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14 October 2016

Talks in North America

Between 7 and 12 October 2016, Mikhail Piotrovsky had talks with the new leadership of the Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA) and its chairman Torkom Demirjian in Boston, New York and Bentonville.

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14 October 2016

Presentation of a Rock Crystal Lamp after Restoration

On 13 October 2016, the Hall of Italian Majolica in the New Hermitage was the settings for the presentation of a rock crystal lamp that has been restored with the support of the House of Cartier.

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14 October 2016

Opening of the Fore-Hall of the Winter Palace after Repair and Restoration Work

14 October 2016 saw the reopening of the Fore-Hall of the Winter Palace after repair and restoration work.

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14 October 2016

Launch of the White, Red and Black Books of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers

On 14 October 2016, the official hotel of the State Hermitage was the venue for the launch of the White, Red and Black Books of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers, published with the support of Saint Petersburg’s Committee for the Press and Relations with the Mass Media.

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13 October 2016

Visit by the President of Serbia

On 13 October 2016, the President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić, and his wife visited the State Hermitage.

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13 October 2016

End of the Master Class on the Restoration of a Chinese Silk Scroll in the Laboratory for the Scientific Restoration of Oriental Painting

From 5 to 29 September 2016, a master class was held in the Laboratory for the Scientific Restoration of Oriental Painting on “The study of the theory and practice of restoration of traditional Chinese silk scrolls” as part of a project of collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Shanghai M

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11 October 2016

The 7th International Conference “Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art” in the Hermitage

On 11 October 2016, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the opening of the 7th International Conference “Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art”, an academic forum held annually by Saint Petersburg State University and Moscow State University with the support of leading Russian museums. Th

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11 October 2016

Concert Evening in the Assembly Hall of the Menshikov Palace “Foretellers of Truth. Claus Sluter’s Well of Moses”

On 8 October, a fresh season of Evenings in the Assembly Hall of the Menshikov Palace opened, a season that will be dedicated to “Great Works of World Art and Music”.

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10 October 2016

The State Hermitage clarifies

Following incorrect information published in the media regarding the dates of free entry to the Menshikov Palace, the State Hermitage clarifies once again that entry to the Menshikov Palace by free-of-charge individual tickets as part of the joint project with the Sberbank of Russia will be availabl

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7 October 2016

Inauguration of the Five Shades of Black Ink project

On 5 October, a project began in the rooms of the Youth Centre that introduces people to the fundamental principles of Japanese art and Japanese aesthetics.

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7 October 2016

16th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “The Roerich Legacy”

On 7 October 2016, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for the opening of the 16th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “The Roerich Legacy”.

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6 October 2016

Opening of the Exhibition “St Petersburg Moderne. 1890s–1910s. Style and Society Fashion”

On 5 October 2016 the exhibition “St Petersburg Moderne. 1890s–1910s. Style and Society Fashion” opened at the Hermitage-Kazan Centre.

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5 October 2016

The State Hermitage informs

On 5 October 2016, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky sent the following letter to Polad Bülbüloğlu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Russian Federation, and Oleg Yesayan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Russi

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5 October 2016

The State Hermitage informs

On 24 September 2016, members of the State Hermitage’s Museum Security Service together with officers from the police detachment on guard duty at the museum responded to an alarm caused by the reported discovery of an unattended briefcase on the landing of the Jordan Staircase.

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5 October 2016

Scholarly seminar “The Calvatone Victory: problems of research and restoration”

The Russian-German scholarly seminar “The Calvatone Victory: problems of research and restoration” took place on 4 October 2016.

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5 October 2016

Performance of the Opera Tsefal i Prokris in the Hermitage Theatre

On 4 October 2016, as part of the international festival Earlymusic, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a performance of the opera Tsefal i Prokris (Cephalus and Procris), a resurrected masterpiece created by the composer Francesco Araia and the poet Alexander Sumarokov to a commission from Emp

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3 October 2016

Students’ Day

On 2 October the Hermitage held its Students’ Day, an event that traditionally takes place on the first Sunday in October, and opens the new educational season for the State Hermitages Youth Centre.

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3 October 2016

Opening of the exhibition “African Art of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries. Sergei Girdin’s Gift to the State Hermitage in 2015–16”

The exhibition marks the continuation of the Hermitage’s formation of a collection of African art, which was previously practically unrepresented in the museum’s stocks.

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3 October 2016

Closing Ceremony for the Exhibition “Byzantium through the Centuries”

On 2 October 2016, the Concert Hall of the Winter Palace became the setting for the closing ceremony of the exhibition “Byzantium through the Centuries” that has been one of the main cultural events of the Year of Greece in Russia and Russia in Greece 2016.

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3 October 2016

13th Baltic Star Awards Ceremony

On 3 October 2016, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the thirteenth annual awards ceremony of the Baltic Star, an international prize for the development and strengthening of links in the humanities in the countries of the Baltic region.

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A Word from the Director

    • 30 Nov 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “We have created the Hermitage of the 21st century”

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    • 30 Nov 2017

      The Winter Palace and Hermitage as Witnesses of the Russian Revolution

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    • 24 Nov 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky on the Cultural Forum, on the problems of culture and its defence, and on working with special visitors

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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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    • 21 May 2016

      The State Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2016 Festival

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