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14 August 2015

New Exhibit at the Exhibition “XIX - early XX Century Porte-Bouquets”

The exhibition “XIX - early XX Century Porte-Bouquets from the Kenber Collection, France” welcomes a new exhibit: a porte-bouquet dating back to the mid-XIX century. Zinaida A. Brusnitsyna, a St. Petersburg resident, made this gift to the State Hermitage Museum.

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31 July 2015

Bidding Farewell to the White Nights at the Hermitage

On 31 July 2015, the State Hermitage Museum hosted the traditional festive friendly meeting “Farewell to the White Nights”, which has been bringing together the Hermitage pool journalists and the museum employees for many years.

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30 July 2015

Opening of the exhibition: “Masterpieces from the Hermitage: the Legacy of Catherine the Great” in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

The exhibition entitled “Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great” opened in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, on July 30, 2015.

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30 July 2015

New Publications of the State Hermitage

The State Hermitage has published new titles.

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30 July 2015

Hermitage Museum Worries for Chersonesos Fate after Appointment of Archpriest as Director of the Reserve

Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, believes that the appointment of Archpriest Sergey Khalyuta to serve as manager of Chersonesos Taurica National Reserve poses danger for the archaeological site and fears that this appointment will put an end to all museum and research acti

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22 July 2015

Book release: “Artistic Fabrics of Medieval Egypt in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum” by S.B. Pevzner

Book release: “Artistic Fabrics of Medieval Egypt in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum” by S.B. Pevzner (Moscow; Marjani Publishing House)

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21 July 2015

Works of Jacques Lipschitz Gifted to the Hermitage

The State Hermitage Museum has received ten sculptures and thirteen drawings by Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973), a French-American sculptor, a native of Russia, as a gift from the Lipschitz Foundation, USA.

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20 July 2015

The State Hermitage Museum Took Part in the First VKontakte Festival

On 18-19 July 2015, the State Hermitage Museum took part in the first festival organized by VKontakte social network.

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17 July 2015

Publication of the book by Nikolay P. Bauer “Old Russian Monetary Systems from the IX Century to Year 1535”

Publication of the book “Old Russian Monetary Systems from the IX Century to Year 1535” (Moscow, “Russkoe Slovo”, 2014) by Nikolay P. Bauer has become an important event in the numismatic science and the scientific life of the Hermitage.

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17 July 2015

Opening of the Exhibition "A Vessel of Eternal Joy": Japanese Miniature Teapots for Sentya Tea from the Hermitage Collection"

The exhibition “A Vessel of Eternal Joy: Japanese Miniature Teapots for Sencha Tea from the Hermitage Collection” opened on 17 July 2015 in the Blackamoor Hall and the Rotunda of the Winter Palace.

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17 July 2015

Masterpieces of Painting” Tour for the Mobile App “Audio-Guide to the Hermitage”

On 17 June 2015, a new tour for the mobile app “Audio Guide to the Hermitage” was launched.

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17 July 2015

Hermitage at Vkontakte Festival

On July 18-19, 2015 the State Hermitage will participate in the First Vkontakte Festival, which will be held in the Tercentennial Park of St. Petersburg.

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15 July 2015

State Hermitage Informs

Starting on September 1, 2015 the State Hermitage Museum will introduce another extended working hours day.

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10 July 2015

Opening of the exhibition "Cosmos in a Teabowl. Raku Ceramics from Japanese Collections"

Since 10 July 2015, the Manege of the Small Hermitage hosts “Cosmos in a Teabowl. Raku Ceramics from Japanese Collections,” the exhibition organized by the State Hermitage Museum, the Raku Museum and the Japan Foundation in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in Russia, the Consulate General of Ja

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27 June 2015

Presentation of the New Joint Project of the State Hermitage Museum and Montblanc

On 27 June 2015, the State Hermitage Museum presented in the Council Chamber its new joint project with Montblanc for the restoration of cabinet clocks with organs.

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26 June 2015

X Gala Charity Banquet at the Winter Palace

On 26 June 2015, the State Hermitage Museum hosted the X Gala Charity Banquet. Donations were sent to the Russian Special Endowment Fund for the State Hermitage Museum.

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22 June 2015

Meeting the Photo Artist Candida Höfer as Part of the Educational Programme of the Hermitage Youth Centre for the Exhibition “Candida Höfer. Memory”

Two days prior to the official opening of the exhibition “Candida Höfer. Memory” (Monday, 22 June), the first of the events within the educational programme of the Youth Centre was held in the General Staff Building: young citizens of St. Petersburg met with the photo artist Candida Höfer and the re

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19 June 2015

An Agreement on Establishment of the Hermitage-Vladivostok Centre Signed

On 19 June 2015, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, and Vladimir Miklushevsky, Governor of the Primorye Territory, signed in the Council Chamber of the State Hermitage Museum an Agreement of intent to establish a Hermitage-Vladivostok Centre.

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15 June 2015

The State Hermitage Museum Took Part in the International Festival of Museums “Intermuseum 2015”

On 11-15 June 2015, the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege” (Moscow) hosted the VII International Festival of Museums “Intermuseum-2015” attended by over two hundred private and public museums from Russia and abroad.

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15 June 2015

Mikhail Piotrovsky Held a Meeting with the Delegation of the Canadian Friends of the Hermitage

On 15 June 2015, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, met with the delegation of the Canadian Friends of the Hermitage.

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A Word from the Director

    • 30 Nov 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “We have created the Hermitage of the 21st century”

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    • 30 Nov 2017

      The Winter Palace and Hermitage as Witnesses of the Russian Revolution

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    • 24 Nov 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky on the Cultural Forum, on the problems of culture and its defence, and on working with special visitors

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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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    • 21 May 2016

      The State Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2016 Festival

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