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31 May 2020

The Hermitage–Urals Centre enters the final phase of construction

In Yekaterinburg, construction work is coming to an end on the Hermitage–Urals Cultural and Educational Centre, a large-scale project that includes a display-and-memorial block and another for restoration and storage.

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28 May 2020

Online session of the State Council’s sub-group on the development of museum and exhibition activities

On 25 May 2020, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage and President of the Union of Museums of Russia, participated in a session of the sub-group on questions of the development of museum and exhibition activities within the State Council of the Russian Federation’s working gro

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28 May 2020

Joint Project of the State Hermitage and Sberbank: “Artists in Sberbank Online”

The State Hermitage and Sberbank of Russia have announced that they are collaborating on a new project – “Artists in Sberbank Online”. The Sberbank Online banking app will include a selection of welcome screens and digital greetings cards featuring paintings by French artists of the late 19th and ea

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28 May 2020

Conference on “Urban Planning and Development: from the idea to the realization of a project”

On 27 May 2020, the online platform of the RBC (RosBiznesConsulting) Group was the venue for a conference entitled “Urban Planning and Development: from the idea to the realization of a project”.

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25 May 2020

Online Event from the Imperial Porcelain Factory – “IFZ at Home”

Researchers from the State Hermitage’s Department of the History of Russian Culture and porcelain restorers have taken part in the online event “IFZ at Home” presented on the social media of the Imperial Porcelain Factory (abbreviated to IFZ in Russian) joint-stock company that told about porcelain

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22 May 2020

“Re-Imagining Museums” – a discussion on the Abu Dhabi Culture YouTube Channel

On International Museum Day, 18 May 2020, the Abu Dhabi Culture YouTube channel carried a panel discussion on the theme of “Re-Imagining Museums” organized by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism.

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22 May 2020

Days of Classical Antiquity Festival: a new online project for children “The Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece at Home and at War”

From 22 May 2020, as part of the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival for pre-school and school children, the State Hermitage is running a new online project – “The Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece at Home and at War”.

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22 May 2020

Days of Classical Antiquity: the children’s art competition “Encounters in the Hermitage. The Invincible Heroes of Ancient Greece” has finished

At the State Hermitage, the children’s art competition “Encounters in the Hermitage. The Invincible Heroes of Ancient Greece”, which became the chief event of the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival has come to an end. The competition was held online between 10 April and 20 May.

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20 May 2020

“On the power of art in a time of hysteria”

Sankt-Peterburgskiye Vedomosti columnist Liudmila LEUSSKAYA talks about what awaits us after the pandemic with the Director of the State Hermitage, Mikhail PIOTROVSKY

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20 May 2020

Completion of Building Work for the Hermitage–Urals Centre

In Yekaterinburg, construction work on the Hermitage–Urals Cultural and Educational Centre is coming to an end.

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19 May 2020

International Museum Day in the State Hermitage

On 18 May 2020, International Museum Day, the Hermitage organized a whole series of events, both on its own social media sites and elsewhere. They were all in one way or another devoted to the life of museums in isolation and their future after it ends.

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18 May 2020

International Conference on “Diversity and Inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Culture in the Circumstances of COVID-19”

On 17 May 2020 a conference was held on “Diversity and Inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Culture in the Circumstances of COVID-19”.

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18 May 2020

Best wishes for International Museum Day from the Hermitage

The State Hermitage extends its best wishes for International Museum Day. We have a rich programme of events for the occasion.

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18 May 2020

18th Round Table on “The Museum and Problems of Cultural Tourism”

On 17 May 2020, the 18th annual round table on “The Museum and Problems of Cultural Tourism” completed its work. This year the round table was held in an online format between 2 April and 17 May under conditions of “Cultured Isolation” within a specially created group on the VKontakte social network

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16 May 2020

MUSEUM 15/24 – without stopping, without fear, with hope

The State Hermitage and the Hermitage 21st Century Foundation wish to inform people that despite the COVID 19 pandemic the programme of the international Russian-Dutch project Museum 15/24 is being implemented in full, with minor changes to its timetable.

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16 May 2020

Meeting of the administration of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre and extension of the exhibition “Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court”

On 15 May 2020, the administration of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre held an online meeting chaired by Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage.

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13 May 2020

Birthday wishes for Geraldine Norman

On 13 May 2020, a long-standing friend of the Hermitage – Geraldine Norman – celebrates her birthday.

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10 May 2020

Meeting of the Bizot Group

On 8 May 2020, a “remote session” of the Bizot Group, an informal association of the directors of world-ranking museums, was held. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, was among those who participated.

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8 May 2020

The Hermitage marks the 75th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War

Best wishes from the State Hermitage for Victory Day!

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8 May 2020

Days of Classical Antiquity 2020: the children’s art competition has been extended

Since 10 April 2020, the State Hermitage has been holding the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival, for the first time in an online format.

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A Word from the Director

    • 20 May 2020

      “On the power of art in a time of hysteria”

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    • 21 Apr 2020

      “Cultured Isolation” – a museum without visitors and without queues

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    • 11 Apr 2020

      To the Hermitage for a Stroll

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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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