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3 May 2018

“The Past at Your Fingertips” Graduation Party

On 27 April 2018, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for a celebration to mark pupils of the end of another three-year cycle of lessons in the programme “The Past at Your Fingertips”.

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3 May 2018

Meeting with the Bizot Group

On 27 April 2018, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna was the venue for the latest gathering of the Bizot Group, an informal association of the world’s leading museums that engage in organizing exhibitions. As usual, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, took part.

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28 April 2018

Days of Classical Antiquity in the Hermitage festival

Around 1,000 school pupils interested in the art, history and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome were drawn to the festival for children and teenagers Days of Classical Antiquity that was held in the State Hermitage’s Halls of the Art of the Ancient World from 20 to 28 April 2018.

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28 April 2018

A press conference devoted to “Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires”

On 27 April 2018 the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a press conference devoted to “Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires” organized by the State Hermitage and the VISITFLANDERS Toerisme Vlaanderen – the Flemish tourist board.

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27 April 2018

Hermitage Day in London 2018

On 26 April 2018, the board of trustees of the Hermitage Foundation (UK) held a meeting in London that discussed current issues and new projects and held a competition for the post of new executive director.

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25 April 2018

Hermitage awarded an IT-Leader prize

The State Hermitage has won an IT-Leader prize, which is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the development of information technologies in Russia. The winners of the annual nationwide prize were announced in Moscow on 24 April 2018.

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24 April 2018

Opening of the Mihály Munkácsy exhibition

On 23 April 2018, the Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace was the setting for the formal opening of an exhibition devoted to the oeuvre of the most famous 19th-century Hungarian artist – Mihály Munkácsy.

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24 April 2018

Educational Design Conference in the Hermitage

On 19 April 2018, the Atrium of the General Staff building became the forum for an Educational Design Conference organized by the State Hermitage and the Finnish Institute in St Petersburg with the participation of the Consulate General of Finland in St Petersburg.

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24 April 2018

13th Patron’s Day in the State Hermitage

On 23 April 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the 13th Patron’s Day – an annual celebration of benefactors and socially responsible companies organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Russky Metsenat (Russian Maecenas) almanac of social partnership and the Journalistic Cen

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23 April 2018

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future

From 21 April 2018, the exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future” is running in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage. Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are the creators of the “total installation” genre and a couple who rank among the most celebrated contemp

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19 April 2018

Dyakonov Readings

On 17 and 18 April 2018, the State Hermitage hosted the latest Dyakonov Readings, a scholarly conference devoted to the memory of Igor Mikhailovich Dyakonov (1915–1999), one of this country’s outstanding Orientalists, a specialist in the history and philology of the Ancient Middle East.

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18 April 2018

“Light in the Museum” Research and Application Conference in the State Hermitage

On 18 April 2018, the Atrium of the General Staff building was the setting for the opening of the first “Light in the Museum” research and application conference.

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18 April 2018

“Guests of the Olympian Gods” fancy-dress party

On 13 April 2018, a fancy-dress party with the theme “Guests of the Olympian Gods” was held in the halls of the State Hermitage for attendees of a children’s lecture course.

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18 April 2018

“Dream in the Hermitage” children’s fancy-dress party

On 14 April 2018, the museum’s Council Hall was the setting of the fancy-dress party “Dream in the Hermitage” for children who will be finishing Kindergarten No 103 this year.

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17 April 2018

The State Hermitage and Gedeon Richter Sign a Letter of Intent

On 17 April 2018, the State Hermitage and the pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter signed a Letter of Intent. The company intends to provide its support for the scientific restoration of exhibits in one of the world’s largest and most important museums of art, culture and history.

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16 April 2018

Meeting of the Presidium of the Union of Museums of Russia at Chersonesus

On 13 April 2018, the Tauric Chersonese State Historical and Archaeological Museum Preserve was the venue for an expanded session of the Presidium of the Union of Museums of Russia at Chersonesus that was chaired by the President of the Union, General Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovs

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16 April 2018

Hermitage Online – The Life of the Hermitage Live

The State Hermitage is launching a new project: “Hermitage Online – The Life of the Hermitage Live”

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13 April 2018

Towards the Restoration of Hall 119 in the New Hermitage

In connection with the project for the reconstruction of the display in the halls of ancient art, the administration of the State Hermitage has decided to hold a tender process for the restoration of Hall 119 in the New Hermitage that will house the new permanent display of Ancient Colonization of t

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13 April 2018

The book “The Cats of the Hermitage”

The State Hermitage is pleased to associate itself with and report about the generous action of the children’s book publisher Clever Fox Press that, specially for the Hermitage, has prepared and published in two languages a book about a little cat who hears about the possibility of spending a year h

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12 April 2018

Public Dialogue between Mikhail Piotrovsky and Emilia Kabakova

On 11 April 2018, the Atrium of the General Staff building was the setting for a public dialogue between Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, and Emilia Kabakova as part of the educational programme accompanying the exhibition Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone will be Tak

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A Word from the Director

    • 5 Jun 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “You can always imagine music through pictures”

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    • 30 May 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “No-one has the right to impose their point of view on museums”

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    • 25 May 2018

      “People who appreciate culture are already an elite”

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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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    • 20 May 2016

      The State Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2016 Festival

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