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2 December 2015

Museums in Present-Day Conditions. A conference in the Hermitage

On 2 December 2015 a Russo-Finnish conference on “Museums in Present-Day Conditions” was held in the State Hermitage.

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1 December 2015

Members of the State Hermitage Staff Honoured

By decree of the President of the Russian Federation №566 of 21 November 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 – the medal For Services to the Country 2nd class to Li

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1 December 2015

Hermitage Days in Astana

Hermitage Days in Kazakhstan will be a regular event from now on – that was the decision taken at a meeting between Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage.

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27 November 2015

The Hermitage’s Legal Service Is Best

On 27 November 2015, the Icon Hall in Moscow was the setting for an awards ceremony honouring the best legal departments in Russia and the CIS countries as determined by the 10th Best Legal Departments. Russian Seasons international competition.

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26 November 2015

The Hermitage School of Restoration at the Sverdlovsk Regional Studies Museum

On 16–25 November 2015, the Sverdlovsk Regional Studies Museum served as a base for a training course given to staff of museums in the Ural-Siberian region on the subject of “The Fundamentals of the Preventative Conservation and Restoration of Photographic Materials".

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24 November 2015

Marking the 90th anniversary of the Department for Scientific and Educational Work

In 1925 research workers at the museum organized themselves into “the Hermitage excursion bureau”. That date is customarily regarded as the birthday of our museum’s Department for Scientific and Educational Work.

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24 November 2015

Benefit-conference in the Hermitage Theatre

On 24 November 2015 the Hermitage Theatre celebrates 230 years since the date of the first performance to take place on its stage. To mark the occasion a benefit-conference is being held in the theatre.

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23 November 2015

Museum Olympus 2015

On 23 November, in the St Petersburg State Theatre of Musical Comedy, the results of the annual St Petersburg Museum Olympus prize, for which the best museums of the city and region compete, were announced.

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21 November 2015

Hermitage Volunteers Represented 15 Countries at the 4th Volunteers’ Forum Dobroforum 15 in St Petersburg

On 20 and 21 November 2015, the 4th Volunteers’ Forum – Dobroforum 15 – was held in St Petersburg.

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20 November 2015

Scholarly Conference: “The Imperial Porcelain Factory and Glassworks. History. Names. Collections”

On 20 November 2015, the State Hermitage hosted the scholarly conference “The Imperial Porcelain Factory and Glassworks. History. Names. Collections”.

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19 November 2015

Second Day of the 10th “Dialogue of Cultures” International Young Journalists’ Forum

On 19 November 2015, the State Hermitage hosted the second day of the 10th “Dialogue of Cultures” International Forum for Young Journalists.

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19 November 2015

Opening of the Exhibition "Silver and Gold of the Queen of Spades" in the Sheremetev Palace

On 19 November 2015, the exhibition "Silver and Gold of the Queen of Spades" opened in the Sheremetev Palace, prepared jointly by the State Hermitage, the St Petersburg Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art, the Ostankino Museum-Preserve in Moscow and the Diaghilev P.S. international festival.

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19 November 2015

Meeting of the Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA)

On the 19 November 2015, the Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA) in its new composition held its annual meeting. It was presided over by the new chairman Torkom Demirjian and Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, was present.

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19 November 2015

Festive Concert Marking the 15th Anniversary of Radio Grad Petrov

On 19 November 2015 the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for a festive concert to mark the 15th anniversary of Radio Grad Petrov, the official radio station of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of St Petersburg.

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19 November 2015

Annual scholarly conference “Personalities from Peter the Great's Time”

On 17–19 November 2015, the Menshikov Palace department of the State Hermitage hosted the latest annual scholarly conference “Personalities from Peter the Great’s Time”.

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18 November 2015

Opening of the 10th “Dialogue of Cultures” International Young Journalists’ Forum

On 18 November 2015, the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for the official opening of the 10th “Dialogue of Cultures” International Forum for Young Journalists.

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17 November 2015

Presentation of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book "My Hermitage" in New York

On 17 November 2015, the newly re-opened bookstore of the Rizzoli publishing house in New York was the venue for the public presentation of the English translation of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book "My Hermitage".

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14 November 2015

Opening of the Exhibition "Golden Generation. Modernism in Finnish Architecture and Design"

From 14 November 2015, the General Staff building is the venue for the exhibition "Golden Generation. Modernism in Finnish Architecture and Design" organized as part of the Hermitage 20/21 project with the support of, and in collaboration with, the Institute of Finland in St Petersburg.

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13 November 2015

Press Conference on the 4th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum and the programme for the “Museums and Exhibition Projects” Section

On 13 November 2015, in the Lecture Hall of the General Staff building of the State Hermitage, a press conference was held on the implementation of the 4th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum and the work of one of its most significant sections – “Museums and Exhibition Projects”, headed b

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8 November 2015

Memorial Plaque for Valentin Fridrikhovich Miller as part of the Last Address Project

On 8 November 2015, as part of the Last Address project, a plaque was installed on 38, Rubinstein Street dedicated to the former Hermitage staff member Valentin Fridrikhovich Miller.

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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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