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24 May 2018

Press Showing of the exhibition “Innovation as an Artistic Technique”

On 24 May 2018 there was a special press showing of the exhibition “Innovation as an Artistic Technique” in the Upper Gallery in the Manege of the Small Hermitage. The event, organized within the Hermitage 20/21 project, is a part of the cultural programme for the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum.

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24 May 2018

Formal Session of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers Marking the City’s Birthday

On 23 May 2018, at 1.30 in the afternoon, a formal gathering of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers took place at the Fabergé Museum devoted to the birthday of Saint Petersburg.

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23 May 2018

Ceremonial inauguration of the 5G network pilot zone in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage

On 23 May 2018 the State Hermitage and the companies Rostelecom and Ericsson launched an experimental 5G (fifth generation) network zone on the territory of the Hermitage’s General Staff building. The main speakers at the ceremony were Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the Hermitage, Vladimir

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22 May 2018

International Conference on “Subsistence Strategies in the Stone Age, Direct and Indirect Evidence of Fishing and Gathering”

On 15–18 May 2018, the State Hermitage hosted an international conference on “Subsistence Strategies in the Stone Age, Direct and Indirect Evidence of Fishing and Gathering” dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mikhailovich Lozovsky.

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22 May 2018

Gala Evening to Celebrate Valery Gergiev’s 65th

On 21 May 2018, the Atrium of the General Staff building of the State Hermitage was the venue for a gala evening marking the 65th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding conductor Valery Gergiev, Honorary Citizen of Saint Petersburg and People’s Artist of Russia.

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21 May 2018

The State Hermitage in the Night of Museums 2018

On 19 May 2018, the State Hermitage as usual took part in the international Night of Museums action. Special programmes were prepared for visitors to the Manege of the Small Hermitage and the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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21 May 2018

Alexander Gorodnitsky’s Concert “by the Hermitage Steps”

On 20 May 2018 Alexander Gorodnitsky, the writer of the famous song “The Atlantes hold up the sky on their stone arms”, gave a concert in front of the New Hermitage’s Portico with Atlantes. The event was organized by the State Hermitage and Alexander Gorodnitsky’s Foundation for the development and

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18 May 2018

Opening of the refurbished permanent display “The Art of the Islamic Middle East: The Ottoman Empire”

For International Museum Day, the State Hermitage prepared a present for its visitors: after being closed for a long period the refurbished permanent display “The Art of the Islamic Middle East: The Ottoman Empire” opened to the public.

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18 May 2018

International Museum Day in the Hermitage. Honouring Veteran Museum Workers

On 18 May 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the traditional awards ceremony for the most meritorious museum workers in St Petersburg and Leningrad Region, timed to coincide with International Museum Day.

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17 May 2018

Charity event: The Hermitage Gathers Friends 2018

On 17 May 2018, the State Hermitage held a charity event with the motto “The Hermitage Gathers Friends” to mark the International Day for the Protection of Children. The special occasion was arranged by Umka, a St Petersburg-based public charitable organization that assists handicapped children, in

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17 May 2018

Arte Povera a Creative Revolution

On 16 May 2018, the exhibition “Arte Povera. A Creative Revolution” opened in the State Hermitage. It presents over 50 works by Italian artists of the second half of the 20th century from the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli (Rivoli-Turin, Italy), GAM – the Galleria Civica di Arte Moder

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17 May 2018

15-летие Первой очереди Реставрационно-хранительского центра «Старая Деревня»

The 16 May 2018 was the 15th anniversary of the opening of the first phase of the State Hermitage’s Restoration and Storage Centre in the Staraya Derevnya district of St Petersburg. The occasion was marked by a formal ceremony.

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16 May 2018

Collaboration Agreement between the State Hermitage, the comune of Reggio Emilia and the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani

On 15 May 2018, in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, Luca Vecchi, Mayor of the comune of Reggio Emilia, and Davide Zanichelli, President of the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, signed a collaboration agreement.

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11 May 2018

Reception for Veterans of the Great Patriotic War

On 9 May 2018, the Official Hotel of the State Hermitage was the venue for the traditional festive reception for veterans of the Great Patriotic War organized by the State Hermitage, the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers, the Imperial Porcelain Factory and the public joint-stock company TGK-1.

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8 May 2018

The expedition of experts to study the historical and cultural monuments of the south coast of the Crimea has finished

Between 22 April and 4 May an international expedition of experts and photographers visited the Crimea for the multi-disciplinary study of historical and cultural monuments on the south coast of the peninsula. On 27 April the Vorontsov Palace at Alupka was the setting for a presentation of the progr

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7 May 2018

Hermitage Day in Vyborg 2018

On 4 May 2018 the Hermitage Day in Vyborg took place.

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4 May 2018

Opening of the exhibition ”The Lombards. A People Who Changed History”

On 3 May 2018, the exhibition “The Lombards. A People who Changed History” was formally opened in the Manege of the Small Hermitage. It has been organized by the State Hermitage, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Museo Civici di Pavia, the municipality of Pavia with the participat

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4 May 2018

Exhibition of The Best Photographs from the State Hermitage’s Instagram Account

On 1 May 2018, an exhibition of photographs of the State Hermitage published on the museum’s official Instagram account (@hermitage_museum) opened at the Nevsky Centre shopping mall (114–116, Nevsky Prospekt).

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3 May 2018

“The Past at Your Fingertips” Graduation Party

On 27 April 2018, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for a celebration to mark pupils of the end of another three-year cycle of lessons in the programme “The Past at Your Fingertips”.

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3 May 2018

Meeting with the Bizot Group

On 27 April 2018, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna was the venue for the latest gathering of the Bizot Group, an informal association of the world’s leading museums that engage in organizing exhibitions. As usual, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, took part.

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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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