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31 January 2017

Collaboration Agreement Signed between the State Hermitage and Reggia di Caserta, Italy

On 31 January 2017, the Council Hall was the setting for the signing of a collaboration agreement between the State Hermitage and Reggia di Caserta, Italy.

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30 January 2017

Celebration of the Anniversary of the Complete Lifting of the Siege of Leningrad

On 27 January 2017, the State Hermitage held events marking the anniversary of the complete lifting of the Siege of Leningrad. A festive concert took place in the Hermitage Theatre, featuring songs and poetry from the war years.

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27 January 2017

The St Petersburg eparchy is open to a dialogue with the museum community about Saint Isaac’s Cathedral

The Saint Petersburg eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church is open to a dialogue with the museum community on any matters, including Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. That position was expressed to TASS by Natalya Rodomanova, head of the communications sector of the Saint Petersburg Metropolitanate, comment

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27 January 2017

The State Hermitage again holds the Lukonin Readings

On 25 and 26 January 2017, the State Hermitage held the latest Lukonin Readings – an annual conference dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Grigoryevich Lukonin (1932–1984), an outstanding Russian specialist on the art of ancient Iran and head of the Hermitage’s Department of the East.

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26 January 2017

Patriarch Kirill on the Question of the Transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is ready for a dialogue on the question of the transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church, the Patriarch’s press secretary, Father Alexander Volkov, announced.

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26 January 2017

The Union of Museums of Russia on the situation at the Tauric Chersonese State Historical and Archaeological Museum Preserve

The Union of Museums of Russia notes the explanation that the request for the handover of the former monastery buildings that are part of the Chersonese Preserve envisages the creation of new exhibition facilities and does not propose immediate action to confiscate property.

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26 January 2017

The Hermitage Conducts Research on Mummies

The subjects of the research were two mummies from the 3rd century BC found in the 5th Pazyryk kurgan in the Altai mountains when it was excavated by Sergei Rudenko in 1949.

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26 January 2017

Opening of the First Hermitage Shop outside the Museum

On 26 January 2017, the official opening of the first Hermitage shop outside the museum itself took place.

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25 January 2017

A Delegation of the Staff from the State Hermitage Visited Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery

On 25 January 2017, a delegation of staff from the State Hermitage visited Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery and laid wreathes and flowers by the memorial plaque honouring Hermitage workers who died on the fronts in the Great Patriotic War (1941–45) and in besieged Leningrad.

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16 January 2017

Traditional Celebration of the Old New Year for the Creative Union of Museum Workers

On 13 January 2017 (the eve of the New Year by the old, Julian calendar) the Pavlovsk State Museum Preserve was the venue for the traditional celebration of the Old New Year for the Creative Union of Museum Workers of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region.

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13 January 2017

Announcement regarding the complete transfer of St Isaac’s Cathedral to the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church

The Presidium of the Creative Union of Museum Workers of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region, headed by General Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, has produced an “Announcement regarding the complete transfer of St Isaac’s Cathedral to the jurisdiction of the Russian Ortho

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13 January 2017

A New Phase in the Protection of Exhibitions from Russia

On 16 December 2016, American President Barack Obama signed into law a bill on the protection of works of art provided by other countries for display in the United States that had been passed unanimously by both chamber of Congress on 10 December.

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30 December 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky named Person of the Year

The Russian Vedomosti newspaper has chosen its person of the year in six categories – Politician, Businessperson, Professional, Private Individual, Cultural Hero and Enigma. Votes were cast both by the paper’s readers and by the editorial board.

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29 December 2016

Restoration of Unique Musical Chandeliers Completed

In 2016 restoration work was completed on a pair of English crystal-glass chandeliers from the 1760s that are among the rarest exhibits in the State Hermitage.

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28 December 2016

Concerts in the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre

The State Hermitage and the Aira company, with whose assistance live fir trees have been installed in the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre and in the Hanging Garden, recreating the traditions of imperial times, have prepared a musical surprise for museum visitors over the New Year period.

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27 December 2016

The Calvatone Victory from the Antikensammlung in Berlin, believed lost, has been rediscovered in Saint Petersburg

The Hermitage and German colleagues have agreed on the joint study of the Calvatone Victory (or Victoria of Calvatone), an Ancient Roman sculpture that was displaced to Russia and was recently singled out among the general mass of sculptural works for special study and restoration.

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27 December 2016

Opening of the exhibition “A Creative Hand”, marking the jubilee of André Lanskoy’s Book of Genesis”

On 27 December 2016, a fresh display opened in the Cabinet of the Artist’s Book in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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24 December 2016

From Breughel to Fabre. The New Year’s Carnival of the Hermitage Students’ Club

On 24 December2016, the Great White Hall of the General Staff was the setting for the annual New Year’s carnival for members of the Hermitage Students’ Club.

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22 December 2016

Talks in Shanghai

From 17 to 21 December 2016, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, was in Shanghai.

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20 December 2016

New State Hermitage Publications

The State Hermitage Publishing House has brought out the album Masterpieces of European Furniture of the 15th to Early 20th Centuries, devoted to the museum’s collection of Western European furniture.

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A Word from the Director

    • 4 Oct 2017

      The Museum as Historian of the “Dialogue and Conflict of Cultures”

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    • 2 Oct 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky’s interview with the Russia-24 TV channel

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    • 1 Oct 2017

      Interview given by the General Director of the State Hermitage to the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 26 Jul 2017

      The Hermitage at the VK Fest

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    • 20 May 2016

      The State Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2016 Festival

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    • 14 Mar 2016

      Tony Cragg in the General Staff Building

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