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13 January 2017

Announcement regarding the complete transfer of St Isaac’s Cathedral to the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church

The Presidium of the Creative Union of Museum Workers of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region, headed by General Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, has produced an “Announcement regarding the complete transfer of St Isaac’s Cathedral to the jurisdiction of the Russian Ortho

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13 January 2017

A New Phase in the Protection of Exhibitions from Russia

On 16 December 2016, American President Barack Obama signed into law a bill on the protection of works of art provided by other countries for display in the United States that had been passed unanimously by both chamber of Congress on 10 December.

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30 December 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky named Person of the Year

The Russian Vedomosti newspaper has chosen its person of the year in six categories – Politician, Businessperson, Professional, Private Individual, Cultural Hero and Enigma. Votes were cast both by the paper’s readers and by the editorial board.

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29 December 2016

Restoration of Unique Musical Chandeliers Completed

In 2016 restoration work was completed on a pair of English crystal-glass chandeliers from the 1760s that are among the rarest exhibits in the State Hermitage.

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28 December 2016

Concerts in the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre

The State Hermitage and the Aira company, with whose assistance live fir trees have been installed in the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre and in the Hanging Garden, recreating the traditions of imperial times, have prepared a musical surprise for museum visitors over the New Year period.

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27 December 2016

The Calvatone Victory from the Antikensammlung in Berlin, believed lost, has been rediscovered in Saint Petersburg

The Hermitage and German colleagues have agreed on the joint study of the Calvatone Victory (or Victoria of Calvatone), an Ancient Roman sculpture that was displaced to Russia and was recently singled out among the general mass of sculptural works for special study and restoration.

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27 December 2016

Opening of the exhibition “A Creative Hand”, marking the jubilee of André Lanskoy’s Book of Genesis”

On 27 December 2016, a fresh display opened in the Cabinet of the Artist’s Book in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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24 December 2016

From Breughel to Fabre. The New Year’s Carnival of the Hermitage Students’ Club

On 24 December2016, the Great White Hall of the General Staff was the setting for the annual New Year’s carnival for members of the Hermitage Students’ Club.

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22 December 2016

Talks in Shanghai

From 17 to 21 December 2016, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, was in Shanghai.

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20 December 2016

New State Hermitage Publications

The State Hermitage Publishing House has brought out the album Masterpieces of European Furniture of the 15th to Early 20th Centuries, devoted to the museum’s collection of Western European furniture.

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19 December 2016

Seasonal Charity Performance “Anya in Wonderland”

On 18 December 2016, for the fourth year running, the seasonal Sochelnik charity event, organized by the State Hermitage, the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 and the PR agency Principe Media, took place in St Petersburg.

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19 December 2016

Awards for Participants and Winners of the “Byzantium – Russia” Competition in Computer Graphics and Animation for Schoolchildren

On 17 December 2016, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for an awards ceremony for participants and winners of the “Byzantium – Russia” competition in computer graphics and animation for children, organized as part of the Cross-Cultural Year of Russia and Greece, and a theatricali

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16 December 2016

Hermitage Days in Kaluga

From 16 to 21 December 2016, the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts is the venue for Hermitage Days that opened with the exhibition “A Painting from the Hermitage. Peter Hess: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets on 12 October 1812”.

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16 December 2016

Conference: “Personality and Creativity. From the History of Decorative and Applied Art in the 18th – Early 20th Centuries”

On 12–14 December the State Hermitage and the Imperial Porcelain Factory were the venues for a scholarly conference on “Personality and Creativity. From the History of Decorative and Applied Art in the 18th – Early 20th Centuries”.

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16 December 2016

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

On 15 December 2016, the annual December meeting with heads of tourist companies that are partners of the State Hermitage took place in the main museum complex.

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14 December 2016

New Year in the Hermitage

On 13 December 2016, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a “New Year in the Hermitage” party for children with health-related disabilities that ushered in a succession of seasonal events.

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13 December 2016

New Publications from the State Hermitage

The State Hermitage Publishing House has brought out a catalogue of the exhibition “From the Dinner-Service Storerooms. Decorating the Russian Imperial Table in the Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries”.

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12 December 2016

Opening of the exhibition “We Draw and Paint in the Hermitage” devoted to St Petersburg in winter. A creative action by the pupils of the School Centre’s Art Studio

On 10 December 2016, the State Hermitage’s School Centre held a creative action for pupils of the Art Studio marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of Etienne Maurice Falconet.

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12 December 2016

Museum Olympus 2016

On 3 December 2016, during the 5th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, the Atrium of the General Staff building of the State Hermitage became the setting for the prize-giving ceremony of the Museum Olympus 2016 competition.

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12 December 2016

International Day of the Friends of the Hermitage. The 20th Anniversary of the Hermitage Friends’ Club

On 8 December 2016, during the Hermitage Days, the traditional annual celebration of the International Day of the Friends of the Hermitage took place. This year the Hermitage Friends’ Club had its 20th anniversary.

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A Word from the Director

    • 30 Nov 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “We have created the Hermitage of the 21st century”

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    • 30 Nov 2017

      The Winter Palace and Hermitage as Witnesses of the Russian Revolution

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    • 24 Nov 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky on the Cultural Forum, on the problems of culture and its defence, and on working with special visitors

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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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    • 21 May 2016

      The State Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2016 Festival

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