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23 June 2016

The Return of the Prodigal Son is a symbol of the Vatican’s Jubilee of Mercy

A chosen symbol for the Vatican’s Jubilee of Mercy is Rembrandt’s Return of the Prodigal Son in the State Hermitage. Reproductions of the great Dutch artist’s painting can now be seen in all the churches in Italy.

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21 June 2016

Opening of the Exhibition “Erté: an Art Deco Genius. Return to St Petersburg”

On 21 June 2016, the exhibition “Erté: an Art Deco Genius. Return to St Petersburg” opened in the Twelve-Column Hall of the New Hermitage. It has been organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Grosvenor Gallery, London and with the support of the Martin Lawrence Gallery, New York.

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17 June 2016

“Let’s preserve our cultural heritage” programme in Ulan-Ude 2016

On 15–17 June 2016, the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia in Ulan-Ude hosted a press conference, a master class and a round table, all devoted to the restoration and conservation of Buddhist painting (tangka).

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17 June 2016

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Visits the State Hermitage

On 17 June 2016, Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, visited the State Hermitage.

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17 June 2016

Opening of the Exhibition “Style. Image. Harmony. Modern Russian Armourers

On 17 June 2016, the exhibition Style. Image. Harmony. Modern Russian Armourers opened in the Winter Palace. It has been organized by the State Hermitage and the Guild of Master Armourers creative union with the participation of the investment company Veles Capital and the studio-workshop Mezhov.

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17 June 2016

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Visits the State Hermitage

On 17 June 2016, Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy, visited the State Hermitage.

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16 June 2016

Opening of the exhibition “The Attraction of Non-Objectivity. On the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Wassily Kandinsky”

On 16 June 2016, the exhibition “The Attraction of Non-Objectivity”, devoted to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Russian avant-garde artist Wassily Kandinsky opened in the General Staff building.

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15 June 2016

The Intellectual Marathon “Realisms” in the State Hermitage. Postscript

On the night of 10 June 2016, the State Hermitage hosted the Intellectual Marathon “Realisms” organized by the Department of Contemporary Art and the Hermitage’s Youth Centre as part of the Hermitage 20/21 project and the exhibition and educational project Realisms with the support of the Russian Ac

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10 June 2016

Presentation of a Portrait of Mikhail Piotrovsky in the British Consulate

On 10 June 2016, the Consulate General of the United Kingdom in St Petersburg was the setting for the formal presentation of a portrait of Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, painted by Alexander Talbot Rice, one of the best-known contemporary British portraitists

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9 June 2016

Collaboration Agreement Signed between the State Hermitage and the Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University

On 9 May 2016, a formal signing ceremony was held to conclude an agreement between the State Hermitage and Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University.

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8 June 2016

Handover of a Collection of Icons to the State Hermitage

On 8 June 2016 the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for the signing of a trilateral deed of transfer, giving the museum possession of a collection of icons that came from the FSB on the instructions of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

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7 June 2016

The Cranach Family: between Renaissance and Mannerism

On 7 June 2016 an exhibition devoted to Lucas Cranach the Elder and his dynasty opens in the Winter Palace.

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7 June 2016

Realisms

From 7 June to 18 September 2016, the General Staff will be the venue for the exhibition Realisms organized by the State Hermitage’s Department of Contemporary Art with the participation of the Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Simon Lee Gallery and Halcyon Gallery.

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6 June 2016

Peter Paul Rubens The Resurrection An Exhibition in the “Masterpieces Reborn” Cycle

On 6 June 2016, the exhibition ‘Peter Paul Rubens: The Resurrection. An Exhibition in the “Masterpieces Reborn” Cycle’ opened in the General Staff building.

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2 June 2016

Weaponry Seminar

On 2 June 2016, the latest session of the Weaponry Seminar was held in the State Hermitage.

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2 June 2016

Alisa Freindlich in The Touchables at the Hermitage Theatre

On 2 June 2016 the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a performance of the inclusive dramatic piece The Touchables with People’s Artist of the USSR Alisa Freindlich participating. In this unique stage work deaf-blind actors preform alongside ones who can see and hear.

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1 June 2016

Presentation of The Hermitage Friends’ Club in Finland

On 1 June 2016, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, visited Helsinki to participate in the official presentation of The Hermitage Friends’ Club in Finland.

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31 May 2016

Two Floras

On 31 May 2016 the exhibition Two Floras opened in the Italian Cabinet of the New Hermitage (Hall 233).

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30 May 2016

A Delegation from the State Hermitage Visits the St Petersburg Theological Academy

On 30 May 2016, as part of the Agreement on Collaboration, a delegation from the State Hermitage made a visit to the St Petersburg Theological Academy in the course of which the guests, accompanied by the Rector, Archbishop Amvrosy, viewed one of the oldest theological institutions in St Petersburg,

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28 May 2016

Continuation of the Days of Yemen and Syria in the Hermitage

On 28 May 2016, the programme of the Days of Yemen and Syria in the Hermitage continued in the space of the Public Forum in the General Staff.

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A Word from the Director

    • 13 Feb 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: My father dreamt of being a night watchman in the museum and envied the cranes flying to Egypt

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    • 31 Jan 2018

      Breathing Life into Sites of Memory

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    • 30 Dec 2017

      “Culture is a privilege”: a big interview with Mikhail Piotrovsky

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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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    • 20 May 2016

      The State Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2016 Festival

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