th

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24 May 2021

Night of Museums 2021. How the Hermitage Sounds

On 22 May 2021, following tradition, the State Hermitage took part in the international Night of Museums event. The special programme took place at several venues at once.

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21 May 2021

Round table on “A Cultural Vaccine: The Museum in the Digital Reality” at the Saint Petersburg International Legal Forum 2021.

The Saint Petersburg International Legal Forum took place in an online format between 18 and 22 May 2021. On 21 May, its programme included the traditional round table under the aegis of the State Hermitage.

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21 May 2021

Opening of the exhibition “The Iron Age. Europe without Borders. The First Millennium BC” in the State Historical Museum in Moscow

On 20 May 2021, as part of the Year of Germany in Russia 2020/2021, the exhibition “The Iron Age. Europe without Borders. The First Millennium BC” opened in the State Historical Museum in Moscow. This exhibition is the second part of a major project that has brought several museums in Russia and Ger

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20 May 2021

‘Cecil Beaton, Celebrating Celebrity’

Blenheim Palace, Great Britain, is delighted to host a new exhibition ‘Cecil Beaton, Celebrating Celebrity’ from the 17th of May until the 1st of August 2021. The iconic images by the British fashion and portrait photographer are on a display throughout the State Rooms of the Palace.

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19 May 2021

Planned tactical and special training at the Hermitage

On 17 May 2021, planned joint tactical and special exercises were conducted by the Museum Security Service and units of the Main Administration of the National Guard of Russia in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region in the Main Museum Complex of the State Hermitage.

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19 May 2021

Opening of the exhibition “Arts of the Middle Ages. Masterpieces from the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria”

On 18 May 2021, the exhibition “Arts of the Middle Ages. Masterpieces from the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria” was formally opened in the Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace.

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14 May 2021

Attempted break-in at the Winter Palace

On 13 May 2021 at 6.28 pm the Museum Security Service of the State Hermitage received a report of an intruder climbing a drainpipe on the Winter Palace façade near the October Entrance.

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12 May 2021

The State Hermitage informs

The days with free of charge entry to the Hermitage in May 2021 will be the 18th and 20th.

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11 May 2021

Opening of the exhibition “The Hermitage in Wartime”

On 6 May 2021, the exhibition “The Hermitage in Wartime” was formally opened in the Manege of the Small Hermitage. The items included in the display retain the memory of how the Hermitage and its staff lived through the wartime years of 1941 to 1945.

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9 May 2021

Till Leinemann’s latest video

Due to the questions that have been raised by the publication of Till Lindemann’s video clip filmed in the Hermitage, we present here the commentary given by Mikhail Piotrovsky, the museum’s General Director:

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7 May 2021

Opening of the exhibition “On Opposite Sides of the Front Line”

On 7 May 2021, the exhibition “On Opposite Sides of the Front Line”, created to mark the 75th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, opened in the Recess of the Eastern Gallery in the Winter Palace. In May 2020, when that notable anniversary actually took place, the museum was closed to

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30 April 2021

The State Hermitage informs. Access to the museum on 5 and 7 May 2021

On 5 and 7 May 2021, due to rehearsals for the Victory Parade on Palace Square, there may be difficulties in gaining access to the buildings of the State Hermitage.

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30 April 2021

The Hermitage is a winner of the 50 Legendary Brands 2021 prize

On 28 April 2021, Moscow was the venue for the presentation of awards to the winners of the 50 Legendary Brands 2021 competition organized by the Komsomolskaya Pravda media group.

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27 April 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Hermitage

On 27 April 2021, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, visited the State Hermitage.

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26 April 2021

Friedrich Day in the State Hermitage

On 24 April 2021, Friedrich Day in the Hermitage was held in the General Staff building.

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A Word from the Director

    • 22 Jul 2021

      “Our financial issues are measured in billions”: How the Hermitage is entering the NFT art market

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    • 18 Jul 2021

      Интервью Михаила Пиотровского на радио «Эхо Москвы»: «Третий Эрмитаж. Открытие в Екатеринбурге центра “Эрмитаж-Урал“»

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    • 30 Jun 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Art is a good litmus test

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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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