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18 February 2016

Commemorative Service in the Great Church of the Winter Palace

On 18 February 2016, a festive service was held in the Great Church of the Winter Palace to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the wedding of Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna to William (Willem) of Orange, Crown Prince of the Netherlands.

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17 February 2016

A New Cultural and Educational Programme: “Artist of the Month”

The Hermitage is offering its visitors a new programme: "Artist of the Month" – talks in the Hermitage displays.

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16 February 2016

The Catalogue of the Exhibition “Catherine the Great and Stanisław August: Two Enlightened Monarchs”

The State Hermitage publishing house has produced an illustrated scholarly catalogue of the exhibition “Catherine the Great and Stanisław August: Two Enlightened Monarchs”.

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16 February 2016

Readings in Memory of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky

On 16 February the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the Readings in Memory of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky (1908–1990), an outstanding archaeologist and Orientalist, who was head of the State Hermitage for over two decades.

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16 February 2016

Free Entry to Mark the 35th Anniversary of the Display Opening in the Menshikov Palace

On 20 February 2016, entry to the Menshikov Palace will be free of charge as part of the celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the opening of the Hermitage display there.

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12 February 2016

Opening of the Exhibition ‘A Sacred Gift unto the Deity…’ South-East Asian Sculpture of the Eighth to Twentieth Centuries in the Hermitag

On 12 February 2016, the exhibition ‘A Sacred Gift unto the Deity…’ South-East Asian Sculpture of the Eighth to Twentieth Centuries in the Hermitage was formally opened in the Riding Hall of the Small Hermitage.

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11 February 2016

Presentation of Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Works of African Art

On 11 February 2016, the General Staff was the setting for the presentation of some late 19th- and early 20th-century works of African art donated to the State Hermitage by Sergei Girdin.

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11 February 2016

Out-of-House Meeting of the Editorial Board of the Magazine Rodina and the Introduction of the State Hermitage’s Regular Feature

On 11 February 2016, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for an out-of-house meeting of the editorial board of the magazine Rodina.

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10 February 2016

Winter Evening in the Hermitage

On 10 February, the Hermitage held its "Winter Evening", the event that traditionally ushers in the second semester in the Student Club of the museum’s Youth Education Centre.

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10 February 2016

The State Hermitage informs

The British newspaper The Guardian published an interview with Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky in its 7 February 2016 edition.

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10 February 2016

Signing of a Partnership Agreement for Holding the Exhibition “Masterpieces of Modern Art” in Paris

On 10 February 2016, in the mansion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow, the formal signing took place of a partnership agreement between the State Hermitage, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

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10 February 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky Addresses the Federation Council

On 10 February 2016, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, presented a report on “Museum Innovations” to the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, under its “Expert Time” procedure.

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9 February 2016

Donation to the State Hermitage of a sacred object – a sculpture of the bodhisattva Manjushri

On 9 February 2016, Mstislav Borisovich Vladimirtsov, the son of Academician Boris Yakovlevich Vladimirtsov, presented a sculpture of the bodhisattva Manjushri as a gift to the State Hermitage.

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9 February 2016

Alexei Bogdanov’s presentation at a theoretical and practical seminar in the Crimea

On 9 February 2016, Alexei Valentinovich Bogdanov, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage for Operations, made a presentation to the international theoretical and practical seminar on “Current Problems in Ensuring the Preservation of the Museum Fund of the Russian Federation” being held in t

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4 February 2016

A New Chairman For The Hermitage Foundation Uk

The Trustees of the Hermitage Foundation UK are delighted to announce the appointment of James Dawnay as their new chairman.

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3 February 2016

In Memoriam: Saulius Sondeckis

On 3 February 2016 Saulius Sondeckis passed away.

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2 February 2016

Journalists from Novgorod in the Hermitage

On 2 February 2016, a 25-strong group of journalists from Novgorod visited the State Hermitage. In the course of a guided tour, the guests viewed the main halls of the Hermitage, the Diamond Rooms, the General Staff and its new permanent displays – the famous collection of Impressionists and the Fab

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28 January 2016

Anti-Terrorism Exercises at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre

In the period from 25 to 28 January 2016, a series of training exercises to bolster the museum’s defences against terrorism were held for the staff of the Museum Security Service at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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27 January 2016

The State Hermitage And The Mikhailovsky Theatre Present A Premiere Of The Opera Brundibar In The Hermitage Theatre

On 27 January 2016, the anniversary of the complete lifting of the Nazi Siege of Leningrad and International Holocaust Memorial Day, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the first (concert) performance in St Petersburg of the opera Brundibár in Russian.

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27 January 2016

Commemorative Evening in the Official Hotel of the State Hermitage

On 27 January 2016, the Official Hotel of the State Hermitage hosted an evening celebration marking the 72nd anniversary of the lifting of the Siege of Leningrad, organized by the State Hermitage, the hotel and the Imperial Porcelain Factory.

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A Word from the Director

    • 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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    • 25 May 2018

      “People who appreciate culture are already an elite”

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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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