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26 December 2017

Publication of Russia’s first museum comic book: “A Journey around the Hermitage. The Queen of Tulips”

St Petersburg-based publishing house ARCA has brought out Russia’s first museum comic book: A Journey around the Hermitage. The Queen of Tulips. The story about how Tasya and Vanya meet by chance in the Rembrandt Hall of the Hermitage was thought up and drawn by Varvara Pomidor and Darya Agapova.

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25 December 2017

Ceremony commemorating “the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”

On 25 December 2017 the Field Marshals’ Hall of the Winter Palace was the setting for the traditional ceremony marking the anniversary of “the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”.

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25 December 2017

Awards ceremony for the 17th Children’s Computer Graphics and Animation Competition “The Hermitage at a Crucial Moment”

On 23 December 2017, an awards ceremony was held for the participants and winners of the traditional children’s computer graphics and animation competition, devoted this time to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution under the title “The Hermitage at a Crucial Moment”.

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25 December 2017

A New State Hermitage Publication

In 2017 the State Hermitage Publishing House brought out Liudmila Lvovna Kagane’s book Ernest Karlovich Liphart on Spain and Spanish Painting (in Russian).

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22 December 2017

Mikhail Piotrovsky participated in a session of the Council on Culture and Art

On 21 December 2017, a session of the Presidential Council on Culture and Art took place in the Kremlin chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin in which Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, participated.

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21 December 2017

The State Hermitage informs

From 27 December 2017, the famous Peacock Clock (in the Pavilion Hall of the Small Hermitage) will be wound every Wednesday at 8 pm.

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20 December 2017

“The Fairy-Tale Hermitage” An evening devoted to the Year of Ballet

On 18 December 2017, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for an evening devoted to the forthcoming Year of Ballet and the results of the nationwide competition for the best New Year tree decoration organized by the State Hermitage and the company Ayra.

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20 December 2017

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

On 14 December 2017, the annual December meeting with heads of tourist companies that are partners of the State Hermitage took place in the museum.

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15 December 2017

Presentation in the Hermitage of the results of three years of collaboration with the company TGK-1

On 14 December 2017, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for the presentation of the results of the three years of collaboration between the museum and the public joint-stock company TGK-1.

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15 December 2017

Opening of the exhibition-event “New Vision. Transforming through Ages”

On 15 December 2017, the exhibition-event “New Vision. Transforming through Ages” opened in the Forum of the General Staff building. Devoted to the results of an international photographic competition conducted by the State Hermitage and the St Isaac’s Cathedral State Museum, it presents the 31 best

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13 December 2017

Opening of the new permanent display “The Museum of the Russian Guards”

On 12 and 13 December 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days, there were events devoted to the opening of a new permanent display entitled “The Museum of the Russian Guards” in the halls of the General Staff building.

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13 December 2017

Award from the newspaper Delovoi Peterburg

Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, has become a recipient of one of the Top 100 awards 2017 in the category of “Museum Person of the Year”.

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12 December 2017

The Hermitage hosted the Saint Petersburg Influence Ratings ceremony

On 11 December 2017, during the Hermitage Days, the General Staff building was the setting for the Saint Petersburg Influence Ratings ceremony, a joint event organized by the State Hermitage, the newspaper Fontanka.ru and the magazine Gorod 812.

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11 December 2017

Evening marking the 30th anniversary of the Presentation of the Nobel Prize to Joseph Brodsky

On 10 December 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days, an anniversary event was held in the Hermitage Theatre devoted to Joseph Brodsky, the latest Russian-born writer to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the only one for whom St Petersburg was his native city.

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9 December 2017

Saint George’s Day

On 9 December 2016, the St George Hall (Large Throne Room) of the Winter Palace was the setting for the ceremony marking Orthodox St George’s Day.

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9 December 2017

Presentation of the New Issue of the Hermitage Magazine

On 9 December 2017, at the exhibition “The Winter Palace and the Hermitage. 1917. History was made here” in the Nicholas Hall, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, and Svetlana Datsenko, the editor of the Hermitage magazine presented its new issue, which has been brought out

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9 December 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The Lute-Player. Marking the end of the restoration”

On 9 December 2017, the exhibition Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The Lute-Player. Marking the end of the restoration was opened in the Apollo Hall of the Winter Palace.

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9 December 2017

International Hermitage Friends’ Day

On 8 December 2017, the Museum welcomed all Hermitage Friends from around the world to the Restoration and Open Storage Centre Hermitage Staraya Derevnya for the traditional annual event – celebration of the International Hermitage Friends’ Day.

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9 December 2017

Inauguration of the new open-storage facility – Showcases and the Look of the Museum

The presentation of the new open-storage facility Showcases and the Look of the Museum was one of the main events of the Hermitage Days. The formal inauguration ceremony took place on 8 December 2017 at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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8 December 2017

Opening of the Permanent Display of Ancient Glyptics

On 7 December 2017, during the Hermitage Days, on the Russian Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, the refurbished permanent display “Ancient Glyptics. Engraved Gems of Ancient Greece and Rome. 15th century BC – 5th century AD” was inaugurated in the New Hermitage after the completion of restorati

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A Word from the Director

    • 13 Feb 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: My father dreamt of being a night watchman in the museum and envied the cranes flying to Egypt

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    • 31 Jan 2018

      Breathing Life into Sites of Memory

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    • 30 Dec 2017

      “Culture is a privilege”: a big interview with Mikhail Piotrovsky

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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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