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18 September 2014

Hermitage named the best museum in Russia and Europe

The State Hermitage has been named the Best European Museum of 2014 according to the rating by the world’s largest web-portal for travelers – TripAdvisor

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17 September 2014

Results of the trip by the State Hermitage working group to Omsk on the project for the creation of the “Hermitage – Siberia Center”

On 16-18 September 2014, the State Hermitage working group – travelled to Omsk

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15 September 2014

Visit by the General Director of the State Hermitage, M.B. Piotrovsky, to Italy

On 16 September, talks were held at the Vatican on the creation in 2016 of a joint exhibition entitled “Biblical Subjects in the Museum Collections of Russia and the Vatican.”

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14 September 2014

Presentation of an award to G.V. Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director for Science of the State Hermitage

On 15 September 2014, the General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in St. Petersburg hosted an official ceremony to award the Military Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland to Georgy Vadimovich Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director for Science of the State Hermitage.

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13 September 2014

Ceremony held on Palace Square to commemorate the victims of the First World War

On 14 September 2014, a ceremony was held on Palace Square within the scope of celebrations marking the 250th jubilee of the State Hermitage and the “Age of Mercy” festival program to commemorate the victims of the First World War.

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12 September 2014

Signing of an agreement of intent on the creation of the “Hermitage–Ural Center”

On 13 September 2014 in Ekaterinburg, within the scope of the international conference “Museums and Power” hosted by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), an agreement of intent was signed on the creation of the “Hermitage–Ural” Cultural and Educational Center.

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11 September 2014

Philips restores the historical lighting of the Oriental Gallery at the Winter Palace

Philips, the global leader in lighting solutions, has successfully implemented a project tackling the lighting of the Oriental Gallery at the Winter Palace – one of the crown jewels of the legendary museum complex.

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10 September 2014

The Hermitage published exhibition catalogue “At the Court of the Russian emperors. Eighteenth – to early twentieth – century costume in the Hermitage collection”

The Hermitage published exhibition catalogue “At the Court of the Russian emperors. Eighteenth – to early twentieth – century costume in the Hermitage collection” (The State Hermitage Publishers, 2014).

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8 September 2014

Joint meeting of the Presidiums of ICOM Russia, Germany and the United States

On 8 September 2014, in the Council Chamber of the State Hermitage Museum, a joint meeting of the Presidiums of ICOM Russia, Germany and ICOM United States took place.

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8 September 2014

International Conference "MUSEUMS AND POWER" in the State Hermitage

On 8 September 2014, the Hermitage Theatre hosted a press conference for the opening of the international conference on "Museums and power", organised by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the Government of St. Petersburg, the Sverdlovsk Region Government and the State Hermitage Museum.

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6 September 2014

International Conference "The Christian East: interaction with other cultures"

On 4–6 September 2014, the State Hermitage Museum hosted an international conference entitled "The Christian East: interaction with other cultures".

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4 September 2014

The opening of the exhibition "The ninety-nine names of God. Classical art of the Islamic world in the IX-XIX centuries from the collection of the Marjani Foundation" in the "Hermitage-Kazan" centre

On 4 September 2014, the "Hermitage-Kazan" centre saw the opening of the exhibition "The ninety-nine names of God. Classical art of the Islamic world IX-XIX centuries from the collection of the Marjani Foundation".

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4 September 2014

Dining with kings. The fragile beauty of the Hermitage

On 4 September 2014, the "Hermitage-Amsterdam" exhibition centre, in the presence of the Director-General of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrowski, saw the opening of the fifth exhibition of the jubilee year "Dining with the kings. The fragile beauty of the Hermitage".

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3 September 2014

Results of the trip to the Crimea by a delegation from the State Hermitage

On 1–3 September 2014, Kerch hosted an international scientific-practical conference "Archaeology and History of the Bosphorus", dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the Hermitage and the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the study of Myrmekion.

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2 September 2014

Tour of the sites of the Kerch Historic-Cultural Reserve by a delegation from the State Hermitage

On 2 September 2014, the General Director of the State Hermitage, M. B. Piotrovsky, visited the archaeological sites of Kerch encompassing the Kerch Historic-Cultural Reserve.

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2 September 2014

Gala Ceremony dedicated to the Day of the Russian Guard and the 150th anniversary of the Western Military District

On 2 September 2014 in the Field Marshal's Hall of the Winter Palace, a gala ceremony took place dedicated to the Day of the Russian Guard and the 150th anniversary of the Western Military District.

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1 September 2014

International Workshop Conference “Archaeology and History of the Bosporus”

On 1 September 2014, the International Workshop Conference “Archaeology and History of the Bosporus,” devoted to the 250th jubilee of the Hermitage and the 80th anniversary of the start of the study of Myrmekion, opened in Kerch.

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1 September 2014

Grand opening of the exhibition “In Battle, In Tournament, on the Hunt: Ancient Weaponry from the State Hermitage Collection” at the Kerch Historic-Cultural Reserve

On 1 September 2014, the Kerch Historic-Cultural Reserve hosted the grand opening of the exhibition “In Battle, In Tournament, on the Hunt: Ancient Weaponry from the State Hermitage Collection,” encompassing the display of roughly 100 individual exhibits.

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29 August 2014

20th session of the International Advisory Council

The 20th session of the International Advisory Council of the State Hermitage took place on 29–31 August 2014.

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28 August 2014

On the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage

In honour of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the State Hermitage, Ahmet Ertug, the famous Turkish photographer, has produced a unique album of photographs called "The Hermitage. Palace and Museum".

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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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