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16 November 2017

All-Russian Conference on “The Museum and the Revolution of 1917 in Russia. The Fate of People, Collections and Buildings”

On 15 November 2017, the All-Russian conference on “The Museum and the Revolution of 1917 in Russia. The Fate of People, Collections and Buildings” opened in the State Hermitage.

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15 November 2017

Signing of a Collaboration Agreement between the Russian committee of the International Committee of the Museums (ICOM) and the Union of Museums of Russia

On 15 November 2017. as part of the 6th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage and President of the Union of Museums of Russia, and Vasily Pankratov, Vice-President of the Russian committee of the International Committee of the Muse

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15 November 2017

Presentation of an Indian rose water sprinkler after restoration

On 14 November 2017, a 17th-century Indian rose water sprinkler was presented in the State Hermitage following a restoration carried out with the support of the House of Cartier.

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9 November 2017

Opening of the Season at the Hermitage Friends Club

On 7 November 2017, the Hermitage Friends Club opened its 2017/18 season. The first gathering of the twenty-first season was devoted to the major exhibition “The Winter Palace and Hermitage in 1917. History was made here” that has been created for the 100th anniversary of the revolution in Russia.

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8 November 2017

News from the Hermitage–Italy research centre

On 6 November 2017, the former church of the Palace of the Doges in Venice was the setting for the presentation of the latest publication from the Hermitage–Italy research centre: Sergei Androsov’s catalogue "17th- and 18th-Century Italian Sculpture. From Bernini to Canova".

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2 November 2017

The “Let’s preserve our cultural heritage” programme in Omsk. Master class on the restoration and conservation of furniture

From 30 October to 2 November 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days at the Omsk Regional Vrubel Museum of Fine Arts, a master class on the restoration and conservation of furniture was held, continuing the joint project between the State Hermitage and the Coca-Cola system – “Let’s preserve our cultura

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2 November 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Craft as Art. Items from the State Hermitage’s Collection of Arms and Armour”

On 1 November 2017, the exhibition “Craft as Art. Items from the State Hermitage’s Collection of Arms and Armour” opened in the Omsk Regional Vrubel Museum of Fine Arts.

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2 November 2017

A permanent display has opened devoted to the work of the French artist Honoré Daumier

On Floor 4 of the General Staff building, a permanent display has opened devoted to the work of the French artist Honoré Daumier. It presents the painting The Burden, the drawing A Seat in the Stalls and 15 of the artist’s prints. Since works of graphic art are particularly sensitive to light, the d

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31 October 2017

Konstantin Raikin’s One-Man Show-Concert “Above the Farce – the Sky…”

On 28 October 2017 Konstantin Raikin performed his one-man show “Above the Farce – the Sky…” in the Hermitage Theatre.

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31 October 2017

65th Anniversary of the Extradepartmental Security Service of the National Guard Forces of the Russian Federation

On 30 October 2017, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a celebratory meeting to mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Extradepartmental Security Service.

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27 October 2017

Unveiling of a Last Address plaque in memory of Hermitage staff member Richard Vasmer

On 26 October 2017, the courtyard of the State Hermitage at 32 Palace Embankment was the setting for a ceremony installing a plaque in memory of a former member of the museum staff – Professor Richard Vasmer (Roman Romanovich Fasmer), who worked as head of the Hermitage’s Numismatics Department unti

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27 October 2017

International Conference of Friends of the Hermitage

On 26 and 27 October 2017, the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre was the venue for an international conference of Friends of the Hermitage.

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24 October 2017

The Hermitage participated in the VKontakte Hackathon

From 20 to 22 October 2017, St Petersburg was the location for the third VKontakte Hackathon, one of the largest competitions for programmers and developers in Russia. The State Hermitage has become a partner of this event.

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23 October 2017

New Publications from and about the Hermitage

The Report of the State Hermitage for 2016 (State Hermitage Publishing House) has come out.

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23 October 2017

Latest session of the State Hermitage’s Weaponry Seminar

The tenth session of the Weaponry Seminar took place in the State Hermitage on 19 October 2017.

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20 October 2017

Session of the round table “Pontifices Maximi”

On 19 and 20 October 2017, the State Hermitage hosted a session of the round table “Pontifices Maximi” devoted to the 80th anniversary of the birth of Mark Borisovich Shchukin (1937–2008) and Dmitry Alexeyevich Machinsky (1937–2012), prominent scholars and very strong personalities who had a conside

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16 October 2017

The “Let’s preserve our cultural heritage” programme in Yekaterinburg Master class on the restoration and conservation of works of graphic art

On 13 October 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, a master class on the restoration and conservation of works of graphic art began as part of the joint project between the State Hermitage and the Coca-Cola system – “Let’s preserve our cultural heritage”.

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16 October 2017

Presentation of the Iskusny Glagol Prize in memory of Vladimir Matveyev in Yekaterinburg

On 13 October 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days, an awards ceremony took place at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts for winners of the Iskusny Glagol [“Artful Word”] prize dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Yuryevich Matveyev (1948–2015), the late Deputy General Director of the State Hermitag

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16 October 2017

Opening of the exhibition ““Ivan Kramskoi. Portrait of Empress Maria Feodorovna” at theYekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts

On 13 October 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “Ivan Kramskoi. Portrait of Empress Maria Feodorovna from the collection of the State Hermitage” opened at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.

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13 October 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Eduard Kochergin: Celebrating the 80th Birthday”

On 13 October 2017, the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for the formal opening of the exhibition “Eduard Kochergin: Celebrating the 80th Birthday”, devoted to the work of the outstanding artist, set designer and theatrical legend Eduard Stepanovich Kochergin.

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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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