The Hermitage Rooms in Somerset House, London
The Somerset House is a tremendous cultural centre containing the Courtauld
Institute Gallery, the collection of Sir Arthur Gilbert and the Hermitage
Rooms. The Hermitage Rooms were formally opened in Somerset House on 25 November 2000.
Between 2000 and 2007, the Hermitage Rooms served as a backdrop
for a series of rotating exhibitions, organised since 2003 in collaboration with the Courtauld
Institute of Art, offering a glimpse
of some of the magnificent treasures from the Hermitage and other collections.
Somerset House is the London base of the UK Friends of the Hermitage,
facilitating collaborations between the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
and institutions throughout the UK.