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15 February 2018

Marking the 110th anniversary of the birth of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky. Day of the Culture of the Caucasus in the Hermitage

On 14 February, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the Readings in Memory of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky (1908–1990), an outstanding archaeologist and Orientalist, who for over a quarter of a century was the head of the State Hermitage.

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14 February 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Rosso Fiorentino’s Madonna in Glory. On the Completion of Restoration”

On 14 February 2018, the exhibition “Rosso Fiorentino’s Madonna in Glory. On the Completion of Restoration” was opened in the Apollo Hall of the Winter Palace.

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14 February 2018

Mikhail Piotrovsky gives a press conference at Interfax

On 13 February 2018 the press centre of the Interfax North-West news agency was the venue for a press conference given by Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage.

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13 February 2018

Signing of a collaboration agreement between the State Hermitage and the Mikhailovsky Theatre

On 13 February 2018, Mikhail Piotrovsky and Vladimir Kekhman signed an agreement on collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Mikhailovsky Theatre. The joint project between the museum and the musical theatre dates back to October 2015 and now the collaboration agreement has been extended fo

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12 February 2018

The performance Karavaichuk

On 8 February 2018, the Crimson Drawing-Room in the Winter Palace was the setting for a performance entitled Karavaichuk devoted to the legendary composer.

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12 February 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Dolls of Old Japan”

On 9 February 2018, as part of the cross-cultural Year of Japan in Russia and Year of Russia in Japan, the exhibition “Dolls of Old Japan” opened in the Winter Palace. The exhibition has been organized by the State Hermitage and the Municipal Museum of Historical Documents of the Japanese city of Sa

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8 February 2018

Session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”

On 7 February 2018, the meeting hall of the State Hermitage’s Department of the Ancient World was the venue for the latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”.

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7 February 2018

The performance Karavaichuk in the Hermitage

At 8 o’clock on 8 February 2018, the Crimson Drawing-Room in the Winter Palace will become the setting for a performance entitled Karavaichuk organized by the Foundation for the Support of Cultural Projects and the Preservation of the Legacy of Oleg Karavaichuk in conjunction with the State Hermitag

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6 February 2018

Round Table “The South Coast of the Crimea – a World Heritage Area”

On 1 and 2 February 2018, the Hermitage hosted a round table on “The South Coast of the Crimea – a World Heritage Area” organized by the Likhachev Foundation and the State Hermitage with the support of the Presidential Projects Foundation.

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1 February 2018

Project for the Creation of a Virtual Model of the Jupiter Hall wins Global CIO’s Project of the Year Competition

On 31 January 2018, the awards ceremony for the Project of the Year competition run by Global CIO took place in Moscow. The best IT project of 2017 in the cultural sphere was judged to be a joint effort by the State Hermitage and the Virtual Reality Centre of the KROK company to create a virtual cop

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1 February 2018

Handover of the Standard to the New Commander of the North-Western District of the Forces of the National Guard of the Russian Federation

On 1 February 2018, the St George Hall of the Winter Palace was the setting for the formal presentation of a personal standard to the new Commander of the North-Western District of the forces of the National Guard of the Russian Federation.

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1 February 2018

Grand Assembly of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers marking its 27th anniversary

On 31 January 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a Grand Assembly of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers marking its 27th anniversary.

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18 January 2018

Session of the Round Table on the Aesthetics of the Urban Environment

On 17 January 2018, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for a session of the Round Table on the Aesthetics of the Urban Environment organized by the State Hermitage, the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers and the Russian Historical Society.

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16 January 2018

New Display Cases for Leonardo da Vinci’s Benois Madonna and Litta Madonna

The State Hermitage is one of only a few museums in the world to possess authentic works by the exceptional Renaissance artist, scientist and thinker Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519).

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15 January 2018

The Hermitage at a Round Table on Contemporary Art

On 12 January 2018, in connection with the exhibition of works from the Museum of Modern Art in New York (“Being Modern: MoMA in Paris”) that it is currently holding, the Fondation Louis Vuitton (in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris) hosted a round table discussion on the topic of what tomorrow’s museum o

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12 January 2018

Archaeopress publishes the book Natter’s Museum Britannicum. British Gem Collections and Collectors of the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Oxford-based Archaeopress, has brought out a book entitled Natter’s Museum Britannicum. British Gem Collections and Collectors of the Mid-Eighteenth Century.

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29 December 2017

Opening of an Exhibition-Presentation of a New Gift to the Hermitage

On 29 December 2017, as the New Year holidays approach, the Armorial Hall of the Winter Palace was the setting for the presentation of one of the most interesting gifts that the museum received in the year now drawing to a close.

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26 December 2017

The Youth Centre’s New Year Party

On 23 December 2017, the Atrium and courtyards of the General Staff building became the setting for what has already become a traditional celebration – the carnival for students of the Youth Centre.

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26 December 2017

Publication of Russia’s first museum comic book: “A Journey around the Hermitage. The Queen of Tulips”

St Petersburg-based publishing house ARCA has brought out Russia’s first museum comic book: A Journey around the Hermitage. The Queen of Tulips. The story about how Tasya and Vanya meet by chance in the Rembrandt Hall of the Hermitage was thought up and drawn by Varvara Pomidor and Darya Agapova.

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25 December 2017

Ceremony commemorating “the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”

On 25 December 2017 the Field Marshals’ Hall of the Winter Palace was the setting for the traditional ceremony marking the anniversary of “the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”.

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A Word from the Director

    • 12 Oct 2018

      A Gathering of Hundreds of Faces

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    • 27 Sep 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Why Danaë should travel to the East

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    • 25 Jul 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Getting Along with One Another

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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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