245th ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE HERMITAGE
During the Hermitage Days the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre hosts the traditional exhibition the Hermitage - 2009 in Photographs telling about the events that happened in the museum this year. This exhibition is neither a PR event nor an official report on the work that has been conducted. By means of photography art photographers of the Hermitage tried to tell about the life of the museum, people who work here, its friends and partners during the whole year, day after day, from December, 2008 till December, 2009. ’December border’ has not been chosen by chance. It is connected with the Hermitage Days when the results of the year are summed up, and plans for the future are made.
Photographers show us that the State Hermitage is not
only the largest museum of Russia. The Hermitage comprises
educational and cultural programmes, concerts, performances and exhibitions
that tend to become regular events of the public life of the Northern
Capital. The museum also means the opening of the Hermitage
halls after reconstruction, bold projects which bring to the world
the knowledge about the historic and cultural significance
of Russia. It is also a wide range of friends
and sponsors including
A book the Hermitage in Photographs has been prepared for the exhibition.
The book is a broadened catalogue of the exhibition.
The events and people are in the focus of attention
of photographers of the Editing and Publishing Department.
These events are of different character and scale - from
The exhibition has been prepared by the staff of the Editing and Publishing Department of the State Hermitage, head of the department - E. V. Zvyagintseva.
The Project Partner of the Hermitage Days is LLC BDO Unicon.