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3 September 2015

“Bon Ton… Strolls through the Hermitage”. A weekly joint programme of the State Hermitage and the radio station Orfei

The State Hermitage and Radio Orfei (Russian for Orpheus) have announced a new joint project – a unique musical radio programme entitled “Bon Ton… Strolls through the Hermitage.”

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3 September 2015

Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky awarded the Order of Francysk Skaryna

On 3 September 2015, the embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Moscow was the setting for the formal presentation of Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, with the Order of Francysk Skaryna.

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2 September 2015

Day of the Russian Guards

On 2 September 2015, the General Staff building of the Hermitage became the setting for a ceremony devoted to the Day of the Russian Guards.

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1 September 2015

“On My Way”: inauguration of the programme at the Hermitage Youth Centre

On 1 September 2015, the programme “On My Way” was inaugurated at the Hermitage Youth Centre.

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1 September 2015

The “Hermitage Restoration School” in Chersonesos

From 24 August to 1 September 2015 a seminar-workshop on “questions of the preservation and restoration of monumental painting from archaeological excavations” was held at the Tauric Chersonesos National Preserve.

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30 August 2015

Meetings of the XXI International Advisory Council of the State Hermitage Museum

On August 30, 2015, the XXI International Advisory Council of the State Hermitage Museum began its work.

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27 August 2015

Hadid’s Challenge: Non-Linear Architecture and the Context of the Traditional City

A round table held in the Hermitage’s Youth Centre on 27 August 2015

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27 August 2015

Meetings of the Culture Working Group during the St. Petersburg Dialogue Forum

From 26 to 28 August the State Hermitage Museum will hold meetings of the Culture Working Group of the St. Petersburg Dialogue Forum.

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27 August 2015

Awarding Of Employees Of The State Hermitage Museum

Under the Presidential Decree No. 431 dated 22.08.2015, Tatyana A. Baranova, Head of the Department of Scientific Restoration and Conservation, was awarded a second-class medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland; Irina P. Zasetskaya and Yelena I. Oyateva, employees of the Department of Archaeo

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26 August 2015

In case of reduction of police units engaged in the protection of the Hermitage, the security costs of the Museum could increase to 67 million a year

On 26 August, the TASS press centre hosted a press-conference dedicated to the security of museums in terms of staff dismissal carried out by the Ministry of Interior.

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25 August 2015

“Raku Ware: the Cosmos in a Tea Bowl”: Lecture and Tea Ceremony

Since July 2015, the Manege of the Small Hermitage temporarily hosts the Raku Ware exhibition.

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24 August 2015

Proposals Made by Mikhail B. Piotrovsky to the Minister of Interior and the Minister of Culture

Today, on August 24, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, has sent Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Minister of Interior, and Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of Culture, proposals for a possible way out of the situation occurring due to dismissal of independent security service employees, be

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18 August 2015

Ulan-Ude Welcomes the Hermitage Programme “Preserving Cultural Heritage Together”

On 18 August 2015, a press conference and a workshop for the restoration of archaeological metal were held at the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia in Ulan-Ude.

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14 August 2015

New Exhibit at the Exhibition “XIX - early XX Century Porte-Bouquets”

The exhibition “XIX - early XX Century Porte-Bouquets from the Kenber Collection, France” welcomes a new exhibit: a porte-bouquet dating back to the mid-XIX century. Zinaida A. Brusnitsyna, a St. Petersburg resident, made this gift to the State Hermitage Museum.

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31 July 2015

Bidding Farewell to the White Nights at the Hermitage

On 31 July 2015, the State Hermitage Museum hosted the traditional festive friendly meeting “Farewell to the White Nights”, which has been bringing together the Hermitage pool journalists and the museum employees for many years.

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30 July 2015

Opening of the exhibition: “Masterpieces from the Hermitage: the Legacy of Catherine the Great” in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

The exhibition entitled “Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great” opened in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, on July 30, 2015.

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30 July 2015

New Publications of the State Hermitage

The State Hermitage has published new titles.

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30 July 2015

Hermitage Museum Worries for Chersonesos Fate after Appointment of Archpriest as Director of the Reserve

Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, believes that the appointment of Archpriest Sergey Khalyuta to serve as manager of Chersonesos Taurica National Reserve poses danger for the archaeological site and fears that this appointment will put an end to all museum and research acti

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22 July 2015

Book release: “Artistic Fabrics of Medieval Egypt in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum” by S.B. Pevzner

Book release: “Artistic Fabrics of Medieval Egypt in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum” by S.B. Pevzner (Moscow; Marjani Publishing House)

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21 July 2015

Works of Jacques Lipschitz Gifted to the Hermitage

The State Hermitage Museum has received ten sculptures and thirteen drawings by Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973), a French-American sculptor, a native of Russia, as a gift from the Lipschitz Foundation, USA.

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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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