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16 October 2017

Opening of the exhibition ““Ivan Kramskoi. Portrait of Empress Maria Feodorovna” at theYekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts

On 13 October 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “Ivan Kramskoi. Portrait of Empress Maria Feodorovna from the collection of the State Hermitage” opened at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.

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13 October 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Eduard Kochergin: Celebrating the 80th Birthday”

On 13 October 2017, the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for the formal opening of the exhibition “Eduard Kochergin: Celebrating the 80th Birthday”, devoted to the work of the outstanding artist, set designer and theatrical legend Eduard Stepanovich Kochergin.

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13 October 2017

Opening of a new season of special museum programmes

On 8 October 2017 a concert evening in the Lecture and Concert Hall of the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre devoted to the great French painter Théodore Géricault was the opening event in the new season of special museum programmes arranged by the State Hermitage’s Scientific and Educ

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10 October 2017

17th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “The Roerich Legacy”

On 9 October 2017, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for the opening of the 17th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “The Roerich Legacy”.

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9 October 2017

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand Visits the State Hermitage

On 7 October 2017, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand paid a visit to the State Hermitage.

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9 October 2017

Opening of the Exhibition “Dutch Masters from the Hermitage”

On 6 October 2017, the official opening of the major exhibition “Dutch Masters from the Hermitage” took place at the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre.

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9 October 2017

Memorandum of Understanding between the State Hermitage and UNESCO on the protection and restoration of cultural treasures in conflict zones

On 9 October 2017, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Irina Bokova, Secretary General of UNESCO, and Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the State Hermitage and UNESCO on the protection and restoration of cultural treasures in confl

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6 October 2017

The latest session of the regular seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”

On 4 October 2017, the Hermitage hosted the latest session of the regularly functioning seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”.

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5 October 2017

Press Conferences on the opening of the exhibition “Dutch Masters from the Hermitage” in the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre

On the eve of the formal opening of the exhibition “Dutch Masters from the Hermitage” in the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre, press conferences were held for representatives of the Dutch media and the foreign press.

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4 October 2017

“First Debut” Celebration in the Hermitage Theatre

On 3 October 2017, the Hermitage Theatre became the setting for the traditional “Initiation as Artistes” ceremony for the new intake of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

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4 October 2017

The “Old Masters” exhibition opens at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in Kobe, Japan

On 3 October 2017, the exhibition “Old Masters”, previously on show at the Mori Arts Centre Gallery in Tokyo and the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in the city of Nagoya, opened at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in Kobe, Japan.

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3 October 2017

Press Conference on the Examination of an Ancient Egyptian Mummy from the Hermitage Collection

On 3 October 2017 the Witte Hall was the venue for a press conference devoted to the examination of an Ancient Egyptian mummy from the collection of the State Hermitage’s Department of the East.

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3 October 2017

Conference in memory of Alisa Bank

On 2 October 2017 a conference opened in the State Hermitage devoted to the memory of the outstanding Byzantinist, the keeper of the Hermitage’s Byzantine collection, Alisa Vladimirovna Bank (1906–1984).

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2 October 2017

Students’ Day 2017

On 1 October 2017, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for Students’ Day, a celebration regularly held on the first Sunday in October to open the new educational season in the State Hermitage’s Youth Centre.

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2 October 2017

Presentation of the Iskusny Glagol Prize in Vladivostok

On 29 September 2017, an awards ceremony took place in Vladivostok for the winners of the second Iskusny Glagol [“Artful Word”] open inter-regional competition for mass media and journalists that cover culture and art. The prize is dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Yuryevich Matveyev (1948–2015),

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2 October 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Inna Olevskaya: Porcelain Metamorphoses in the Hermitage”

From 30 September 2107, the General Staff building is the venue for the exhibition “Inna Olevskaya: Porcelain Metamorphoses in the Hermitage” that has been organized by the State Hermitage and the Imperial Porcelain Factory joint-stock company. The formal openin took place the day before.

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2 October 2017

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Lecture in the Tretyakov Gallery

On 30 September 2017, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage and a member of the Expert Council of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art gave a lecture in the Tretyakov Gallery’s building on Krymsky Val on “The Hermitage Tradition of Relations with New Art”.

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2 October 2017

Latest session of the State Hermitage’s Weaponry Seminar

The ninth session of the State Hermitage’s Weaponry Seminar took place on 28 September 2017.

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2 October 2017

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

At the latest Ministry of Culture board meeting in Plyos, devoted to the museum sphere, everyone was struck by the people representing the Muzei avtomatov. Admittedly they immediately added Gazirovannykh [indicating it was a Museum of Vending Machines, rather than Machine-Guns]. It was one of the pr

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2 October 2017

International Conference “The Christian East. Interaction with other cultures”

From 28 to 30 September 2017, the State Hermitage hosted the international conference “The Christian East. Interaction with other cultures”. In the past decade the study of the Christian East has become one of the most significant areas of the Hermitage’s research activities. This is already the thi

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A Word from the Director

    • 9 Nov 2017

      Selfies with the Mona Lisa? Piotrovsky on Culture and Modern Technologies

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    • 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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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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