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2 November 2016

Opening of the exhibition “The State Hermitage Museum. Gateway to History” in the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens

On 2 November 2016, the exhibition “The State Hermitage Museum. Gateway to History” began functioning in the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens. It is a response to the recently closed exhibition “Byzantium through the Centuries” in the Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace and is part of the Yea

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31 October 2016

Opening Of The Exhibition “Surrealism In Catalonia. The Artists Of Empordà And Salvador Dalí”

On 28 October 2016, the exhibition Surrealism in Catalonia. The artists of Empordà and Salvador Dalí opened in halls on the top floor of the Winter Palace.

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30 October 2016

Talks in Oman

On 29 and 30 October 2016, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, took part in the latest meeting of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman, of which he is a member.

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28 October 2016

Syncopated Rhythms. Avant-Garde Painting (Picasso and Cubism)

On 24 October 2016, the Atrium of the General Staff became the setting for the first concert evening of a joint programme between the Hermitage and the Leningrad Dixieland band led by Honoured Artist of Russia Oleg Kuvaitsev.

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27 October 2016

The New Season in the Hermitage Friends' Club

On October 27, 2016 the International Hermitage Friends’ Club opened its twentieth season. The first event of this special season featured the introduction of the State Hermitage Museum Department of Numismatics.

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27 October 2016

Second Round of the 7th Vaganova-PRIX International Ballet Competition in the Hermitage Theatre

On 27 October 2016, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the second and final round of the 7th Vaganova-PRIX International Ballet Competition, which has been revived by the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet after an interlude of ten years.

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25 October 2016

“Perfect Timing. Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Clocks in the Hermitage”

“Perfect Timing. Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Clocks in the Hermitage” – an exhibition with that title opened in the Hermitage on 25 October 2016.

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22 October 2016

Opening of the exhibition “Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection from the State Hermitage and State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts”

On 22 October 2016, the exhibition “Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection from the State Hermitage and State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts” opened at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

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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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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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