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7 August 2018

Samsung supports the Hermitage Online project

The Samsung company (Samsung Electronics Rus Company), a long-standing technical partner of the museum, has supported the Hermitage Online project for live broadcasts over the VKontakte social network by providing the equipment necessary for filming.

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7 August 2018

Preventive care for the Alexander Column

On 7 August 2018, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for a press conference devoted to the history of the Alexander Column and to the measures employed to clean the monument using professional equipment.

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31 July 2018

The Hermitage at the VK Fest 2018

On 28 and 29 July 2018, the Hermitage took part for the fourth time in the VK Fest – a festival of Russia’s largest social networking site, VKontakte, that is traditionally held in the open air, in the Park of the Tercentenary of St Petersburg.

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30 July 2018

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Visits the Hermitage

On 27 July 2018, Nikol Pashinyan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, paid a visit to the State Hermitage.

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30 July 2018

Festive Meeting of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers Devoted to Navy Day

On 27 July 2018 the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers carried out an extensive programme of events to mark Russia’s Navy Day.

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25 July 2018

“Noah’s Lake” the music of Oleg Karavaichuk. Concert: duet, cinema, ballet

On 23 July 2018 the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for an evening marking the 90th anniversary of the birth of Oleg Nikolayevich Karavaichuk that had been prepared by the State Hermitage and the Foundation for the Support of Cultural Projects and the Preservation of the Legacy of Oleg Karavaichuk.

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23 July 2018

Day of the National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman in the Hermitage

On 23 July 2018 the State Hermitage held a Day of the National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman.

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19 July 2018

Inclusive Programmes from the Youth Centre at the Exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future”

Within the educational programme accompanying the exhibition “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future”, the staff of the Youth Centre together with the Hermitage Director’s assistant Ilya Yemolayev have prepared a series of inclusive programme.

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19 July 2018

Art Semester in the Hermitage

Between 18 June and 2 July 2018, the Youth Educational Centre operated an “Art Semester in the Hermitage” programme that had been specially devised for a group of American students specializing in museum studies.

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18 July 2018

Farewell to the White Nights

On 17 July 2018, the traditional “Farewell to the White Nights” meeting with journalists of the Hermitage pool took place, an occasion that has for many years been bringing together media representatives and museum staff. This year the event took place in the Menshikov Palace.

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17 July 2018

Non-Spiritual Nourishment. O, da! Yeda! in the Hermitage A joint project of the State Hermitage and the “O, da! Yeda!” festival

On 16 July 2018, the Menshikov Palace was the setting for the presentation of a joint project of the State Hermitage and the “O, da! Yeda!” [Oh, yes! Food!] festival entitled “Non-Spiritual Nourishment. O, da! Yeda! in the Hermitage”. The project includes two gastronomic excursions, one real, the ot

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17 July 2018

100th Anniversary of the Death of the Imperial Family

On 17 July 2018, on the 100th anniversary of the death of the imperial family, the Divine Liturgy (communion) was celebrated in the Church of the Vernicle in the Winter Palace with the Dean of the Prince Vladimir Cathedral, Archpriest Vladimir Sorokin, presiding.

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14 July 2018

“Great Museums – Custodians of History. An exchange of experience and strategic ideas.” Conference at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples

On 13 July 2018, the Farnese Hall of the National Archaeological Museum in Naples (MANN) was the venue for a public conference between Paolo Giulerini, the Director of the Neapolitan museum, and Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage. The theme of the dialogue was “Gr

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14 July 2018

Achilles the cat’s prediction for Belgium v. England

On 14 July 2018, in the State Hermitage’s Hall of the Bosporan Kingdom, by the ancient statue of a lion, Achilles the Hermitage cat predicted the winner of the match between Belgium and England.

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13 July 2018

The Hermitage School of Restoration in the Crimea

As part of the Hermitage School of Restoration programme, on 2–13 July 2018 the Eastern Crimean Historical and Cultural Museum-Preserve in Kerch was the venue for a seminar and practical workshop on “Restoration of Museum Objects Made of Wood: Dry Archaeological Wood and Ethnographic Items”.

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12 July 2018

Week of Dutch Art in the Hermitage

From 12 to 19 July 2018, a Week of Dutch Art is being held in the Hermitage. It is timed to mark Rembrandt’s birthday.

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12 July 2018

Signing of an Agreement between the State Hermitage and the Banca Intesa Sanpaolo of Milan, Italy

On 11 July 2018, the Gallerie d'Italia on the Piazza Scala in Milan was the setting for the signing of an agreement between the State Hermitage and the Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, one of Europe’s largest financial institutions.

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12 July 2018

Catalogue of the exhibition “Old Masters from the Hermitage: Masterpieces from Botticelli to Van Dyck”

A catalogue has been published for the exhibition “Old Masters from the Hermitage: Masterpieces from Botticelli to Van Dyck” that opened at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna on 5 June 2018.

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10 July 2018

Achilles the Cat’s Prediction for France v. Belgium

On 10 July 2018, in the State Hermitage’s Hall of the Bosporan Kingdom, by the ancient statue of a lion, Achilles the Hermitage cat predicted the winner of the match between France and Belgium.

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3 July 2018

Awards for State Hermitage Restorers

Badges of Honorary Saint Petersburg Restorer 1st class together with a monetary award from the Government of Saint Petersburg “For a Contribution to the Development of the Restoration Field in Saint Petersburg” have been bestowed on Tatyana Alexandrovna Baranova, the head of the Department of Scient

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A Word from the Director

    • 25 Jul 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Getting Along with One Another

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    • 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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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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