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21 January 2016

Meeting With The Creators Of The Educational Programme “Ceramic Impressions” From Faenza In The Youth Centre

On 21 January the Youth Centre hosted a meeting with the group from the celebrated Italian ceramics centre of Faenza that created the educational programme “Ceramic Impressions”.

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21 January 2016

Lukonin Readings 2016

On 20 and 21 January 2016, the State Hermitage held the latest Lukonin Readings – an annual conference dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Grigoryevich Lukonin (1932–1984), an outstanding Russian scholar, specialist on the art of ancient Iran and head of the Hermitage’s Department of the East.

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21 January 2016

Georgy Vilinbakhov Elected to Chair the Board of the St Petersburg English Assembly

The St Petersburg English Assembly (English Club), one of the oldest public organizations in the country, was founded in March 1770, ceased to function in 1918, after the revolution, and was revived in the spring of 1998.

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19 January 2016

Round Table: “Sensing Space And Time. Museum Programmes For The Blind And Visually Impaired”

On 19 January 2016, the round table “Sensing Space and Time. Museum Programmes for the Blind and Visually Impaired” began work at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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15 January 2016

Ritual Dismantling Of The Mandala Of White Tara In The Hermitage

On 15 January 2016, on the top floor of the Winter Palace, the ritual dismantling of the mandala of White Tara took place, marking the end of the exhibition “Abode of Charity.” Tibetan Buddhist Art.

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14 January 2016

Meeting of the creative Union of Museum Workers of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region. Seeing in the “Old New Year” in the State Hermitage

On 14 January 2016, the State Hermitage hosted the traditional seeing-in of the “Old New Year” (according to the Julian calendar) in the company of members of the creative Union of Museum Workers of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region that is headed by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director

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31 December 2015

Merry Christmas

On 7 January 2016, as is traditional on the first Thursday of the month, entry to the museum for individuals will be by cost-free tickets.

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31 December 2015

2015. Gift Of The Year A Painting By Konstantin Makovsky And A Sculpture By Ettore Ximenes

As is traditional, on the last day of December the Hermitage presented to the public the most interesting gifts received in the past year.

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30 December 2015

Restoration of the Façades in the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace Completed

Between June and December 2015, work was carried out in the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace to restore the façades and repair the utilities.

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30 December 2015

Formal Opening of the Underground Passageway for Staff between the Small and Large Hermitages

On 30 December 2015 the State Hermitage formally opened the underground passageway for staff between the Small and Large (Old) Hermitages.

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29 December 2015

Opening Of The Carl Fabergé Memorial Rooms

29 December 2015 saw the opening of the Carl Fabergé Memorial Rooms – a new permanent display in the General Staff Building.

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29 December 2015

New Permanent Displays: The Cabinet of the Artist’s Book and French Pastels of the 19th and 20th Centuries

On 29 December 2015, in the run-up to the New Year, new permanent exhibitions opened in the General Staff: The Cabinet of the Artist’s Book and French Pastels of the 19th and 20th Centuries, which form a new section of the permanent display devoted to the graphic art of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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26 December 2015

The Hermitage Youth Centre’s Kitsch Party

On 26 December the Hermitage’s Youth Centre held a pre-New Year’s kitsch party. The students were entertained with amusing competitions and jolly music of a sort not usually heard in the General Staff.

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26 December 2015

Opening of the exhibition “We Draw and Paint in the Hermitage”

On 26 December 2015, the annual exhibition "We Draw and Paint in the Hermitage", presenting works by pupils of the museum’s School Centre’s Art Studio, opened in the State Hermitage.

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25 December 2015

The Hermitage Preserves Traditions

Following an established custom, on 25 December 2015, the anniversary of the publication in 1812 of the manifesto “On the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”, the traditional service of thanksgiving was held in the Church of the Saviour of the Vernicle, the Great Church of the Winter

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25 December 2015

Opening Of The Exhibition “Once Upon A Time In A Kingdom…” In The Christmas Present Series

On 25 December 2015, as the New Year and Orthodox Christmas holidays approach, the exhibition “Once upon a time in a kingdom…” opened in the State Hermitage as the latest in the Christmas Present series.

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25 December 2015

"Japanese Painting and Music" in the cycle "Concert Evenings in the Concert Hall of the Winter Palace. Art and Music. West and East"

The Concert Hall of the Winter Palace was the venue for the concert evening Japanese Painting and Music in the cycle Concert Evenings in the Concert Hall of the Winter Palace. Art and Music. West and East.

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24 December 2015

Restoration, Museification and Preparation of Copies of the Alloy Sculpture on the Western Façade of the New Hermitage Building

On 24 December 2015, the last sculptures were installed on the façade of the New Hermitage building.

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23 December 2015

Meeting in the House of Books

On 23 December 2015, in St Petersburg’s celebrated House of Books, readers had the opportunity to meet Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, Yelena Yakovleva, a journalist on the Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper, and Roman Kosygin, Executive Director of the Molodaya Gvardiya publi

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22 December 2015

Members of the State Hermitage Staff Honoured

By decree of the President of the Russian Federation №649 of 22 December 2015, for services in the development of the country’s culture and art and long years of productive work, the medal For Services to the Country 2nd class has been awarded to:

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A Word from the Director

    • 8 Nov 2018

      An Examination for the City. Piotrovsky on Bureaucracy and the Treasures of the Crimea

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    • 31 Oct 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Compassion Defuses Hysteria

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    • 12 Oct 2018

      A Gathering of Hundreds of Faces

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 3 Aug 2018

      The Hermitage at the VK Fest 2018

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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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