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17 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs…

The State Hermitage informs all Internet users that the State Hermitage’s one and only official website is www.hermitagemuseum.org.

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15 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Extended opening hours for the exhibition “The Morozov Brothers. Great Russian Collectors”

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9 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 10 July 2019, Shuvalov Passage (connecting Millionnaya Street to Palace Embankment) will be closed to the public.

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1 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Reports have appeared in the media that the copy of Peter Paul Rubens’s Deposition (or Entombment of Christ) which was transferred from the State Hermitage to the Irbit State Museum of Fine Art in 1976 is actually a work by Rubens himself.

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5 June 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 7 June 2019, due to the holding of a special event, access through Shuvalov Passage (connecting Millionnaya Street to Palace Embankment) will be closed to the public.

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11 February 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 31 January 2019, three visitors made an entry in the comments book for one of the exhibitions being held in the State Hermitage’s General Staff building that contained a threat to steal a painting from the museum.

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23 January 2019

The State Hermitage informs

The State Hermitage reminds the public that the day when individuals can visit the museum free of charge has been moved to the third Thursday of the month.

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18 January 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 17 January 2019, in accordance with the plan for the restoration of the railings of the Alexander Column, the eagle that had previous been dismounted by the Hermitage’s specialist services was reinstalled.

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11 January 2019

The State Hermitage reminds

From January 2019, the regular day when all categories of individual visitors have free-of-charge entry to the State Hermitage has been moved to the third Thursday of the month.

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9 January 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On the morning of Monday, 7 January 2019, information was received that Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation, intended to visit the Hermitage.

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2 January 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Due to the announcements appearing in social networks inviting students to come to the State Hermitage “to accompany tour groups” and the like, we state categorically that the persons circulating such information have no connection to the Hermitage.

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7 December 2018

The State Hermitage checks

Around 11.30 in the morning of 4 December 2018, an unidentified person stole a purse containing cash, bank cards and documents from the handbag of a citizen of El Salvador who was visiting the State Hermitage. The unidentified person managed to use several of the stolen bank cards to withdraw cash s

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6 December 2018

The State Hermitage informs

The State Hermitage informs that from 8 December 2018 to 10 March 2019 inclusive the exhibitions “Piero della Francesca. Monarch of Painting” in the Picket Hall of the Winter Palace and “’Believe not thine eyes.’ Trompe l’oeil in Art” in the Manege of the Small Hermitage will additionally be open to

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20 November 2018

The State Hermitage informs

Some time ago our French partners and colleagues urged the Hermitage to engage in a joint project with Jean-Luc Godard, who has shown an interest in museum subjects in recent times.

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15 November 2018

The State Hermitage informs

During the holding of the 7th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum from 15 to 17 November 2018, the State Hermitage will work as usual for visitors with entry by ticket. Information about the procedure for the purchase of tickets and guided tours can be found on the official museum website.

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2 October 2018

The State Hermitage Museum informs

On October 3rd, 2018, the Main Complex of the State Hermitage Museum is closed for individual visiting.

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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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20 June 2018

The Hermitage Announces a Tender Process of the Construction of the Hermitage Library at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre

Demonstrating its firm intention to accomplish its plans for the development of the open storage concept at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre, the State Hermitage is resuming construction of the 13-storey building of the Large Hermitage Library in a style that is not customary for

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5 April 2018

The State Hermitage informs

In accordance with the Hermitage’s own plans and the recommendations of the Ministry of Culture, there will be a practice alert in the Winter Palace at 11.00 on 5 April 2018, including a training drill for the evacuation of museum visitors and staff in an emergency situation.

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5 March 2018

The State Hermitage informs

The State Hermitage has extended the list of categories of people who have the right to enter the museum free of charge.

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A Word from the Director

    • 1 Aug 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “A museum’s success is not measured in visitor numbers.”

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    • 31 Jul 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Without renouncing or cursing

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    • 10 Jul 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Justice is like Pandora’s Box

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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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