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2 November 2017

A permanent display has opened devoted to the work of the French artist Honoré Daumier

On Floor 4 of the General Staff building, a permanent display has opened devoted to the work of the French artist Honoré Daumier. It presents the painting The Burden, the drawing A Seat in the Stalls and 15 of the artist’s prints. Since works of graphic art are particularly sensitive to light, the d

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31 October 2017

Konstantin Raikin’s One-Man Show-Concert “Above the Farce – the Sky…”

On 28 October 2017 Konstantin Raikin performed his one-man show “Above the Farce – the Sky…” in the Hermitage Theatre.

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31 October 2017

65th Anniversary of the Extradepartmental Security Service of the National Guard Forces of the Russian Federation

On 30 October 2017, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a celebratory meeting to mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Extradepartmental Security Service.

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27 October 2017

Unveiling of a Last Address plaque in memory of Hermitage staff member Richard Vasmer

On 26 October 2017, the courtyard of the State Hermitage at 32 Palace Embankment was the setting for a ceremony installing a plaque in memory of a former member of the museum staff – Professor Richard Vasmer (Roman Romanovich Fasmer), who worked as head of the Hermitage’s Numismatics Department unti

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27 October 2017

International Conference of Friends of the Hermitage

On 26 and 27 October 2017, the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre was the venue for an international conference of Friends of the Hermitage.

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24 October 2017

The Hermitage participated in the VKontakte Hackathon

From 20 to 22 October 2017, St Petersburg was the location for the third VKontakte Hackathon, one of the largest competitions for programmers and developers in Russia. The State Hermitage has become a partner of this event.

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23 October 2017

New Publications from and about the Hermitage

The Report of the State Hermitage for 2016 (State Hermitage Publishing House) has come out.

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23 October 2017

Latest session of the State Hermitage’s Weaponry Seminar

The tenth session of the Weaponry Seminar took place in the State Hermitage on 19 October 2017.

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20 October 2017

Session of the round table “Pontifices Maximi”

On 19 and 20 October 2017, the State Hermitage hosted a session of the round table “Pontifices Maximi” devoted to the 80th anniversary of the birth of Mark Borisovich Shchukin (1937–2008) and Dmitry Alexeyevich Machinsky (1937–2012), prominent scholars and very strong personalities who had a conside

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16 October 2017

The “Let’s preserve our cultural heritage” programme in Yekaterinburg Master class on the restoration and conservation of works of graphic art

On 13 October 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, a master class on the restoration and conservation of works of graphic art began as part of the joint project between the State Hermitage and the Coca-Cola system – “Let’s preserve our cultural heritage”.

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16 October 2017

Presentation of the Iskusny Glagol Prize in memory of Vladimir Matveyev in Yekaterinburg

On 13 October 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days, an awards ceremony took place at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts for winners of the Iskusny Glagol [“Artful Word”] prize dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Yuryevich Matveyev (1948–2015), the late Deputy General Director of the State Hermitag

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16 October 2017

Opening of the exhibition ““Ivan Kramskoi. Portrait of Empress Maria Feodorovna” at theYekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts

On 13 October 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “Ivan Kramskoi. Portrait of Empress Maria Feodorovna from the collection of the State Hermitage” opened at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.

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13 October 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Eduard Kochergin: Celebrating the 80th Birthday”

On 13 October 2017, the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for the formal opening of the exhibition “Eduard Kochergin: Celebrating the 80th Birthday”, devoted to the work of the outstanding artist, set designer and theatrical legend Eduard Stepanovich Kochergin.

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13 October 2017

Opening of a new season of special museum programmes

On 8 October 2017 a concert evening in the Lecture and Concert Hall of the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre devoted to the great French painter Théodore Géricault was the opening event in the new season of special museum programmes arranged by the State Hermitage’s Scientific and Educ

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10 October 2017

17th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “The Roerich Legacy”

On 9 October 2017, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for the opening of the 17th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “The Roerich Legacy”.

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9 October 2017

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand Visits the State Hermitage

On 7 October 2017, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand paid a visit to the State Hermitage.

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9 October 2017

Opening of the Exhibition “Dutch Masters from the Hermitage”

On 6 October 2017, the official opening of the major exhibition “Dutch Masters from the Hermitage” took place at the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre.

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9 October 2017

Memorandum of Understanding between the State Hermitage and UNESCO on the protection and restoration of cultural treasures in conflict zones

On 9 October 2017, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Irina Bokova, Secretary General of UNESCO, and Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the State Hermitage and UNESCO on the protection and restoration of cultural treasures in confl

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6 October 2017

The latest session of the regular seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”

On 4 October 2017, the Hermitage hosted the latest session of the regularly functioning seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”.

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5 October 2017

Press Conferences on the opening of the exhibition “Dutch Masters from the Hermitage” in the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre

On the eve of the formal opening of the exhibition “Dutch Masters from the Hermitage” in the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre, press conferences were held for representatives of the Dutch media and the foreign press.

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A Word from the Director

    • 5 Jun 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “You can always imagine music through pictures”

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    • 30 May 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “No-one has the right to impose their point of view on museums”

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    • 25 May 2018

      “People who appreciate culture are already an elite”

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 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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    • 20 May 2016

      The State Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2016 Festival

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