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5 March 2018

The State Hermitage informs

The State Hermitage has extended the list of categories of people who have the right to enter the museum free of charge.

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5 March 2018

The Hermitage tops the museums of Russian media rating for January 2018

The Hermitage became the most popular museum in Russia in January according to Medialogia. It was the one most often mentioned in the press in a positive and informative manner.

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5 March 2018

Syrian Meetings in Moscow

On 2 March 2018, the exhibition Treasures of Palmyra, to which the State Hermitage has contributed, opened in the State Shchusev Museum of Architecture in Moscow.

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1 March 2018

The Hermitage Friends’ Club on the museum website

A new section has appeared on the State Hermitage’s official website entitled “Support”, which reflects the activities of the Hermitage Friends’ Club. The section includes a list of sponsors and patrons, and of members of the Board of Trustees, reports on jointly accomplished projects and an explana

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28 February 2018

The State Hermitage and the power company TGK-1 sign a letter of intent

On 28 February 2018, the Council Hall was the setting for the signing of a letter of intent by the State Hermitage and the Territorial Generating Company No1 (TGK-1). The signatories were Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, and Alexei Vitalyevich Barvinok, General

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28 February 2018

Opening of the All-Russian research-to-practice conference for the exchange of experience in the operation of the course “Fundamentals of State Cultural Policy in the Russian Federation”

On 28 February 2018, an All-Russian research-to-practice conference for the exchange of experience in the operation of the course “Fundamentals of State Cultural Policy in the Russian Federation” began in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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27 February 2018

Session of the Round Table “The Great Mughals”

On 15 February 2018, the Council Hall was the setting for a round table on “The Great Mughals” organized by the State Hermitage’s Department of the East and Department for the Scientific Restoration and Conservation.

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21 February 2018

The State Hermitage informs

The halls of Venetian painting and the Hall of the Decorative and Applied Art of Venice in the 15th and 16th Centuries (Halls 217–223) will be closed to visitors until 20 April 2018 to allow work to be carried out.

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20 February 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Fantasia in Threads. Western European Lace and Glass of the 16th to 19th Centuries”

On 20 February 2018, the formal opening of the exhibition “Fantasia in Threads. Western European Lace and Glass of the 16th to 19th Centuries” took place in the Blue Bedchamber of the Winter Palace. This event is dedicated to the memory of Tamara Vladimirovna Rappe, head of the Department of Western

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15 February 2018

Marking the 110th anniversary of the birth of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky. Day of the Culture of the Caucasus in the Hermitage

On 14 February, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the Readings in Memory of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky (1908–1990), an outstanding archaeologist and Orientalist, who for over a quarter of a century was the head of the State Hermitage.

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14 February 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Rosso Fiorentino’s Madonna in Glory. On the Completion of Restoration”

On 14 February 2018, the exhibition “Rosso Fiorentino’s Madonna in Glory. On the Completion of Restoration” was opened in the Apollo Hall of the Winter Palace.

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14 February 2018

Mikhail Piotrovsky gives a press conference at Interfax

On 13 February 2018 the press centre of the Interfax North-West news agency was the venue for a press conference given by Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage.

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13 February 2018

Signing of a collaboration agreement between the State Hermitage and the Mikhailovsky Theatre

On 13 February 2018, Mikhail Piotrovsky and Vladimir Kekhman signed an agreement on collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Mikhailovsky Theatre. The joint project between the museum and the musical theatre dates back to October 2015 and now the collaboration agreement has been extended fo

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12 February 2018

The performance Karavaichuk

On 8 February 2018, the Crimson Drawing-Room in the Winter Palace was the setting for a performance entitled Karavaichuk devoted to the legendary composer.

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12 February 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Dolls of Old Japan”

On 9 February 2018, as part of the cross-cultural Year of Japan in Russia and Year of Russia in Japan, the exhibition “Dolls of Old Japan” opened in the Winter Palace. The exhibition has been organized by the State Hermitage and the Municipal Museum of Historical Documents of the Japanese city of Sa

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8 February 2018

Session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”

On 7 February 2018, the meeting hall of the State Hermitage’s Department of the Ancient World was the venue for the latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”.

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7 February 2018

The performance Karavaichuk in the Hermitage

At 8 o’clock on 8 February 2018, the Crimson Drawing-Room in the Winter Palace will become the setting for a performance entitled Karavaichuk organized by the Foundation for the Support of Cultural Projects and the Preservation of the Legacy of Oleg Karavaichuk in conjunction with the State Hermitag

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6 February 2018

Round Table “The South Coast of the Crimea – a World Heritage Area”

On 1 and 2 February 2018, the Hermitage hosted a round table on “The South Coast of the Crimea – a World Heritage Area” organized by the Likhachev Foundation and the State Hermitage with the support of the Presidential Projects Foundation.

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1 February 2018

Project for the Creation of a Virtual Model of the Jupiter Hall wins Global CIO’s Project of the Year Competition

On 31 January 2018, the awards ceremony for the Project of the Year competition run by Global CIO took place in Moscow. The best IT project of 2017 in the cultural sphere was judged to be a joint effort by the State Hermitage and the Virtual Reality Centre of the KROK company to create a virtual cop

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1 February 2018

Handover of the Standard to the New Commander of the North-Western District of the Forces of the National Guard of the Russian Federation

On 1 February 2018, the St George Hall of the Winter Palace was the setting for the formal presentation of a personal standard to the new Commander of the North-Western District of the forces of the National Guard of the Russian Federation.

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A Word from the Director

    • 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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    • 25 May 2018

      “People who appreciate culture are already an elite”

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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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