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7 July 2016

Agreement Signed on Holding an Exhibition of Old Masters from the Hermitage Collection in Japanese Museums

On 7 July 2016, in the Council Hall, a bilateral agreement was signed between the State Hermitage and the NTV Nippon Television Network Corporation of Japan on the terms for the organization and holding of an exhibition with the working title “Old Masters” from the collection of the Hermitage.

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4 July 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky Awarded the Order of Friendship

On 4 July 2016, a Decree of the President of the Russian Federation was issued on The Award of State Honours of the Russian Federation.

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30 June 2016

Signing of an Agreement between the Hermitage and the Republic of Khakassia

On 30 June 2016, an agreement on cultural collaboration was concluded between the State Hermitage and the Republic of Khakassia.

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28 June 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky Honoured by the Guild of Master Armourers

On 28 June 2016, in the Knights’ Hall of the New Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, was presented with a decoration from the Guild of Master Armourers.

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28 June 2016

10th Annual Charity Gala Reception in the Winter Palace

On 24 June 2016, the 10th annual Charity Gala Reception took place in the Winter Palace. The event is organized to collect donations to the Specialized Fund for the management of special-purpose capital for the development of the State Hermitage Museum.

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27 June 2016

The Knight Jan Fabre’s Journey through the Hermitage Halls

On 27 June 2016, a day when the museum was closed to the public, the prominent Belgian artist Jan Fabre went around the empty halls of the Hermitage wearing knightly armour.

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25 June 2016

Byzantium through the Centuries

On 24 June 2016, as part of the Year of Greece in Russia and Russia in Greece 2016, the exhibition Byzantium through the Centuries opened in the State Hermitage as one of the main events of this cross-cultural year.

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23 June 2016

“Petersburg Civil Servant” Awards Ceremony at the Menshikov Palace

On 23 June 2016, the Hermitage’s Menshikov Palace was the venue for the award ceremony of the annual “Petersburg Civil Servant” open competition that provides citizens with the opportunity to select and assess to professional activities of state and municipal employees.

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23 June 2016

The Return of the Prodigal Son is a symbol of the Vatican’s Jubilee of Mercy

A chosen symbol for the Vatican’s Jubilee of Mercy is Rembrandt’s Return of the Prodigal Son in the State Hermitage. Reproductions of the great Dutch artist’s painting can now be seen in all the churches in Italy.

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21 June 2016

Opening of the Exhibition “Erté: an Art Deco Genius. Return to St Petersburg”

On 21 June 2016, the exhibition “Erté: an Art Deco Genius. Return to St Petersburg” opened in the Twelve-Column Hall of the New Hermitage. It has been organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Grosvenor Gallery, London and with the support of the Martin Lawrence Gallery, New York.

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17 June 2016

“Let’s preserve our cultural heritage” programme in Ulan-Ude 2016

On 15–17 June 2016, the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia in Ulan-Ude hosted a press conference, a master class and a round table, all devoted to the restoration and conservation of Buddhist painting (tangka).

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17 June 2016

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Visits the State Hermitage

On 17 June 2016, Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, visited the State Hermitage.

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17 June 2016

Opening of the Exhibition “Style. Image. Harmony. Modern Russian Armourers

On 17 June 2016, the exhibition Style. Image. Harmony. Modern Russian Armourers opened in the Winter Palace. It has been organized by the State Hermitage and the Guild of Master Armourers creative union with the participation of the investment company Veles Capital and the studio-workshop Mezhov.

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17 June 2016

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Visits the State Hermitage

On 17 June 2016, Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy, visited the State Hermitage.

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16 June 2016

Opening of the exhibition “The Attraction of Non-Objectivity. On the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Wassily Kandinsky”

On 16 June 2016, the exhibition “The Attraction of Non-Objectivity”, devoted to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Russian avant-garde artist Wassily Kandinsky opened in the General Staff building.

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15 June 2016

The Intellectual Marathon “Realisms” in the State Hermitage. Postscript

On the night of 10 June 2016, the State Hermitage hosted the Intellectual Marathon “Realisms” organized by the Department of Contemporary Art and the Hermitage’s Youth Centre as part of the Hermitage 20/21 project and the exhibition and educational project Realisms with the support of the Russian Ac

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10 June 2016

Presentation of a Portrait of Mikhail Piotrovsky in the British Consulate

On 10 June 2016, the Consulate General of the United Kingdom in St Petersburg was the setting for the formal presentation of a portrait of Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, painted by Alexander Talbot Rice, one of the best-known contemporary British portraitists

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9 June 2016

Collaboration Agreement Signed between the State Hermitage and the Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University

On 9 May 2016, a formal signing ceremony was held to conclude an agreement between the State Hermitage and Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University.

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8 June 2016

Handover of a Collection of Icons to the State Hermitage

On 8 June 2016 the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for the signing of a trilateral deed of transfer, giving the museum possession of a collection of icons that came from the FSB on the instructions of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

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7 June 2016

The Cranach Family: between Renaissance and Mannerism

On 7 June 2016 an exhibition devoted to Lucas Cranach the Elder and his dynasty opens in the Winter Palace.

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A Word from the Director

    • 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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    • 1 Oct 2017

      Interview given by the General Director of the State Hermitage to the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta

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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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