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5 June 2020

Cultured Isolation. The Hermitage online and offline

Between 17 March 2020, when visitors’ access to the Hermitage was suspended, and the present moment, the overall total number of views for new videos across the State Hermitage’s social media a has exceeded 31,600,000, and including visits to the “Virtual Tour” section of the museum website, there h

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3 June 2020

A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series: Raphael: The 500th Anniversary of His Death

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “Raphael: The 500th Anniversary of His Death”.

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2 June 2020

The Hermitage–Amsterdam reopens its doors to visitors

On 1 June 2020, museums in the Netherlands reopened after an interval of more than a month and a half due to the threat of the spread of the coronavirus infection.

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2 June 2020

From Italy to the Hermitage

The 3 June 2020 will see the start of the project “From Italy to the Hermitage”, created by Italian colleagues as a mark of respect and gratitude for the series of guided tours “From the Hermitage to Italy”.

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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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31 May 2020

The Hermitage Cats. Cultured Isolation. Art competition for the Day of the Hermitage Cat 2020

The Day of the Hermitage Cat 2020 is the first such celebration that we are holding online.

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31 May 2020

Day of the Hermitage Cat 2020. WINNERS of the art competition “The Hermitage Cats. Cultured Isolation” .

We are pleased to announce the winners of the art competition “The Hermitage Cats. Cultured Isolation” and offer them our heartiest congratulations.

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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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A Word from the Director

    • 3 Jun 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Luxury accessible to all

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    • 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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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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