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20 June 2018

The Hermitage Announces a Tender Process of the Construction of the Hermitage Library at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre

Demonstrating its firm intention to accomplish its plans for the development of the open storage concept at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre, the State Hermitage is resuming construction of the 13-storey building of the Large Hermitage Library in a style that is not customary for

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20 June 2018

Premiere of The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish at the Hermitage Theatre

On 16 June 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the premiere of a production of The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish based on the well-known fairy tale by Pushkin. The joint project of the St Petersburg State Children’s Ballet Theatre and the State Academic Russian Orchestra named after V

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19 June 2018

New Open-Storage Facility for Buddhist Art

On 19 June 2018, a new open-storage facility for Buddhist art was inaugurated at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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18 June 2018

The exhibition “Classic Beauties: Artists, Italy, and the Aesthetic Ideals of the 18th Century” has opened at the Hermitage–Amsterdam

On 15 June 2018, the exhibition “Classic Beauties: Artists, Italy, and the Aesthetic Ideals of the 18th Century” opened at the Hermitage–Amsterdam exhibition centre.

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15 June 2018

Achilles the Cat’s Prediction for Morocco v. Iran

On 15 June 2018, in the State Hermitage’s Hall of the Bosporan Kingdom, by the ancient statue of a lion, Achilles the Hermitage cat predicted the outcome of the football match between the Moroccan and Iranian national sides.

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14 June 2018

New Datings for Finds Made by the Hermitage’s Trans-Kuban Expedition

Scientists from the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics and Novosibirsk State University have determined the age of archaeological finds discovered in the course of the work of the State Hermitage’s Trans-Kuban Expedition beneath an overhanging rock on a stream called the Meshoko.

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13 June 2018

The General Staff building of the State Hermitage was the venue for the intellectual marathon “UNTITLED”

On 9–10 June 2018, the General Staff building became the venue for the intellectual marathon “UNTITLED”, devoted to the exhibitions “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future” and “Arte Povera. A Creative Revolution”. The marathon was the chief event of the public education

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7 June 2018

Rembrandt’s Masterpieces Make a Triumphant Return to the Hermitage

Six masterpieces painted by the great Rembrandt, including Flora, Portrait of a Scholar, Young Woman with Earrings and Old Man in Red, which were highlights of the recent exhibition “Dutch Masters from the Hermitage” in Amsterdam have made a triumphant return to the State Hermitage. The paintings ar

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7 June 2018

Old Masters from the Hermitage: Masterpieces from Botticelli to Van Dyck

On 5 June 2018, the exhibition “Old Masters from the Hermitage: Masterpieces from Botticelli to Van Dyck” was formally opened in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

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6 June 2018

General Meeting of the Union of Museums of Russia

On 31 May 2018, during the holding of the international festival Intermuseum 2018 in Moscow, a general meeting of the Union of Museums of Russia took place with representatives of more than 200 museums participating.

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5 June 2018

Old Masters from the Hermitage. Masterpieces from Botticelli to Van Dyck

On 5 June 2018 a press conference was held in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum devoted to the opening of the exhibition “Old Masters from the Hermitage: Masterpieces from Botticelli to Van Dyck”.

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4 June 2018

11th International Peter the Great Congress

On 1 June 2018, the 11th International Peter the Great Congress, organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Dmitry Likhachev Foundation, the State Academic Capella of Saint Petersburg and a number of museums in the city, opened in the Hermitage Theatre.

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1 June 2018

Visit to the Hermitage by Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

On 25 May 2018, Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, and his wife, Akie Abe, paid an official visit to the State Hermitage.

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1 June 2018

Visit to the Hermitage by President Emmanuel Macron of France

On 24 May 2018, President Emmanuel Macron of France paid a visit to the State Hermitage as part of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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1 June 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Art Deco. Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov”

On 1 June 2018, the exhibition “Art Deco. Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov” opened in the State Hermitage.

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1 June 2018

Achilles the Hermitage Cat Greets Children on Their Special Day

On 1 June 2018, the State Hermitage, represented by Achilles the Hermitage Cat and several members of staff, participated as best it could in the celebration of International Children's Day and the 15th anniversary of St Petersburg’s Children’s Hospice.

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1 June 2018

21st International Theoretical and Practical Conference on “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”

On 31 May 2018, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for a session of the 21st International Theoretical and Practical Conference on “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”.

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31 May 2018

The Hermitage hosted an international conference on virtual archaeology

On 28–30 May 2018, the Hermitage hosted an international conference on virtual archaeology.

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30 May 2018

Closing of the Hermitage Friends’ Club’s 2017/18 season in the General Staff building

On 29 May 2018 the closing event of the Hermitage Friends’ Club’s 2017/18 season took place in the General Staff building.

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29 May 2018

A person’s face can become their unique museum entry ticket: a trial of the Unified Biometric System for cultural facilities has been held in the State Hermitage

The company Rostelecom and the Centre for Speech Technologies (TsRT) presented the prototype of a system that will allow visitors to Russian museums, theatres and galleries to enter those cultural institutions using only biometrics – face recognition. A pilot zone operated in the State Hermitage’s G

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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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