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17 July 2019

Shell becomes the general sponsor of the Year of Rembrandt in the Hermitage

On 17 July 2019, in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage, and Cederic Cramers, Country Chair for Shell in Russia, signed a partnership agreement within the framework of the Year of Rembrandt.

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15 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Extended opening hours for the exhibition “The Morozov Brothers. Great Russian Collectors”

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11 July 2019

Alexander Beglov’s Business Meeting with Heads of St Petersburg Museums

On 10 July 2019, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a business meeting of the heads of St Petersburg’s museums devoted to the preservation and strengthening of the museum sphere in the city and discussion of a common strategy for the development of St Petersburg’s museums in

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9 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 10 July 2019, Shuvalov Passage (connecting Millionnaya Street to Palace Embankment) will be closed to the public.

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8 July 2019

Vladimir Putin’s Official Visit to Italy Mikhail Piotrovsky at the Meeting of the Russian-Italian Forum-Dialogue

On 4 and 5 July 2019, Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, made an official visit to Italy.

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7 July 2019

Inauguration of the Hermitage in the London Mall project

On 5 July 2019, in the London Mall shopping and entertainment complex (FORTGROUP company) the formal inauguration of the Hermitage in the London Mall project took place, presenting reproductions of paintings by well-known 18th- and 19th-century British artists: Thomas Lawrence, George Hayter, Benjam

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4 July 2019

Scholarly Conference on “The Present and Future of Museums Around the World” at the Prado Museum

On 2 July 2019, a scholarly conference opened at the Prado museum in Madrid on “The Present and Future of Museums Around the World” that marks the bicentenary of the Prado.

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2 July 2019

Meeting of the Museum’s Board of Trustees

On 29 June 2019, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a meeting of the museum’s Board of Trustees.

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2 July 2019

Charity Gala Reception in the Winter Palace

On 29 June 2019, the 14th traditional charity reception took place in the Winter Palace. Its main theme was Russia’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, where the State Hermitage is acting as curator this year.

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1 July 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Reports have appeared in the media that the copy of Peter Paul Rubens’s Deposition (or Entombment of Christ) which was transferred from the State Hermitage to the Irbit State Museum of Fine Art in 1976 is actually a work by Rubens himself.

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1 July 2019

Presentation of a Gift from the M.T. Abraham Foundation to the State Hermitage

On 28 June 2019, the Council Hall was the setting for the presentation of a gift donated to the State Hermitage from the M.T. Abraham Foundation. The evening event was timed to mark the tenth anniversary of the Foundation’s collaboration with the Hermitage and also the 70th anniversary of the founda

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28 June 2019

Opening of the exhibition “A Matron’s Casket. Roman-Era Jewellery from the collection of the State Hermitage” in Vladivostok

On 28 June 2019, the exhibition “A Matron’s Casket. Roman-Era Jewellery from the collection of the State Hermitage” was formally opened at the Maritime State Picture Gallery in Vladivostok.

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28 June 2019

Joint Event of the State Hermitage and Gazprom

On 27 June 2019, the General Staff building was the venue for a joint event of the State Hermitage and the public joint-stock company Gazprom.

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27 June 2019

International conference on “Heritage Interpretation: the Power of Storytelling in Museums”

On 27 June 2019, an international conference on “Heritage Interpretation: the Power of Storytelling in Museums”, organized by ICOM Russia and the State Hermitage, opened at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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18 June 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Shchukin. Biography of a Collection” at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow

On 17 June 2019, the opening of the exhibition “Shchukin. Biography of a Collection” took place at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow.

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18 June 2019

For the exhibition “The Morozov Brothers. Great Russian Collectors” Ivan Morozov’s Music Salon has been recreated

On 18 June 2019, in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage, the presentation took place of the White Hall (Music Salon) of Ivan Morozov’s Moscow mansion that has been specially recreated for the exhibition. It was for that hall that Maurice Denis created the Story of Psyche cycle of decor

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17 June 2019

The Alchemy of the Image: Max Ernst’s Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov

On 14 June 2019, the exhibition “The Alchemy of the Image: Max Ernst’s Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov” opened in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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15 June 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Max Ernst. The Paris Years”

On 14 June 2019, the exhibition “Max Ernst. The Paris Years” was formally opened in the Twelve-Column Hall of the New Hermitage. It has been organized by the State Hermitage with the support of the Hermitage Foundation UK.

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14 June 2019

Italian President Sergio Mattarella visited the exhibition of the Benois Madonna in Fabriano

On 12 June 2019, Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Italian Republic, and Alberto Bonisoli, the Minister of Culture, visited Fabriano for the opening of the 13th Creative Cities Network Annual Conference, organized by UNESCO with the support of the Goodwill Ambassador Maria Francesca Merloni, a

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11 June 2019

Memorandum of collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts

On 11 June 2019, the Council Hall was the setting for the signing of a Memorandum of collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts. The agreement was signed by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, and Za

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A Word from the Director

    • 10 Jul 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Justice is like Pandora’s Box

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    • 27 Jun 2019

      Who takes selfies in museums?

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    • 5 Jun 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Provocation in Venice

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 3 Aug 2018

      The Hermitage at the VK Fest 2018

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    • 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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