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27 May 2016

Agreement signed on the creation of a design project for the way-finding system in the General Staff of the State Hermitage (the Rossi Wing)

On 27 May 2016, a trilateral agreement was signed in the State Hermitage on the creation of a design project for a way-finding system to assist visitors to the General Staff.

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26 May 2016

INVAZIYa: a one-day project by students of the Current Artistic Processes section of the Hermitage’s Youth Centre

On 26 May 2016, for two hours the halls of the Youth Centre in the General Staff were filled with the “attacking” art of performance, video-art and installation.

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26 May 2016

Day of Yemen in the State Hermitage

On 26 May 2015, the State Hermitage held a Day of Yemen, the aim of which was to draw attention to the cultural, historical and artistic heritage of Yemen and to remind the worldwide public of a cultural tragedy – the barbaric destruction of historical monuments in the Middle East.

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26 May 2016

Axsel Motors lease a BMW sedan to the State Hermitage

On 26 May 2016 a contract was signed for the renewal of the State Hermitage’s fleet of vehicles and a formal ceremony was held at which the company Axsel Motors handed over a BMW 7 Series sedan to the museum on lease.

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25 May 2016

Seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”

On 25 May 2016, the latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline” took place in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage.

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25 May 2016

Opening of the exhibition “Two Amenemhats. Marking the 160th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Golenishchev”

On 25 May 2016, the State Hermitage opened the exhibition “Two Amenemhats. Marking the 160th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Golenishchev” that presents two sculptural portraits of one of the most famous rulers of Ancient Egypt – Amenemhat III – from the collections of the Pushkin Museum of Fin

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25 May 2016

Charity event: “The Hermitage Gathers Friends 2016”

On 25 May 2016, the State Hermitage held its traditional charity event for children with special health needs “The Hermitage Gathers Friends”.

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24 May 2016

Defence of a Doctoral Thesis in Archaeology at the Hermitage

On 24 May 2016, for the first time, the defence of a dissertation for a doctorate in archaeology from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne took place in the State Hermitage.

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24 May 2016

Briefing by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky and launch of the book For Museums There Are No Taboos

On 24 May 2016, two events took place in the General Staff: a briefing by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, covering questions of the economics and politics of the museum and its plans, and the launch of Mikhail Borisovich’s book "For Museums There Are No Taboos

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23 May 2016

The Hermitage at the Thessaloniki Book Fair

The State Hermitage took part in the 13th Thessaloniki International Book Fair, held on 12–15 May 2016, as part of the Year of Greece and Russia.

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23 May 2016

Day of the Hermitage Cat 2016

On 21 May 2016, the museum held its traditional Day of the Hermitage Cat celebration.

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22 May 2016

“Palmyra; breathing in life!” – a State Hermitage project as part of the Night of Museums

On 21 May 2016, the State Hermitage took part in the annual Night of Museums event. At the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre, a special interactive programme was presented entitled “Palmyra; breathing in life!” and devoted to the cultural legacy of Palmyra.

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22 May 2016

The State Hermitage Informs

Attempts to get onto the roofs of the Winter Palace and the General Staff building of the State Hermitage, especially in the summer months, remain as before very popular among the “roof climber” community.

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18 May 2016

Opening of the St Petersburg International Legal Forum

On 18 May 2016, the 6th St Petersburg International Legal Forum began working in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage. This year, the forum has 3,500 participants from 83 countries.

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18 May 2016

International Vexillological Symposium IN HOC SIGNO VINCES in Stockholm

On 16–18 May, Stockholm was the venue for the latest international vexillological symposium IN HOC SIGNO VINCES with researchers from twelve countries participating.

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18 May 2016

International Museum Day in the Hermitage Honouring Veteran Museum Workers

International Museum Day has been celebrated around the world since 1977, when the 9th General Conference of the International Council of Museums, held in Moscow and Leningrad, adopted a resolution at the suggestion of the Soviet delegation on the establishment of an annual professional day of celeb

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15 May 2016

General Meeting of the Union of Museums of Russia at the Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve

On 14 May 2016, the Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve in Moscow hosted a General Meeting of the Union of Museums of Russia.

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6 May 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky visits Palmyra

On 5 May 2016 a delegation of cultural and scientific figures from Russia and a group of ambassadors to UNESCO representing that organization’s Cultural Heritage Committee visited Palmyra. Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, was among the participants.

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6 May 2016

Opening of the exhibition “The Unpainted Picture. Vladimir Sterligov. Restoration of the Hermitage 1946–1948”

On 6 May 2016, the exhibition “The Unpainted Picture. Vladimir Sterligov. Restoration of the Hermitage 1946–1948” began functioning in the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre.

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5 May 2016

Consecration of the School Centre Premises

On 5 May 2016, the rooms of the State Hermitage’s School Centre that were restored in late 2015 were consecrated.

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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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