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22 December 2015

Members of the State Hermitage Staff Honoured

By decree of the President of the Russian Federation №649 of 22 December 2015, for services in the development of the country’s culture and art and long years of productive work, the medal For Services to the Country 2nd class has been awarded to:

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22 December 2015

Eurasia on the Threshold of History. The Peoples of the Caucasus and the Civilizations of the Nuraghi. Masterpieces from the Hermitage and the Museums of Sardinia

On 22 December 2015, the exhibition “Eurasia on the Threshold of History. The Peoples of the Caucasus and the Civilizations of the Nuraghi. Masterpieces from the Hermitage and the Museums of Sardinia” opened in the Palazzo di Città of Cagliari, the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia, becoming

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21 December 2015

New Technologies from Rostelecom. Business Seminar in Staraya Derevnya

On 21 December 2015, the business seminar “Rostelecom’s New Technologies in the service of the Country, Science and Art” was held at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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20 December 2015

Meet Yamal!

On 20 December 2015 the State Hermitage’s Youth Centre hosted the annual "Meet Yamal!" event.

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20 December 2015

Charity Performance of “Magical Tales” in the State Hermitage

On 20 December 2015 the State Hermitage hosted the charity event Sochelnik in favour of the BELA Butterfly-Children Foundation.

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19 December 2015

My Museum. Objects and People

On 19 December 2015, the concluding meeting of the interactive programme for senior school pupils “My Museum. Objects and People” for this season (September – December 2015) took place.

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18 December 2015

Completion of a Joint Project of the State Hermitage and the American Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

On 18 December, in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage, a meeting took place with representatives of the American charitable Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to mark the completion of a joint project.

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17 December 2015

Annual December Meeting with Heads of Partner Tourist Companies in the Menshikov Palace of the State Hermitage

On 17 December 2015 the Menshikov Palace was the setting for the annual December Meeting of Partners with heads of tourist companies that have a contract with the State Hermitage.

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16 December 2015

The Hermitage Has Been Given a PROsystem Unit

In the course of the meeting, Mikhail Piotrovsky was presented on behalf of the Zagreb-based company KAZ with a certificate of donation to the State Hermitage of a PROsystem unit to counter rising damp.

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16 December 2015

Special Issue of the Hermitage magazine

In December 2015, for the Hermitage Days – 2015 and the 4th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, a special extra edition of the Hermitage magazine has been published.

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15 December 2015

Round Table “Heraldry as a Means of Communication. The Concept of a State Hermitage Museum of Heraldry in the Building of the Exchange”

On 15 December 2015, as part of the 4th St Petersburg International Cultural Forum, a round table discussion was held in the State Hermitage on “Heraldry as a Means of Communication.

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14 December 2015

Repin and/or Beuys. Wölfflin and/or Derrida. Museum and/or Biennale

The round table of the Hermitage’s Youth Centre on challenges in professional art education in changing times was held on 14 December 2015 as part of the Education section of the 4th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

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14 December 2015

Plenary Session of the 4th Saint Petersburg Cultural Forum

On 14 December 2015, the 4th Saint Petersburg Cultural Forum opened. One of the most important events in the agenda of the first day of the Forum was the plenary session in the Atrium of the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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11 December 2015

“The Little Flowers of St Francis of Assisi” The Murals of the Church of San Francesco in Assisi, Italy

The Concert Hall of the Winter Palace was the venue for the concert evening “The Little Flowers of St Francis of Assisi” The Murals of the Church of San Francesco in Assisi, Italy in the cycle Concert Evenings in the Concert Hall of the Winter Palace. Art and Music. West and East.

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10 December 2015

Session of the Restoration Board

On 10 December 2015, a session of the Restoration Board was held in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage.

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10 December 2015

Opening of A Research Exhibition School of Leonardo da Vinci

On 10 December 2015, the exhibition-study School of Leonardo da Vinci opened in the State Hermitage, featuring paintings from a private St Petersburg collection: Mary Magdalene by Giampietrino, Madonna and Child and Female Portrait by Italian followers of Leonardo in the late 15th to early 16th cent

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10 December 2015

Italian Carnival in the Hermitage

On 10 December 2015, the halls of the Hermitage were the setting for an Italian Carnivala – a special programme for hard-of-hearing and deaf children, timed to coincide with the All-Russian Days of Persons with Disabilities and held within the framework of the State Programme “An Accessible Environm

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10 December 2015

Hermitage Days in Novgorod. Musical Archaeology

On 10 December 2015, the Terpandros ensemble of Ancient Greek musical instruments and Vladimir Povetkin’s Centre of Musical Antiquities, the only one of its kind in Russia, presented a concert programme entitled Musical Archaeology in the Academic Hall of the Fine Arts Museum in Veliky Novgorod.

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9 December 2015

The Levitsky ‘Light-Painting’ Studio. Early Russian Photography in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum

On 9 December 2015, the exhibition The Levitsky ‘Light-Painting’ Studio. Early Russian Photography in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum opened in the Picket Hall.

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9 December 2015

Opening of the Exhibition Mechanical Curiosities Musical, Clockwork, Animated Mechanisms from the 17th–19th Centuries in the State Hermitage Collection

On 9 December 2015, during the Hermitage Days, the exhibition "Mechanical Curiosities. Musical, Clockwork, Animated Mechanisms from the 17th–19th Centuries in the State Hermitage Collection" opened in the museum.

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A Word from the Director

    • 13 Feb 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: My father dreamt of being a night watchman in the museum and envied the cranes flying to Egypt

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    • 31 Jan 2018

      Breathing Life into Sites of Memory

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    • 30 Dec 2017

      “Culture is a privilege”: a big interview with Mikhail Piotrovsky

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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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