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17 March 2017

Formal Closure of the Temporary Exhibition “From the Dinner-Service Storerooms”

On 17 March 2017, the formal closure of the temporary exhibition “From the Dinner-Service Storerooms. Decorating the Russian Imperial Table in the Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries” took place in the State Hermitage.

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15 March 2017

Report-and-Election Conference of the Creative Union of Museum Workers of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region

On 15 March, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for a report-and-election conference of the Creative Union of Museum Workers of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region attended by 62 delegates from 37 museums.

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14 March 2017

Performance Duel

On 14 March 2017, as part of the educational programme connected with the exhibition “Jan Fabre. Knight of Despair – Warrior of Beauty”, the Youth Centre of the State Hermitage became the venue for a piece of performance art entitled “Duel”, with the artists and musicians Marina Koldobskaya, Vladimi

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15 February 2017

Press Tour around the Exchange Building

On 15 February 2017, a press tour took place devoted to the work to preserve the Exchange Building and adapt it for modern use.

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11 February 2017

Visit to the Hermitage by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor

On 11 February 2017, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, visited the State Hermitage.

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11 February 2017

Signing of a Memorandum of Intent between the State Hermitage and the National Gallery of Slovenia

On 11 February 2017, in the Council Hall, a Memorandum of Intent was signed between the State Hermitage and the National Gallery of Slovenia.

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8 February 2017

Meeting of the Academic Council

On 8 February, a meeting of the Academic Council of the Hermitage took place that considered whether to support putting forward the project “Creation of the technology for security-identification marking of cultural valuables in the museum fund of the Russian Federation” for the Russian Government’s

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6 February 2017

Opening of the exhibition “1917. Romanovs & Revolution. The End of Monarchy” at the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre

On 3 February 2017, the exhibition “1917. Romanovs & Revolution. The End of Monarchy” formally opened at the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre.

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3 February 2017

Book Launch for the Catalogue of the Exhibition “Jan Fabre: Knight of Despair – Warrior of Beauty”

On 3 February 2017, the General Staff building of the State Hermitage was the venue for the book launch of the catalogue of the exhibition by the contemporary Flemish artist, “Jan Fabre: Knight of Despair – Warrior of Beauty”, which opened in October 2016.

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2 February 2017

Collaboration Agreement signed between the State Hermitage and the Italian Commune of Treviso

On 2 February 2017, a collaboration agreement between the State Hermitage and the Commune of Treviso in Italy was concluded in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage.

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31 January 2017

Collaboration Agreement Signed between the State Hermitage and Reggia di Caserta, Italy

On 31 January 2017, the Council Hall was the setting for the signing of a collaboration agreement between the State Hermitage and Reggia di Caserta, Italy.

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30 January 2017

Celebration of the Anniversary of the Complete Lifting of the Siege of Leningrad

On 27 January 2017, the State Hermitage held events marking the anniversary of the complete lifting of the Siege of Leningrad. A festive concert took place in the Hermitage Theatre, featuring songs and poetry from the war years.

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27 January 2017

The St Petersburg eparchy is open to a dialogue with the museum community about Saint Isaac’s Cathedral

The Saint Petersburg eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church is open to a dialogue with the museum community on any matters, including Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. That position was expressed to TASS by Natalya Rodomanova, head of the communications sector of the Saint Petersburg Metropolitanate, comment

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27 January 2017

The State Hermitage again holds the Lukonin Readings

On 25 and 26 January 2017, the State Hermitage held the latest Lukonin Readings – an annual conference dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Grigoryevich Lukonin (1932–1984), an outstanding Russian specialist on the art of ancient Iran and head of the Hermitage’s Department of the East.

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26 January 2017

Patriarch Kirill on the Question of the Transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is ready for a dialogue on the question of the transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church, the Patriarch’s press secretary, Father Alexander Volkov, announced.

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26 January 2017

The Union of Museums of Russia on the situation at the Tauric Chersonese State Historical and Archaeological Museum Preserve

The Union of Museums of Russia notes the explanation that the request for the handover of the former monastery buildings that are part of the Chersonese Preserve envisages the creation of new exhibition facilities and does not propose immediate action to confiscate property.

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26 January 2017

The Hermitage Conducts Research on Mummies

The subjects of the research were two mummies from the 3rd century BC found in the 5th Pazyryk kurgan in the Altai mountains when it was excavated by Sergei Rudenko in 1949.

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26 January 2017

Opening of the First Hermitage Shop outside the Museum

On 26 January 2017, the official opening of the first Hermitage shop outside the museum itself took place.

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25 January 2017

A Delegation of the Staff from the State Hermitage Visited Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery

On 25 January 2017, a delegation of staff from the State Hermitage visited Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery and laid wreathes and flowers by the memorial plaque honouring Hermitage workers who died on the fronts in the Great Patriotic War (1941–45) and in besieged Leningrad.

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16 January 2017

Traditional Celebration of the Old New Year for the Creative Union of Museum Workers

On 13 January 2017 (the eve of the New Year by the old, Julian calendar) the Pavlovsk State Museum Preserve was the venue for the traditional celebration of the Old New Year for the Creative Union of Museum Workers of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region.

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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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