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15 December 2015

Round Table “Heraldry as a Means of Communication. The Concept of a State Hermitage Museum of Heraldry in the Building of the Exchange”

On 15 December 2015, as part of the 4th St Petersburg International Cultural Forum, a round table discussion was held in the State Hermitage on “Heraldry as a Means of Communication.

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14 December 2015

Repin and/or Beuys. Wölfflin and/or Derrida. Museum and/or Biennale

The round table of the Hermitage’s Youth Centre on challenges in professional art education in changing times was held on 14 December 2015 as part of the Education section of the 4th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

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14 December 2015

Plenary Session of the 4th Saint Petersburg Cultural Forum

On 14 December 2015, the 4th Saint Petersburg Cultural Forum opened. One of the most important events in the agenda of the first day of the Forum was the plenary session in the Atrium of the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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11 December 2015

“The Little Flowers of St Francis of Assisi” The Murals of the Church of San Francesco in Assisi, Italy

The Concert Hall of the Winter Palace was the venue for the concert evening “The Little Flowers of St Francis of Assisi” The Murals of the Church of San Francesco in Assisi, Italy in the cycle Concert Evenings in the Concert Hall of the Winter Palace. Art and Music. West and East.

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10 December 2015

Session of the Restoration Board

On 10 December 2015, a session of the Restoration Board was held in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage.

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10 December 2015

Opening of A Research Exhibition School of Leonardo da Vinci

On 10 December 2015, the exhibition-study School of Leonardo da Vinci opened in the State Hermitage, featuring paintings from a private St Petersburg collection: Mary Magdalene by Giampietrino, Madonna and Child and Female Portrait by Italian followers of Leonardo in the late 15th to early 16th cent

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10 December 2015

Italian Carnival in the Hermitage

On 10 December 2015, the halls of the Hermitage were the setting for an Italian Carnivala – a special programme for hard-of-hearing and deaf children, timed to coincide with the All-Russian Days of Persons with Disabilities and held within the framework of the State Programme “An Accessible Environm

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10 December 2015

Hermitage Days in Novgorod. Musical Archaeology

On 10 December 2015, the Terpandros ensemble of Ancient Greek musical instruments and Vladimir Povetkin’s Centre of Musical Antiquities, the only one of its kind in Russia, presented a concert programme entitled Musical Archaeology in the Academic Hall of the Fine Arts Museum in Veliky Novgorod.

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9 December 2015

The Levitsky ‘Light-Painting’ Studio. Early Russian Photography in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum

On 9 December 2015, the exhibition The Levitsky ‘Light-Painting’ Studio. Early Russian Photography in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum opened in the Picket Hall.

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9 December 2015

Opening of the Exhibition Mechanical Curiosities Musical, Clockwork, Animated Mechanisms from the 17th–19th Centuries in the State Hermitage Collection

On 9 December 2015, during the Hermitage Days, the exhibition "Mechanical Curiosities. Musical, Clockwork, Animated Mechanisms from the 17th–19th Centuries in the State Hermitage Collection" opened in the museum.

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9 December 2015

Opening Ceremony for the Peter the Great Hall

On 9 December 2015, during the Hermitage Days, after completion of the restoration of the fabric decoration, a ceremony was held to reopen the Peter the Great Hall in the Winter Palace.

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9 December 2015

Members of the State Hermitage Staff Honoured

By decree of the President of the Russian Federation №584 of 1 December 2015, for services in the development of the country’s culture and art and long years of productive work, honours have been granted to members of the State Hermitage staff:

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9 December 2015

Hermitage Days – 2015 in the Hermitage–Vyborg Centre

While celebrating its birthday, the State Hermitage is giving presents to its partner museums.

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9 December 2015

Ceremony Marking St George’s Day

On 9 December 2015, the St George Hall (Large Throne Room) of the Winter Palace was the setting for the traditional ceremony marking Orthodox St George’s Day.

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9 December 2015

Best Wishes to Mikhail Piotrovsky on His Birthday

The whole Hermitage community sends its warmest greetings to our director on his birthday.

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8 December 2015

The State Hermitage Restoration and Storage Centre Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago, in December 1990, the first stone was laid in the foundation of the State Hermitage’s Repository, beginning construction of the Staraya Derevnya restoration and storage complex.

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8 December 2015

Opening of the Permanent Display ”The Jacques Lipchitz Room”

On 8 December 2015, during the Hermitage Days – 2015, in the General Staff building the permanent display of the Jacques Lipchitz Room, prepared by the State Hermitage’s Department of Contemporary Art, was opened.

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8 December 2015

Hermitage Days at Staraya Derevnya

On 8 December 2015 celebration of the Hermitage Days – 2015 continued at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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8 December 2015

Celebration of International Day of the Friends of the Hermitage

On 8 December 2015, the General Staff was the setting for the celebration of the International Day of the Friends of the Hermitage, to which Friends of the Hermitage from around the world are traditionally invited.

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7 December 2015

Presentation of the Documentary Film "The Hermitage in Sverdlovsk"

On 7 December, as part of the Hermitage Days – 2015 celebrations, members of the museum staff and journalists were given a screening of the film "The Sverdlovsk Branch of the 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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