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6 June 2018

General Meeting of the Union of Museums of Russia

On 31 May 2018, during the holding of the international festival Intermuseum 2018 in Moscow, a general meeting of the Union of Museums of Russia took place with representatives of more than 200 museums participating.

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5 June 2018

Old Masters from the Hermitage. Masterpieces from Botticelli to Van Dyck

On 5 June 2018 a press conference was held in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum devoted to the opening of the exhibition “Old Masters from the Hermitage: Masterpieces from Botticelli to Van Dyck”.

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4 June 2018

11th International Peter the Great Congress

On 1 June 2018, the 11th International Peter the Great Congress, organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Dmitry Likhachev Foundation, the State Academic Capella of Saint Petersburg and a number of museums in the city, opened in the Hermitage Theatre.

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1 June 2018

Visit to the Hermitage by Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

On 25 May 2018, Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, and his wife, Akie Abe, paid an official visit to the State Hermitage.

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1 June 2018

Visit to the Hermitage by President Emmanuel Macron of France

On 24 May 2018, President Emmanuel Macron of France paid a visit to the State Hermitage as part of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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1 June 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Art Deco. Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov”

On 1 June 2018, the exhibition “Art Deco. Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov” opened in the State Hermitage.

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1 June 2018

Achilles the Hermitage Cat Greets Children on Their Special Day

On 1 June 2018, the State Hermitage, represented by Achilles the Hermitage Cat and several members of staff, participated as best it could in the celebration of International Children's Day and the 15th anniversary of St Petersburg’s Children’s Hospice.

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1 June 2018

21st International Theoretical and Practical Conference on “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”

On 31 May 2018, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for a session of the 21st International Theoretical and Practical Conference on “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”.

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31 May 2018

The Hermitage hosted an international conference on virtual archaeology

On 28–30 May 2018, the Hermitage hosted an international conference on virtual archaeology.

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30 May 2018

Closing of the Hermitage Friends’ Club’s 2017/18 season in the General Staff building

On 29 May 2018 the closing event of the Hermitage Friends’ Club’s 2017/18 season took place in the General Staff building.

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29 May 2018

A person’s face can become their unique museum entry ticket: a trial of the Unified Biometric System for cultural facilities has been held in the State Hermitage

The company Rostelecom and the Centre for Speech Technologies (TsRT) presented the prototype of a system that will allow visitors to Russian museums, theatres and galleries to enter those cultural institutions using only biometrics – face recognition. A pilot zone operated in the State Hermitage’s G

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28 May 2018

The Hermitage Gathers Friends! charity event

On 25 May 2017, the State Hermitage, in conjunction with the Great Bear regional public movement and the TsDS Group, held the Hermitage Gathers Friends! – a festive event for children with health-based disabilities.

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28 May 2018

A Longcase Clock by Jean-Pierre Latz. Marking the end of the restoration

On 25 May 2018 an exhibition opened in the Menshikov Palace: “A Longcase Clock by Jean-Pierre Latz. Marking the end of the restoration”.

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25 May 2018

Mikhail Piotrovsky at the International Economic Forum

On 25 May Mikhail Piotrovsky took part in the Digital Renaissance session held as part of the International Economic Forum. The session was devoted to the connection between science, creativity, art and technological discoveries.

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25 May 2018

International research and application conference “From Craft to Art. Ceramics: technology, decoration, style”

On 23 and 24 May 2018 the Hermitage hosted sessions of the international research and application conference “From Craft to Art. Ceramics: technology, decoration, style”.

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24 May 2018

Press Showing of the exhibition “Innovation as an Artistic Technique”

On 24 May 2018 there was a special press showing of the exhibition “Innovation as an Artistic Technique” in the Upper Gallery in the Manege of the Small Hermitage. The event, organized within the Hermitage 20/21 project, is a part of the cultural programme for the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum.

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24 May 2018

Formal Session of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers Marking the City’s Birthday

On 23 May 2018, at 1.30 in the afternoon, a formal gathering of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers took place at the Fabergé Museum devoted to the birthday of Saint Petersburg.

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23 May 2018

Ceremonial inauguration of the 5G network pilot zone in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage

On 23 May 2018 the State Hermitage and the companies Rostelecom and Ericsson launched an experimental 5G (fifth generation) network zone on the territory of the Hermitage’s General Staff building. The main speakers at the ceremony were Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the Hermitage, Vladimir

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22 May 2018

International Conference on “Subsistence Strategies in the Stone Age, Direct and Indirect Evidence of Fishing and Gathering”

On 15–18 May 2018, the State Hermitage hosted an international conference on “Subsistence Strategies in the Stone Age, Direct and Indirect Evidence of Fishing and Gathering” dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mikhailovich Lozovsky.

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22 May 2018

Gala Evening to Celebrate Valery Gergiev’s 65th

On 21 May 2018, the Atrium of the General Staff building of the State Hermitage was the venue for a gala evening marking the 65th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding conductor Valery Gergiev, Honorary Citizen of Saint Petersburg and People’s Artist of Russia.

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A Word from the Director

    • 25 Jul 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Getting Along with One Another

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    • 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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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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