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27 June 2017

Dear Hermitage Friends

The meeting of the Hermitage Friends’ Club scheduled for the 23rd of June, which was canceled due to the change of date for the ‘Scarlet Sails’ city festival on the Palace Square for the same day, and strictly limited access to the territories around the museum, will take place on Tuesday, June 27th

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23 June 2017

Achilles the Cat’s Prediction for Cameroon v. Australia

On 22 June 2017, in the Pergamon Hall of the Small Hermitage, Achilles the cat predicted the outcome of the match between the national sides from Cameroon and Australia.

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22 June 2017

Opening of the exhibition ““The Two Ministries and the Revolution”

On 22 June 2017, the pinpoint exhibition “The Two Ministries and the Revolution” opened in the Forum of the General Staff building as part of the large-scale “Storming of the Winter Palace” project.

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19 June 2017

The restored painting of The Conversion of Saul by Veronese returns to display

After completion of its restoration, The Conversion of Saul, a work by Paolo Veronese (1522–1588), one of the foremost Venetian painters of the second half of the 16th century, has returned to its place in the Small Italian Skylight Hall of the New Hermitage.

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16 June 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens”

On 15 June 2017 a press conference was held in the Small Hermitage devoted to the opening of the exhibition “Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens. From the Museo Egizio, Turin” that has been organized by the State Hermitage and the Turin museum with the support of Lavazza, Italy.

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15 June 2017

President Vladimir Putin Presents the State Prize to Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage

On 12 June, Russia Day, in the Kremlin, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation, presented the 2016 State Prizes for outstanding achievements in the fields of science and technology, literature and art, and humanitarian activities.

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15 June 2017

Hermitage Cat Achilles Has Become the Oracle of the Confederations Cup

On 15 June 2017, a press conference was held on the occasion of the opening of the press-centre for non-accredited media in St Petersburg.

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14 June 2017

Open Library Dialogues in the State Hermitage

On 13 June 2017, for the fourth time, the Lecture Hall of the State Hermitage’s General Staff building became the venue for Open Library Dialogues.

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14 June 2017

Collaboration Agreement between the State Hermitage and the Italian region of Piedmont

On 14 June 2017, the Council Hall was the setting for the signing of a Collaboration Agreement between the State Hermitage and the Italian region of Piedmont.

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13 June 2017

Graduates of the Sirius Centre in the Hermitage

The Sirius Educational Centre for Gifted Children in conjunction with the State Hermitage has launched an educational and cultural enlightenment project: a cycle of meetings in the Hermitage for graduates of the Centre.

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13 June 2017

25 Years of the Winter Palace of Peter I memorial display

On 10 June 2017, the Winter Palace of Peter I was the venue for a celebratory evening marking the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of the memorial display “The Winter Palace of Peter I”.

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7 June 2017

Mikhail Piotrovsky Awarded the State Prize of Russia

Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, has been awarded the State Prize of Russia for his contribution to the preservation of national and world cultural heritage.

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5 June 2017

The State Hermitage explains

From the moment of its foundation, the Hermitage was a museum that collected and displayed contemporary art. Thanks to this, today the museum’s stocks include acknowledged masterpieces that form an important part of the world’s cultural heritage.

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2 June 2017

Visit to the State Hermitage by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

On 2 June 2017, Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, made a visit to the State Hermitage.

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2 June 2017

Formal Presentation of Gifts to the Museum by a Bolivian Delegation

On 2 June 2017 gifts were formally made to the State Hermitage by a delegation from Bolivia.

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2 June 2017

20th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”

On 31 May 2017, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for a plenary session of the 20th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”.

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1 June 2017

International Seminar on The Art of Restoration

On 30 May 2017, an international seminar “The Art of Restoration” opened in the State Hermitage devoted to research in the field of restoration and matters relating to the use of traditional and modern restoration methods.

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1 June 2017

International Day for Protection of Children in the Hermitage

On 1 June 2017, to mark the International Day for Protection of Children, a charitable event “Classics for Children” was held in the Hermitage Theatre.

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31 May 2017

Latest Session of the Heraldic Seminar

On 17 May 2017, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for the latest session of the Heraldic Seminar, chaired by Georgy Vilinbakhov.

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31 May 2017

International Vexillology Symposium

On 18–20 May 2017, the State Hermitage hosted an International Vexillology Symposium that brought together leading specialists in the study of flags from Sweden, Russia, Poland, Austria, Azerbaijan and Spain, curators of flags from a number of museums, restorers and those who created the present-day

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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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