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24 February 2016

Presentation of Officers’ Award Dirks

On 24 February 2016, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for the formal award ceremony of inscribed dirks from the All-Russian Police Association IPA and the presentation of certificates of honorary membership of the All-Russian Police Association IPA.

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20 February 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Visit to Kazan Federal University

Mikhail Borisovich, who was visiting the Islamica resource centre for the first time, was first of all shown around the main laboratories and acquainted with the results of Kazan Federal University’s activities.

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20 February 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Meetings in Kazan

On 19 February 2016, the day that the exhibition “Ibn Fadlan's Travels: the Volga Journey from Baghdad to Bolgar” opened in the Hermitage–Kazan Centre, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, met with Mintimer Shaimiyev, First President and State Counsellor of the Republic of Ta

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20 February 2016

Marking Defender of the Fatherland Day

On 20 February 2016, an exhibition of children’s pictures marking Russia’s Defender of the Fatherland Day (23 February) began working at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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20 February 2016

A new thematic audio excursion for the iPhone on Dutch Art

The Audio-Guide to the Hermitage tells about the Golden Age of Dutch painting.

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19 February 2016

Opening of the Exhibition: “Ibn Fadlan's Travels: the Volga Journey from Baghdad to Bolgar” in the Hermitage–Kazan Centre

On 19 February 2016, the exhibition “Ibn Fadlan's Travels: the Volga Journey from Baghdad to Bolgar” opened in the Hermitage–Kazan Centre.

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19 February 2016

All-Russian scholarly conference on “Heraldry: Theory and Practice”

On 19 February 2016, the annual All-Russian scholarly conference on “Heraldry: Theory and Practice” opened in the State Hermitage’s Council Hall.

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18 February 2016

Commemorative Service in the Great Church of the Winter Palace

On 18 February 2016, a festive service was held in the Great Church of the Winter Palace to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the wedding of Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna to William (Willem) of Orange, Crown Prince of the Netherlands.

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17 February 2016

A New Cultural and Educational Programme: “Artist of the Month”

The Hermitage is offering its visitors a new programme: "Artist of the Month" – talks in the Hermitage displays.

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16 February 2016

The Catalogue of the Exhibition “Catherine the Great and Stanisław August: Two Enlightened Monarchs”

The State Hermitage publishing house has produced an illustrated scholarly catalogue of the exhibition “Catherine the Great and Stanisław August: Two Enlightened Monarchs”.

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16 February 2016

Readings in Memory of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky

On 16 February the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the Readings in Memory of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky (1908–1990), an outstanding archaeologist and Orientalist, who was head of the State Hermitage for over two decades.

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16 February 2016

Free Entry to Mark the 35th Anniversary of the Display Opening in the Menshikov Palace

On 20 February 2016, entry to the Menshikov Palace will be free of charge as part of the celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the opening of the Hermitage display there.

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12 February 2016

Opening of the Exhibition ‘A Sacred Gift unto the Deity…’ South-East Asian Sculpture of the Eighth to Twentieth Centuries in the Hermitag

On 12 February 2016, the exhibition ‘A Sacred Gift unto the Deity…’ South-East Asian Sculpture of the Eighth to Twentieth Centuries in the Hermitage was formally opened in the Riding Hall of the Small Hermitage.

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11 February 2016

Presentation of Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Works of African Art

On 11 February 2016, the General Staff was the setting for the presentation of some late 19th- and early 20th-century works of African art donated to the State Hermitage by Sergei Girdin.

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11 February 2016

Out-of-House Meeting of the Editorial Board of the Magazine Rodina and the Introduction of the State Hermitage’s Regular Feature

On 11 February 2016, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for an out-of-house meeting of the editorial board of the magazine Rodina.

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10 February 2016

Winter Evening in the Hermitage

On 10 February, the Hermitage held its "Winter Evening", the event that traditionally ushers in the second semester in the Student Club of the museum’s Youth Education Centre.

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10 February 2016

The State Hermitage informs

The British newspaper The Guardian published an interview with Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky in its 7 February 2016 edition.

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10 February 2016

Signing of a Partnership Agreement for Holding the Exhibition “Masterpieces of Modern Art” in Paris

On 10 February 2016, in the mansion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow, the formal signing took place of a partnership agreement between the State Hermitage, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

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10 February 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky Addresses the Federation Council

On 10 February 2016, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, presented a report on “Museum Innovations” to the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, under its “Expert Time” procedure.

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9 February 2016

Donation to the State Hermitage of a sacred object – a sculpture of the bodhisattva Manjushri

On 9 February 2016, Mstislav Borisovich Vladimirtsov, the son of Academician Boris Yakovlevich Vladimirtsov, presented a sculpture of the bodhisattva Manjushri as a gift to the State Hermitage.

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A Word from the Director

    • 30 Nov 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “We have created the Hermitage of the 21st century”

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    • 30 Nov 2017

      The Winter Palace and Hermitage as Witnesses of the Russian Revolution

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    • 24 Nov 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky on the Cultural Forum, on the problems of culture and its defence, and on working with special visitors

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 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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    • 21 May 2016

      The State Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2016 Festival

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