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The history of St Petersburg's famous porcelain goes back two and a half centuries. The stages in the development of Russia's oldest porcelain factory, founded on the bank of the Neva in 1744, are reflected in the Hermitage's new display - the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory that opened in December 2003 on the premises of the Imperial Porcelain Factory public joint-stock company.

On the orders of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, in 2001 the collection of the porcelain factory's museum, numbering over 30,000 items, was transferred to the administration of the State Hermitage. The factory collection, to which it was formerly hard for the general public to gain access, acquired the look of a modern museum, equipped with state-of-the-art museum technology. Ultra-modern showcases placed in two rooms accommodated more than 600 exhibits. It is planned in the near future to open a third room dedicated to 20th-century porcelain.

The Room of Imperial Porcelain
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The Room of the Teaching Collection of Porcelain
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