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13 December 2019

The House on Palace Embankment 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 – “The Hermitage. The House on Palace Embankment”.

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13 December 2019

Annual December Meeting with Heads of Partner Tourist Companies of the State Hermitage

On 12 December 2019, the Jordan Gallery of the Winter Palace was the setting for the annual December meeting with heads of partner tourist companies of the State Hermitage.

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12 December 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Additional working hours for the exhibitions "Assyrian Art from the British Museum" and ""Tis Potemkin Himself"

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12 December 2019

Mikhail Piotrovsky Bridges of Culture: Articles, Interviews, Speeches

As part of its Honorary Doctors of the University series, the Publishing House of the Saint Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences has brought out an anthology of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s works: Mosty kul’tury: stat’i, interv’iu, vystupleniia [Bridges of Culture: Articles, Interview

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12 December 2019

Ex Oriente lux Marking the 75th birthday of Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky

A book has been published to mark a milestone in the life of the prominent Russian Orientalist-Arabist Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky under the Latin titled Ex Oriente lux [ “Light from the East”].

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10 December 2019

Opening of the exhibition “I founded therein my royal palace…” Assyrian Art from the British Museum

On 9 December 2019, during the Hermitage Days, the first-ever exhibition in Russia of art from ancient Assyria – “I founded therein my royal palace.” – was opened in the Manege of the Small Hermitage. The exhibition has been organized by the State Hermitage and the British Museum, which possesses th

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10 December 2019

International Day of Hermitage Friends

On 8 December 2019, the General Staff building became the venue for the celebration of the International Day of Hermitage Friends, to which Friends of the museum from all over the world are traditionally invited.

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9 December 2019

Signing of a letter of intent on the creation of a Hermitage–Vladivostok centre

On 7 December 2019, during the Hermitage Days, a letter of intent was signed on the creation of a Hermitage–Vladivostok centre.

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9 December 2019

Signing of Agreements between the State Hermitage and the National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman

On 9 December 2019, agreements between the State Hermitage and the National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman were signed in the State Hermitage.

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9 December 2019

Ceremony Marking Saint George’s Day

On 9 December 2019, the Armorial Hall of the Winter Palace was the setting for the museum’s traditional ceremony marking Orthodox Saint George’s Day.

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9 December 2019

Best wishes to Mikhail Piotrovsky on a special birthday!

On 9 December 2019, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky celebrates a special birthday – his 75th! All the Hermitage community heartily wish their Director many happy returns of the day!

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7 December 2019

“Butterfly Children” and the Hermitage Butterflies in the Museum 15/25 project

On 6 December the State Hermitage welcomed guests for whom its doors are always open – children and their parents cared for by the Butterfly Children Foundation (whose patron is People’s Artist of Russia Xenia Rappoport).

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7 December 2019

Showing of the Documentary Film Hermitage – The Power of Art

On 7 December 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a showing of the documentary film Hermitage – The Power of Art shot by the Italian film studios Nexo Digital and 3D Produzioni. The film was introduced to journalists and members of the museum staff by Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director o

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7 December 2019

Screening of the film commemorating Nikolai Nikulin (1923–2009): “A Generation Going to Eternity”

On 6 December 2019, during the Hermitage Days, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a screening of the film A Generation Going to Eternity (Russia, 2019) devoted to the well-known art historian and veteran of the Great Patriotic War Nikolai Nikolayevich Nikulin (1923–2009), the author of the book

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7 December 2019

Opening of the exhibition “ ’Tis Potemkin himself!” On the 280th Anniversary of the Birth of Prince Grigory Potemkin of Taurida

On 7 December 2019, an exhibition opened in the Hermitage marking the 280th anniversary of the birth of one of the most significant statesmen in 18th-century Russian history – the Serene Prince Grigory Alexandrovich Potemkin of Taurida.

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7 December 2019

7 December 2019. Saint Catherine’s Day. The Hermitage Turns 255 Years Old

The 7 December, the Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, the heavenly patron of Catherine the Great, the founder of the Hermitage, is the main day in the museum’s December celebrations. For several years now, it has been celebrated as a special occasion for the whole city. This year the museum tur

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6 December 2019

Volunteer Day in the Hermitage. “Iphigenia through the Looking Glass”

On 5 December 2019, the Hermitage marked International Volunteer Day for the 17th time, counting back to 2003, when the Volunteer Service was created in the museum.

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6 December 2019

Visit of the Prime Minister of Mongolia

On 6 December 2019, during the Hermitage Days, Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh, Prime Minister of Mongolia, paid an official visit to the museum. The distinguished guests were met at the Council Entrance by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage.

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6 December 2019

Opening of the Exhibition “The Calvatone Victory: The Fate of a Masterpiece”

On 6 December 2019, the formal opening of the exhibition The Calvatone Victory: The Fate of a Masterpiece, organized by the State Hermitage and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, took place in the Roman Courtyard.

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6 December 2019

Evening for Corporative Friends of the Hermitage

On 5 December 2017, during the Hermitage Days, an event for corporate members of the Hermitage Friends’ Club was held in the Winter Palace to mark the 255th anniversary of the museum. Before the start of the official part of the evening, Alexander Gorodnitsky wished all present the very best on the

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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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