Information Communique from the State Hermitage Museum
The State Hermitage announces:
Since February, 2007, the Review Board of the Museum Fund of the Russian
Federation has conducted quarterly activities in the State Hermitage.
By the present moment there have been inspected 6 museum fund departments
housing over 1200000 museum items. The State Hermitage regularly reports
on the review progress in the mass media. The documented results of the Review
Boardís work are forwarded to the Ministry of Culture of the Russian
Federation. Several hundreds of items are currently being searched for.
The absence of the most part of these items was registered as early
The Review Board of the Museum Fund of the Russian Federation extended its activity till the end of 2009. All the museum departments will have been reviewed by this moment. Only then will we be able to procure the final results of the review the State Hermitage stock.
In view of the "stir" made in the mass media in the course of celebrating
the Days of the Hermitage about the museum losses, we would like to mark
It is quite miserable to observe such a reaction to the Hermitage fundamental openness which is already rare these days.