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26 September 2017

The Hermitage Rated Fifth in TripAdvisor’s List of the World’s Best Museums

TripAdvisor, one of the world’s leading websites for travel matters, has published its annual Travelers’ Choice ratings, based on the scores given by visitors to the site. The Hermitage came fifth in the list of the world’s best museums.

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15 September 2017

Pinpoint exhibition “The Evacuation of Palace and Museum Treasures in Autumn 1917”

On 15 September 2017, the pinpoint exhibition “The Evacuation of Palace and Museum Treasures in Autumn 1917” began functioning on the landing of the Main (Terebenev) Staircase of the New Hermitage.

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13 September 2017

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

On 12–14 September 2017, 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 basics of the restoration of fabrics.

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12 September 2017

Public Dialogue between Mikhail Piotrovsky and Hartwig Fischer

On 11 September 2017, on the eve of the opening of the exhibition “Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia”, the British Museum in London was the setting for a public dialogue between Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, and Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum, on “the rol

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8 September 2017

Negotiations between the State Hermitage and the Al Thani Collection

On 7 September 2017, in the course of negotiations held on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition “Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas” at the Palace of the Doges in Venice between Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, and Sheikh Hamad al Thani of Qatar, an agreement was

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6 September 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Shinichi Sawada: Images from the Depths of the Mind” from the collection of the Outsider Art Museum

On 6 September 2017, the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for the formal opening of an exhibition of one of the most striking representatives of “art brut” or “outsider art” – Shinichi Sawada.

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5 September 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Georg Friedrich Schmidt (1712-1775). The Royal Engraver”

On 5 September 2017 the exhibition “Georg Friedrich Schmidt (1712-1775). The Royal Engraver” devoted to the work of one of the 18th century’s most significant artist-engravers opened in the Twelve-Column Hall of the New Hermitage.

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4 September 2017

The Hermitage School of Restoration in the Crimea

On 29 August 2017, a seminar and practical workshop on “Making Good Losses and Tinting Mastic Restorations on Objects of Decorative and Applied Art” began working at the Tauric Chersonese State Museum Preserve.

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4 September 2017

23rd Session of the State Hermitage’s International Advisory Board

On 1 and 2 September 2017, the 23rd session of the International Advisory Board, created in 1994 on the initiative of UNESCO, took place in the State Hermitage.

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24 August 2017

Examination of an Ancient Egyptian Mummy from the Collection of the State Hermitage

On 21 August 2017, an examination of an Ancient Egyptian mummy from the collection of the State Hermitage’s Department of the East was conducted at Clinical Hospital №122 named after L.G. Sokolov.

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15 August 2017

Best Wishes for Archaeologist’s Day!

Archaeologist’s Day is celebrated on 15 August in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

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11 August 2017

The Gold Eagles Have Returned to the Winter Palace Gates

In August 2017, the double-headed eagles returned to their historical place on the main gates of the Winter Palace following restoration.

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1 August 2017

Open Library Dialogues in the State Hermitage

On 29 July 2017, the Lecture Hall of the State Hermitage’s General Staff building was the venue for the latest Open Library Dialogues.

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28 July 2017

Opening of the exhibitions “The Hermitage Encyclopaedia of Textiles. History”, and “The Hermitage Encyclopaedia of Textiles. Conservation”

On 28 July 2017, two exhibitions opened in the state rooms of the Winter Palace, one devoted to the history of fabrics, the other to their restoration.

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28 July 2017

Meeting of the Presidium of the Union of Museums of Russia in Kostroma

On 21 July 2017, the Kostroma State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Preserve was the venue for an external meeting of the Presidium of the Union of Museums of Russia, in which some 100 heads of leading museums participated, chaired by the President of the UMR, General Director of the State H

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26 July 2017

Press Conference at the TASS news agency

On 26 July 2017, a press conference was held in the TASS news agency devoted to the opening in the State Hermitage of exhibitions on the history and restoration of textiles.

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18 July 2017

Traditional “Farewell to the White Nights” meeting with journalists of the Hermitage pool

On 17 July 2017, the traditional “Farewell to the White Nights” meeting with journalists of the Hermitage pool took place. This year the theme of the encounter was Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky’s 25th anniversary in the post of Hermitage Director.

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18 July 2017

Exhibition of the Morozov Collection in Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton. Autumn 2020

The Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, France), the State Hermitage, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the State Tretyakov Gallery have announced today a forthcoming exhibition of masterpieces of early 20th-century Russian and French art from the collection of the outstanding Moscow philanthrop

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12 July 2017

The Henkin Brothers exhibition makes it into Bloomberg’s Top 10

The international agency Bloomberg has included the Hermitage exhibition “The Henkin Brothers: A Discovery. People of the 1920s-30s. Berlin and Leningrad” in its Top 10 exhibitions running in art museums worldwide this summer.

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6 July 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Vladimir Kanevsky. Porcelain Flowers”

The exhibition entitled “Vladimir Kanevsky. Porcelain Flowers” began running in the State Hermitage from 6 July 2017.

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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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