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26 February 2020

Meeting of the Hermitage Friends’ Club

On 25 February 2020, a special evening visit to the exhibition “Works by Peter Сlodt. Restoration Completed” was organized for individual members of the Hermitage Friends’ Club.

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25 February 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky participated in a session of the working group of the State Council on Culture

On 25 February 2020, as part of the second international Baltic Cultural Forum, the first meeting this year (and seventh altogether) of the working group of the State Council on Culture was held. The meeting took the form of a video conference conducted by Dmitry Azarov, Governor of Samara Region an

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25 February 2020

International Tourist Guide Day in the State Hermitage

On 21 February 2020, the State Hermitage marked International Tourist Guide Day with a celebratory programme that, in keeping with established tradition, was prepared by the museum’s volunteers.

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25 February 2020

In Memoriam Vadim Valentinovich Znamenov

The Union of Museums of Russia announces with profound sorrow that on 24 February Vadim Valentinovich Znamenov, President of the Peterhof State Museum-Preserve, passed away at the age of 83.

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25 February 2020

Gift to the State Hermitage from the company Max Mara

On 25 February 2020, the Council Hall was the venue for a meeting devoted to the prospects for collaboration between the State Hermitage and the company Max Mara and the formal presentation to the museum of two Max Mara overcoats.

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15 February 2020

Launch of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book Director’s Choice. The Hermitage

On 14 February 2020, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the launch of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book Director’s Choice. The Hermitage produced by the Arca publishing house.

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14 February 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Antiquities of the Tapan Museum in the Hermitage”

On 14 February 2020, the day of remembrance for Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky, the Hall of the Culture and Art of Urartu on the ground floor of the Winter Palace was the setting for the formal opening of an exhibition of antiquities from the Tapan Museum organized by the State Hermitage, the Armenian

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14 February 2020

Meeting of the working group preparing proposals for amendments to the Constitution

On 13 February 2020, Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the working group preparing proposals for amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

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10 February 2020

The Formal Presentation To The Hermitage Of Adrian Ghenie’s Painting “The Hunter”

On 7 February 2020, as part of the exhibition “I have turned my only face...” Paintings by Adrian Ghenie, the General Staff building became the setting for the formal presentation of Adrian Ghenie’s painting “The Hunter” as a gift to the State Hermitage and the launch of the exhibition catalogue.

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7 February 2020

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and Collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

On 7 February 2020, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for the formal conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding and Collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

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5 February 2020

Press Conference of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers

On 5 February 2020, TASS was the venue for a press conference devoted to the plans of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers for the current year and a project to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Admiral Krusenstern.

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28 January 2020

Presentation of the project “The Hermitage at Metropolis. Entertaining Tales of Prince Potemkin”

On 1 February 2020, the installation “Entertaining Tales of Prince Potemkin” was opened at the Metropolis shopping centre in Moscow.

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22 January 2020

Art is the Gift of Angels: 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 – “Art is the Gift of Angels”.

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21 January 2020

The State Hermitage informs

On 21 January 2020, the Hermitage’s Museum Security Service received information from law-enforcement bodies about a bomb threat.

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21 January 2020

The State Hermitage informs

Following publications in the press about Poland laying claim to certain works of art that are currently being kept in museum collections in Russia with an indication the Brueghel’s Forest Landscape is in the Hermitage, we point out that Jan Brueghel the Elder’s painting Forest Landscape now in the

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20 January 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Working Visit to Amsterdam

On 16 and 17 January 2020, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, was in the Kingdom of the Netherlands on a working visit to Amsterdam.

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20 January 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book Director’s Choice

In 2019, the Arca publishing house brought out the book Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky. Director’s Choice. The Hermitage.

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31 December 2019

The State Hermitage informs

The Hermitage informs its visitors of the museum’s working hours over the New Year holidays.

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31 December 2019

The Last Exhibition of the Year

On 31 December, New Year’s Eve, the 18th year in succession the Hermitage is opening the final exhibition devoted to the most notable gifts received in the past twelve months.

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31 December 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Henri Matisse: Jazz”

On 30 December 2019, the exhibition “Jazz”, marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse, began running in the General Staff building.

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A Word from the Director

    • 22 Jan 2020

      Piotrovsky: One should take pride not so much in having a “good” history as a complex one

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    • 9 Dec 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Custodian

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    • 9 Dec 2019

      A portrait against the background of museum and city. Mikhail Piotrovsky at 75.

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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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