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17 September 2018

“Era of Charity” Action on Palace Square

On 14 September 2018, the day of commemoration of the icon of the Virgin of the August Victory, an “Era of Charity” action was held on Palace Square with public prayers to mark the end of the First World War and in memory of the imperial family.

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17 September 2018

A brief historical outline “His Imperial Majesty’s Own Libraries and Arsenals”

The State Hermitage Publishing House has brought out a work by Vasily Shcheglov (1851–1917) devoted to the imperial collections of books – His Imperial Majesty’s Own Libraries and Arsenals. A brief historical outline: 1715–1915.

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12 September 2018

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Visit to Vladivostok

On 10 September 2018, on the first day of the Eastern Economic Forum, the Far Eastern Federal University on Russky island in Vladivostok hosted an international conference on “Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Russo-Japanese Relations” that was organized by the Russian Historical Society in con

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12 September 2018

Extended opening hours for the exhibition “Furniture for a Body’s Every Whim”

From 11 September to 11 November 2018, the Hermitage is extending the opening hours for the exhibition “Furniture for a Body’s Every Whim” in the Manege of the Small Hermitage.

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12 September 2018

A new type of tour in the Menshikov Palace

From September 2018, the Menshikov Palace is offering a new type of guided tour – with gastronomic accents.

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10 September 2018

Opening of the Days of Culture of Iran in Russia

On 3 September 2018, the Maly Theatre in Moscow was the venue for the formal inauguration of the Days of Culture of Iran in Russia.

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10 September 2018

Meeting of the Petersburg Dialogue coordinating council

On 1 September 2018, the German city of Aachen was the venue for a meeting of the coordinating council for the Petersburg Dialogue – a discussion platform for civil societies in Russian and Germany.

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10 September 2018

International conference: “Rakushechny Yar and the Neolithization of the South of Eastern Europe. Marking the 100th anniversary of Tatyana Belanovskaya’s birth.”

The international conference “Rakushechny Yar and the Neolithization of the South of Eastern Europe. Marking the 100th anniversary of Tatyana Belanovskaya’s birth.” was held between 24 and 27 August on Porechny island in Rostov region, where the State Hermitage’s Lower Don Expedition is carrying out

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10 September 2018

Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Siege of Leningrad

On 8 September 2018, Saint Petersburg marked the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Siege of Leningrad.

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10 September 2018

16th Honorary Citizens of Saint Petersburg festival

On 7 September 2018, as part of the16th Honorary Citizens of Saint Petersburg festival, the Atrium of the General Staff building became the setting for an evening of celebration for the 60th birthday of the pilot-cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, a Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of Russia and Honorary Citi

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4 September 2018

The Hermitage at the Museums for Children festival

On 2 September 2018, the State Hermitage’s School Centre participated in the city’s Museums for Children festival that was organized by the State Russian Museum and held in the Summer Garden.

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3 September 2018

Hermitage Design Contest – a competition for original prints

The State Hermitage in conjunction with the company Rich Propellors announces the holding of a competition for original prints – the Hermitage Design Contest. Graphic designers, artists and illustrators are invited to participate by producing an original piece of work on one of the themes suggested

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20 August 2018

For the opening of the exhibition “The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Masterpieces of the Leiden Collection”

On 20 August 2018, a meeting took place in the State Hermitage’s Laboratory for the Restoration of Easel Painting between journalists and Irina Alexeyevna Sokolova, the Keeper of Dutch Painting, and Victor Anatolyevich Korobov, the head of the laboratory.

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14 August 2018

Find made by the State Hermitage’s Chersonesus Archaeological Expedition

The State Hermitage’s Chersonesus Archaeological Expedition (headed by Nadezhda Novoselova) is working in the 20th block of Chersonesus Taurica.

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14 August 2018

Declaration by the President of the Union of Museums of Russia, Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky, on the act of vandalism against the Bronze Horseman

Following the latest act of vandalism against a cultural monument – the Bronze Horseman in the city of St Petersburg, the Union of Museums of Russia considers it necessary to make the following declaration:

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7 August 2018

Samsung supports the Hermitage Online project

The Samsung company (Samsung Electronics Rus Company), a long-standing technical partner of the museum, has supported the Hermitage Online project for live broadcasts over the VKontakte social network by providing the equipment necessary for filming.

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7 August 2018

Preventive care for the Alexander Column

On 7 August 2018, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for a press conference devoted to the history of the Alexander Column and to the measures employed to clean the monument using professional equipment.

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31 July 2018

The Hermitage at the VK Fest 2018

On 28 and 29 July 2018, the Hermitage took part for the fourth time in the VK Fest – a festival of Russia’s largest social networking site, VKontakte, that is traditionally held in the open air, in the Park of the Tercentenary of St Petersburg.

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30 July 2018

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Visits the Hermitage

On 27 July 2018, Nikol Pashinyan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, paid a visit to the State Hermitage.

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30 July 2018

Festive Meeting of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers Devoted to Navy Day

On 27 July 2018 the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers carried out an extensive programme of events to mark Russia’s Navy Day.

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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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