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8 May 2020

Days of Classical Antiquity 2020: the children’s art competition has been extended

Since 10 April 2020, the State Hermitage has been holding the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival, for the first time in an online format.

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7 May 2020

The Hermitage participates in an action to help the homeless

On 7 May 2020, the State Hermitage and the magazine Sobaka.ru carried out a joint charitable action to benefit the Nochlezhka organization that helps the homeless.

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7 May 2020

Cultured Isolation. The Hermitage Online

Between 17 March 2020, when visitors’ access to the Hermitage was suspended, and the present moment, the overall total number of views for new videos across the State Hermitage’s social media and the Virtual Visit section of the museum’s website has exceeded 26,300,000. In all, over the month and a

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7 May 2020

A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series: City under Siege

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “City under Siege”.

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5 May 2020

Guy Vesey appointed Executive Director of the Hermitage Foundation UK

The trustees of the Hermitage Foundation in Britain have announced the appointment of Guy Vesey as executive director of the organization.

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1 May 2020

The Hermitage has brought out a limited edition of “Cultured Isolation” T-shirts

The Hermitage has brought out a limited edition of “Cultured Isolation” T-shirts devoted to what we considered the best form of quarantine.

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28 April 2020

The State Hermitage is prolonging the exhibition “Studio 44. The Enfilade” in the General Staff building

The State Hermitage is prolonging the exhibition “Studio 44. The Enfilade” in the General Staff building until 27 September 2020.

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28 April 2020

Cultured Isolation. The Hermitage Online

Between 17 March 2020 and the present moment, the overall total number of views for videos across the State Hermitage’s social media and the Virtual Visit section of the museum’s website has exceeded 22,150,000. In all, over the month and a half 76 broadcasts and 79 Instagram live streams have been

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25 April 2020

The Hermitage Congratulates the Russian Museum on its 125th Anniversary

The Russian Museum was the country’s first state museum of Russian fine art. The decision to establish the museum was taken by Alexander III, but the decree on its foundation was not signed until after his death – on 25 April 1895. Nicholas II named the new institution in honour of his father: the R

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25 April 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky became the first participant in the project of online readings from Narekatsi’s Book of Lamentations

On 24 April 2020, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, Teodor Currentzis’s MusicAeterna team launched a new project – online readings of chapters from Grigor Narekatsi’s Book of Lamentations in Naum Grebnev’s Russian translation. The first participant in the project was Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Dir

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21 April 2020

The State Hermitage Museum becomes a partner of the Golden Photon Award

The State Hermitage has become a partner of the Eurasian Golden Photon Award. This is the main prize for this branch of industry, designed to help consumers orientate themselves in the lighting and electrical products market.

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21 April 2020

Cultured Isolation. The Hermitage Online

Between 17 March 2020 and the present moment, the overall total number of views for videos across the State Hermitage’s social media and the Virtual Visit section of the museum’s website has exceeded 20 million.

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20 April 2020

The Official Hotel of the State Hermitage sends Easter greetings to veterans of the Siege of Leningrad

By established tradition, the Official Hotel of the State Hermitage twice a year – on the anniversaries of the complete raising of the Siege of Leningrad and Victory Day – holds memorial evenings for veterans of the Siege of Leningrad, those who defended the city on the front lines and people in the

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20 April 2020

Days of Classical Antiquity Festival 2020

The Days of Classical Antiquity 202 festival for children and teenagers is continuing.

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20 April 2020

Collaboration between the State Hermitage and Samsung Electronics

Collaboration between the State Hermitage and Samsung Electronics is continuing even during the pandemic.

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17 April 2020

The Worldwide Cub of Petersburgers proposes holding the march of the “Immortal Regiment” as a remote event

Mikhail Piotrovsky, President of the Worldwide Cub of Petersburgers and General Director of the State Hermitage, has contacted Saint Petersburg’s Governor Alexander Beglov to propose that this year the “Immortal Regiment” action (in which people have marked Victory Day, 9 May, in recent years by par

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17 April 2020

The Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 in the State Hermitage, a festival for children and teenagers, has gone international

From 10 April to 15 May 2020, the Hermitage is holding the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020, a festival for children and teenagers with a history that goes back 14 years.

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17 April 2020

New State Hermitage publications. “Orthodox Church Vestments of the 17th to early 20th centuries in the Hermitage collection” in the Small Church of the Winter Palace.

The Hermitage is continuing to work actively on its previously scheduled programmes, including planned exhibitions. On 20 April, the exhibition “Orthodox Church Vestments of the 17th to early 20th centuries in the Hermitage collection” was due to open in the recently restored Small Church of the Win

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13 April 2020

Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival

The Hermitage invites you to join in the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival for children and teenagers. The aim of the festival is to show that the legacy of the Ancient World is not just dry museum exhibits but is capable of becoming a vibrant part of modern-day life and a source of inspirat

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13 April 2020

Appeal from Russian cultural figures to the global cultural community

An initiative group of prominent figures in our nation’s cultural sphere have addressed the global cultural community, appealing to them to unite their efforts to strengthen culture as the foundation of human civilization in this difficult moment in modern history.

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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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