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1 December 2020

Hermitage Foundation UK Board Meeting

On 1 December 2020, there was a meeting of the Hermitage Foundation UK’s board of directors.

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30 October 2020

Performance of The Nutcracker in the Hermitage Theatre for Children with Special Needs

On 27 October 2020, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a special performance of the ballet The Nutcracker for children with special needs. The event was part of the fifth anniversary of the charitable inter-museum project “I see music” that is organized by the Saint Petersburg State Museum of T

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30 October 2020

Awards Ceremony for the SeZaM 2020 Journalism Contest

On 23 October 2020, the 18th Forum of Mass Media in the North-West was held in Saint Petersburg. The venue for the business part of the form was the House of Journalists on Nevsky Prospekt, while the awards ceremony for the winners of the SeZaM 2020 journalism contest took place in the Hermitage The

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27 October 2020

The international art project “Flora” will take place in autumn 2021

The international art project “Flora” will now take place in autumn 2021 – the Russian and Austrian sides have determined the new dates for the performances.

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27 October 2020

Changes to the Hermitage’s working hours

The State Hermitage is making changes to its working hours and arrangements for receiving visitors based on an analysis of feedback and visitor statistics.

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23 October 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Two Paintings by Bronzino. Conservation Completed”

On 23 October 2020, the exhibition “Two Paintings by Bronzino. Conservation Completed” was officially opened in the Apollo Hall of the Main Museum Complex. The ceremony took place in a closed format due to the measures aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

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22 October 2020

New Director for the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre

On 22 October 2020, the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre named the new director of this branch of the State Hermitage in the Netherlands.

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19 October 2020

The Total Dictation educational event at the General Staff building

On 17 October, the annual Total Dictation educational event was held throughout the country. This year, St Petersburg was declared the capital of the event, and the main venue was the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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16 October 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Press Conference at the Interfax News Agency

On 15 October 2020, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, gave a press conference at the Interfax news agency in an online regime. The topic of the gathering, entitled “Cultural Immunity”, was the life of the Hermitage during the pandemic.

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14 October 2020

“Raphael in Black and White”. A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “Raphael in Black and White”.

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14 October 2020

Guided tours of the exhibition “Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History” coupled with independent viewing of displays in the Main Museum Complex

From 14 October 2020, the State Hermitage will be offering guided tours of the temporary exhibition “Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History” combined with the opportunity for participants to then independently view the displays of the Main Museum Complex that belong to Fixed Route № 1.

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12 October 2020

17th Baltic Star Awards Ceremony

On 12 October 2020, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the 17th annual awards ceremony of the Baltic Star, an international prize for the development and strengthening of links in the humanities among the countries of the Baltic region.

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10 October 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky took part in an international discussion on museums in the 21st century

On 8 October 2020, the British radio station BBC Radio 3 broadcast a worldwide discussion about museums in the 21st century whose participants were Mikhail Piotrovsky, President of the Union of Museums of Russia and General Director of the State Hermitage, Chong Siak Ching, CEO of the National Galle

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9 October 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Art Deco Figurines from the Collections of Sergey Morozov and Evgeny Gerasimov”

On 9 October 2020, the exhibition “Art Deco Figurines from the Collections of Sergey Morozov and Evgeny Gerasimov” was formally opened in the Blue Bedroom of the Winter Palace. It features 56 exquisite statuettes and small sculptural groups created in the 1920s and ’30s by artists based in France, G

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9 October 2020

Hermitage Days in Kaluga 2020

On 9 October 2020, the Hermitage Days formally opened in Kaluga. In keeping with tradition, they are based at the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts.

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8 October 2020

Presentation of the Nicholas Roerich International Prize at the State Hermitage

On 8 October 2020, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for the Nicholas Roerich Prize awards ceremony.

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5 October 2020

Students’ Day in the Hermitage

On 4 October 2020, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the traditional Students’ Day, a celebration held on the first Sunday in October to mark the opening of the new educational season in the State Hermitage’s Youth Centre.

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29 September 2020

We invite journalists to enter for the Iskusny Glagol Prize

Entries are now being accepted for the 5th inter-regional Iskusny Glagol [“Artful Word”] Prize in memory of Vladimir Matveyev that is awarded to journalists and mass media covering culture.

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29 September 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Catherine the Great’s Romance with Stone. Glyptic Art from the Collection of the State Hermitage” in Vladivostok

On 25 September 2020, during the Hermitage Days in Vladivostok, the exhibition “Catherine the Great’s Romance with Stone. Glyptic Art from the Collection of the State Hermitage” opened at the Primorye (Maritime) State Picture Gallery.

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A Word from the Director

    • 13 Nov 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: War belongs to the life of animals, culture to the life of people. An interview with the Mir TV channel

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    • 5 Nov 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: How can freedom be combined with restrictions?

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    • 21 Oct 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky’s interview with the radio station Echo of Moscow: The life of the museum in the time of COVID – exhibitions, current and future

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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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