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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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21 May 2018

The State Hermitage in the Night of Museums 2018

On 19 May 2018, the State Hermitage as usual took part in the international Night of Museums action. Special programmes were prepared for visitors to the Manege of the Small Hermitage and the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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21 May 2018

Alexander Gorodnitsky’s Concert “by the Hermitage Steps”

On 20 May 2018 Alexander Gorodnitsky, the writer of the famous song “The Atlantes hold up the sky on their stone arms”, gave a concert in front of the New Hermitage’s Portico with Atlantes. The event was organized by the State Hermitage and Alexander Gorodnitsky’s Foundation for the development and

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18 May 2018

Opening of the refurbished permanent display “The Art of the Islamic Middle East: The Ottoman Empire”

For International Museum Day, the State Hermitage prepared a present for its visitors: after being closed for a long period the refurbished permanent display “The Art of the Islamic Middle East: The Ottoman Empire” opened to the public.

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18 May 2018

International Museum Day in the Hermitage. Honouring Veteran Museum Workers

On 18 May 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the traditional awards ceremony for the most meritorious museum workers in St Petersburg and Leningrad Region, timed to coincide with International Museum Day.

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17 May 2018

Charity event: The Hermitage Gathers Friends 2018

On 17 May 2018, the State Hermitage held a charity event with the motto “The Hermitage Gathers Friends” to mark the International Day for the Protection of Children. The special occasion was arranged by Umka, a St Petersburg-based public charitable organization that assists handicapped children, in

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17 May 2018

Arte Povera a Creative Revolution

On 16 May 2018, the exhibition “Arte Povera. A Creative Revolution” opened in the State Hermitage. It presents over 50 works by Italian artists of the second half of the 20th century from the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli (Rivoli-Turin, Italy), GAM – the Galleria Civica di Arte Moder

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A Word from the Director

    • 28 Nov 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Investment in the Future

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    • 16 Nov 2018

      The Hermitage Director Spoke about Creative Ties with Italy

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    • 8 Nov 2018

      An Examination for the City. Piotrovsky on Bureaucracy and the Treasures of the Crimea

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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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