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2 October 2017

Presentation of the Iskusny Glagol Prize in Vladivostok

On 29 September 2017, an awards ceremony took place in Vladivostok for the winners of the second Iskusny Glagol [“Artful Word”] open inter-regional competition for mass media and journalists that cover culture and art. The prize is dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Yuryevich Matveyev (1948–2015),

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2 October 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Inna Olevskaya: Porcelain Metamorphoses in the Hermitage”

From 30 September 2107, the General Staff building is the venue for the exhibition “Inna Olevskaya: Porcelain Metamorphoses in the Hermitage” that has been organized by the State Hermitage and the Imperial Porcelain Factory joint-stock company. The formal openin took place the day before.

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2 October 2017

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Lecture in the Tretyakov Gallery

On 30 September 2017, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage and a member of the Expert Council of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art gave a lecture in the Tretyakov Gallery’s building on Krymsky Val on “The Hermitage Tradition of Relations with New Art”.

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2 October 2017

Latest session of the State Hermitage’s Weaponry Seminar

The ninth session of the State Hermitage’s Weaponry Seminar took place on 28 September 2017.

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2 October 2017

Interview given by the General Director of the State Hermitage to the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta

At the latest Ministry of Culture board meeting in Plyos, devoted to the museum sphere, everyone was struck by the people representing the Muzei avtomatov. Admittedly they immediately added Gazirovannykh [indicating it was a Museum of Vending Machines, rather than Machine-Guns]. It was one of the pr

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2 October 2017

International Conference “The Christian East. Interaction with other cultures”

From 28 to 30 September 2017, the State Hermitage hosted the international conference “The Christian East. Interaction with other cultures”. In the past decade the study of the Christian East has become one of the most significant areas of the Hermitage’s research activities. This is already the thi

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29 September 2017

Opening of the exhibition “In Memoriam… marking the 300th anniversary of the Russian and Novo-Nakhichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church”

On 28 September 2017, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, Georgy Sergeyevich Poltavchenko, Governor of Saint Petersburg, and His Eminence Archbishop Ezras, Head of the Russian and Novo-Nakhichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, formally opened the exhib

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29 September 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Orthodoxy and the Holy Land. Alpha and Omega”

On 28 September 2017, the formal opening ceremony for the exhibition “Orthodoxy and the Holy Land. Alpha and Omega” took place in the State Hermitage.

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29 September 2017

CIETA Assembly

On 25-27 September 2017, the State Hermitage hosted the assembly of the Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens (CIETA).

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26 September 2017

The Hermitage Rated Fifth in TripAdvisor’s List of the World’s Best Museums

TripAdvisor, one of the world’s leading websites for travel matters, has published its annual Travelers’ Choice ratings, based on the scores given by visitors to the site. The Hermitage came fifth in the list of the world’s best museums.

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15 September 2017

Pinpoint exhibition “The Evacuation of Palace and Museum Treasures in Autumn 1917”

On 15 September 2017, the pinpoint exhibition “The Evacuation of Palace and Museum Treasures in Autumn 1917” began functioning on the landing of the Main (Terebenev) Staircase of the New Hermitage.

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13 September 2017

“Let’s preserve our cultural heritage” programme in Ulan-Ude

On 12–14 September 2017, the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia in Ulan-Ude hosted a press conference, a master class and a round table, all devoted to the basics of the restoration of fabrics.

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12 September 2017

Public Dialogue between Mikhail Piotrovsky and Hartwig Fischer

On 11 September 2017, on the eve of the opening of the exhibition “Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia”, the British Museum in London was the setting for a public dialogue between Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, and Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum, on “the rol

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8 September 2017

Negotiations between the State Hermitage and the Al Thani Collection

On 7 September 2017, in the course of negotiations held on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition “Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas” at the Palace of the Doges in Venice between Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, and Sheikh Hamad al Thani of Qatar, an agreement was

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6 September 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Shinichi Sawada: Images from the Depths of the Mind” from the collection of the Outsider Art Museum

On 6 September 2017, the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for the formal opening of an exhibition of one of the most striking representatives of “art brut” or “outsider art” – Shinichi Sawada.

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5 September 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Georg Friedrich Schmidt (1712-1775). The Royal Engraver”

On 5 September 2017 the exhibition “Georg Friedrich Schmidt (1712-1775). The Royal Engraver” devoted to the work of one of the 18th century’s most significant artist-engravers opened in the Twelve-Column Hall of the New Hermitage.

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4 September 2017

The Hermitage School of Restoration in the Crimea

On 29 August 2017, a seminar and practical workshop on “Making Good Losses and Tinting Mastic Restorations on Objects of Decorative and Applied Art” began working at the Tauric Chersonese State Museum Preserve.

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4 September 2017

23rd Session of the State Hermitage’s International Advisory Board

On 1 and 2 September 2017, the 23rd session of the International Advisory Board, created in 1994 on the initiative of UNESCO, took place in the State Hermitage.

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24 August 2017

Examination of an Ancient Egyptian Mummy from the Collection of the State Hermitage

On 21 August 2017, an examination of an Ancient Egyptian mummy from the collection of the State Hermitage’s Department of the East was conducted at Clinical Hospital №122 named after L.G. Sokolov.

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15 August 2017

Best Wishes for Archaeologist’s Day!

Archaeologist’s Day is celebrated on 15 August in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

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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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