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4 December 2017

Opening of the New Permanent Exhibition “Europe in the Migration Period and Early Middle Ages”

On 1 December2017, as part of the Hermitage Days 2017, the museum’s new permanent exhibition “Europe in the Migration Period and Early Middle Ages” opened in the Winter Palace.

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4 December 2017

Internet Meeting with Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the Hermitage

On 4 December 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days, the traditional Internet meeting with Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, took place in the CaféMax in the museum’s Rastrelli Gallery.

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1 December 2017

Restoration of the Highest Honours of the Russian Empire from the collection of the State Hermitage

On 30 November 2017, there was a presentation of the highest honours of the Russian Empire that have been restored with the support of the Smolensk Diamonds Jewellery Group.

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1 December 2017

Party for children with intellectual disabilities “1717. Peter I’s Great Journey“

On 1 December 2017, the halls of the State Hermitage’s School Centre became the setting for a party given for children with intellectual disabilities from remedial schools No. 34, 370 and 522, who regularly visit the museum under the special programme Our Hermitage. The event was timed for the Inter

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1 December 2017

Handover of icons to the State Hermitage

On 1 December 2017, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a ceremony at which the Administration of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for the North-Western Federal District transferred five icons to the State Hermitage.

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1 December 2017

Gift of an Art Deco dress to the Hermitage

On 30 November 2017, Madame Christiane Chadi Brechard presented the State Hermitage with an Art Deco-era dress from her private collection.

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30 November 2017

Opening of the exhibition “The Stroganovs as Collectors” in the State Art Gallery, Perm

On 29 November 2017 the exhibition “The Stroganovs as Collectors” featuring works from the State Hermitage and Tambov Regional Picture Gallery opened at the State Art Gallery in Perm.

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30 November 2017

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s speech at the session of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Historical Society

On 28 November 2017, a joint session of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Historical Society devoted to the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution was held in the President’s Hall of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

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30 November 2017

Meeting of the Academic Council

On 29 November 2017, a meeting of the Academic Council of the Hermitage took place.

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30 November 2017

Joint event of the State Hermitage and the Diaghilev P.S. Festival

On 29 November 2017 the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for a joint event of the State Hermitage and the Diaghilev P.S. Festival at which the historical costume collection was presented.

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28 November 2017

The latest Archaeological Session opens in the Hermitage

On 27 November 2017, the latest Archaeological Session opened in the State Hermitage. These annual gatherings traditionally assess the work accomplished by expeditions in the past field season and outline plans for the coming year.

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23 November 2017

The 12th Dialogue of Cultures Young Journalists’ Forum ends

The programme for the second day of the Forum (22 November) began with the presentation in the Youth Centre of the General Staff building of photographic works by participants under the general title “I live here”.

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22 November 2017

The “Personalities from Peter the Great’s Time” conference

The scholarly conference “Personalities from Peter the Great’s Time” took place on 21 and 22 November 2017.

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21 November 2017

12th Dialogue of Cultures Young Journalists’ Forum

On 21 November 2016, the 12th “Dialogue of Cultures” International Media Forum for young journalists began working in the Hermitage.

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20 November 2017

Round table on “Heraldry as a Means of Communication. European and Japanese Heraldry. A Comparative Analysis”

On 17 November 2017, as part of the 6th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, a round table discussion was held in the State Hermitage on “Heraldry as a Means of Communication. European and Japanese Heraldry. A Comparative Analysis”. The main themes related to the origins and functioning of

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20 November 2017

Handing over of a 3D model of the city of Palmyra to the Syrian Arab Republic

On 18 November 2017. as part of the 6th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, the General Staff building of the State Hermitage was the setting for the formal handover to Syria of a three-dimensional model of the ancient city of Palmyra.

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16 November 2017

All-Russian Conference on “The Museum and the Revolution of 1917 in Russia. The Fate of People, Collections and Buildings”

On 15 November 2017, the All-Russian conference on “The Museum and the Revolution of 1917 in Russia. The Fate of People, Collections and Buildings” opened in the State Hermitage.

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15 November 2017

Signing of a Collaboration Agreement between the Russian committee of the International Committee of the Museums (ICOM) and the Union of Museums of Russia

On 15 November 2017. as part of the 6th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage and President of the Union of Museums of Russia, and Vasily Pankratov, Vice-President of the Russian committee of the International Committee of the Muse

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15 November 2017

Presentation of an Indian rose water sprinkler after restoration

On 14 November 2017, a 17th-century Indian rose water sprinkler was presented in the State Hermitage following a restoration carried out with the support of the House of Cartier.

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9 November 2017

Opening of the Season at the Hermitage Friends Club

On 7 November 2017, the Hermitage Friends Club opened its 2017/18 season. The first gathering of the twenty-first season was devoted to the major exhibition “The Winter Palace and Hermitage in 1917. History was made here” that has been created for the 100th anniversary of the revolution in 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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