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7 December 2014

Solemn Receptions Dedicated to the 250-Year Anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum

On 7 December 2014, St. Catherine’s Day, when the State Hermitage Museum traditionally celebrates its birthday, solemn receptions were held at the Winter Palace and at the General Staff Building.

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7 December 2014

Opening of permanent exhibitions at General Staff Building

On 7 December 2014, the Day of St. Catherine, when the State Hermitage Museum celebrated its 250th anniversary, a gala ceremony for the opening of permanent exhibitions at General Staff Building was held.

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7 December 2014

Flowers Laid at the Tomb of Catherine II

The birthday of the State Hermitage Museum is traditionally celebrated on St. Catherine’s Day (7 December).

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6 December 2014

Installation of the “Double-Headed Eagle” Decorative Finishing on the Telegraph Tower of the Winter Palace

On 6 December 2014, the sculpture of the Double-Headed Eagle left the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace and was installed on the Telegraph Tower on the corner between the two facades facing the Neva River and the Admiralty.

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6 December 2014

Francis Bacon and the Legacy of the Past

As part of the celebration of the 250-year anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum, the “Francis Bacon and the Legacy of the Past” exhibition is presented in the General Staff building starting 7 December 2014.

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6 December 2014

3D “HISTORY BALL”

On 6 December 2014, a unique 3D show, devoted to the 250-year history of the State Hermitage Museum and its masterpieces was arranged at Palace Square.

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5 December 2014

The History of the Hermitage Reflected in its Showcases

On 5 December 2014, the exhibition “The Hermitage Reflected in its Showcases” opened in the halls of the former Imperial Manege, introducing showcases as exhibits for the first time in the museum practice.

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5 December 2014

Sakkos of Metropolitan Alexius. 14th C. From the Collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums

From December 5 to 9, 2014, the State Hermitage Museum jointly with the Moscow Kremlin Museums presents an exhibition dedicated to the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, “Sakkos of Metropolitan Alexius. 14th C. From the Collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums. To Mark the End of Restorati

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5 December 2014

Round Table Discussion “The Role of Museums in the Study and Preservation of the Russian Cultural Heritage”

On 5 December 2014 a round table discussion “The Role of Museums in the Study and Preservation of the Russian Cultural Heritage” within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was held in the State Hermitage Museum.

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5 December 2014

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation on Awarding Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum

On 5 December 2014, Decree of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin # 756 “On Conferring State Awards of the Russian Federation” was signed awarding Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, with the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

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5 December 2014

An Event for Corporate Friends of the Hermitage

On 5 December 2014, an event for Corporate Friends of the Hermitage dedicated to the presentation of the project “Creation of the Rooms Dedicated to Carl Fabergé” was held at the General Staff Building as part of the celebration of the Days of the Hermitage.

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5 December 2014

A Masterpiece from the British Museum

On 5 December 2014, the exhibition “A Masterpiece from the British Museum” opened in the Roman Yard of the New Hermitage.

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3 December 2014

The Hermitage Has Entered the List of Top-5 Geotagged Museums in the World

On 3 December 2014, Instagram, a popular social network, published its ranking of the most frequently used museum hashtags and geotags.

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3 December 2014

Official Ceremony Dedicated to the Awarding of Grants to the Employees of the State Hermitage Museum by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation

During the Days of the Hermitage, on 3 December, an official ceremony of presenting projects made to the employees of the State Hermitage Museum that have received grants from the Vladimir Potanin Foundation was held at the Hermitage Theatre.

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2 December 2014

“The Hermitage Gathers Friends Together”

On 2 December 2014, the State Hermitage Museum hosted an event for children with disabilities.

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2 December 2014

Opening of the exhibitions «Gifts from East and West to the Imperial Court over 300 Years»

On 2 December 2014, the “Gifts from East and West to the Imperial Court over 300 Years” exhibition opened in the East Wing of the General Staff building.

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2 December 2014

Gifts from America: 1948–2013. Modern and contemporary applied arts from the Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA)

The exhibition “The Collection of Contemporary Applied Art, 1948–2013: a Gift from the Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA)” was opened on December 2, 2014 in the Eastern Wing of the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum.

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2 December 2014

Book-Giving Ceremony from the Rare Book from Saint Petersburg Publishing House

On 2 December 2014, the Publishing House Rare Book from Saint Petersburg congratulated the State Hermitage Museum on its 250-year anniversary.

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1 December 2014

“My Hermitage” by Mikhail Piotrovsky was released

In 2014, “My Hermitage”, a book written by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, was published.

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1 December 2014

Re-creation of the “Double-Headed Eagle” Decorative Finishing on the Telegraph Tower of the Winter Palace

The completed project of reconstruction of the bronze sculpture “Double-Headed Eagle” on the Telegraph Tower of the Winter Palace was presented on 1 December 2014, within the framework of the Days of the Hermitage dedicated to the anniversary of the museum.

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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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