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20 September 2019

Opening of the season in the Hermitage Friends’ Club

On 19 September 2019, the 2019/20 season in the Hermitage Friends’ Club opened.

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18 September 2019

The Hermitage at the 26th RESTAURO-MUSEI Salon in Ferrara, Italy

On 18 September 2019, the formal opening of the 26th RESTAURO-MUSEi Salon took place in the exhibition quarter of the Italian city of Ferrara in the presence of the Italian Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini.

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17 September 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Russian Jordaens. Paintings and Drawings by Jacob Jordaens from Russian Collections” at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

On 17 September 2019, the exhibition “Russian Jordaens. Paintings and Drawings by Jacob Jordaens from Russian Collections” opened at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. This show is the second part of a major exhibition project linking several museums. Previously Jordaens’s “Russian wor

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17 September 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Tapestries in the Hermitage Collection”

On 17 September 2019, the formal opening of the exhibition “Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Tapestries in the Hermitage Collection” took place in the Halls of the Art Nouveau in the General Staff building.

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13 September 2019

Round Table on the Preservation of Archaeological Heritage

On 6 September 2019, as part of the visiting session of the Presidium of the Union of Museums of Russia in Kerch there was a discussion of the problems of preserving archaeological heritage. A round table was devoted to the issue with specialists from the country’s leading museum and research centre

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13 September 2019

Press Tour of the Hermitage–Urals Centre under construction

On 13 September 2019, a press tour took place in Yekaterinburg devoted to the Hermitage–Urals cultural and educational centre now under construction.

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13 September 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court” in Amsterdam

On 13 September 2019, the exhibition “Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court” was formally opened at the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre. This is the second exhibition this year, presenting exceptional masterpieces from the collection of the State Hermitage and organized to mark the 255th ann

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13 September 2019

Georgy Vilinbakhov Proclaimed an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau

On 12 September 2019, a formal ceremony took place in Amsterdam at which Georgy Vadimovich Vilinbakhov was awarded the Order of Orange-Nassau, Officer Class. The royal decoration was presented to the Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage by Marjolein Moorman, Deputy Mayor of the city.

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11 September 2019

Session of the Presidium of the Union of Museums of Russia in Kerch

On 6 September 2019, the Eastern Crimean Historical and Cultural Museum Preserve was the venue for a meeting of the Presidium of the Union of Museums of Russia. The session was chaired by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, President of the Union of Museums and Director of the State Hermitage.

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11 September 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Life in Mediaeval Khorasan. A Geniza from the National Library of Israel”

On 10 September 2019, the exhibition “Life in Mediaeval Khorasan. A Geniza from the National Library of Israel” was formally opened in the Twelve-Column Hall of the New Hermitage. It has been organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the National Library of Israel.

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11 September 2019

All-Russian open lesson “I remember”

On 5 September 2019, the Victory Museum in Moscow was the setting for the All-Russian open lesson “I remember”. Participating in it were Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, Alexander Shkolnik, Director of the C

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9 September 2019

The Hermitage marked the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Siege of Leningrad

On 8 September 2018, Saint Petersburg marked the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Siege of Leningrad for the second time.

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5 September 2019

New instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s TV series Hermitage: “Collectors”

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “Collectors”.

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4 September 2019

Mikhail Piotrovsky participated in the Eastern Economic Forum

On 3 September 2019, Mikhail Piotrovsky participated as co-chairman in an academic conference on “Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Relations between Russia and China in the light of the 70th anniversary of the formation of the PRC” which was organized by the Russian Historical Society and the

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3 September 2019

Alphabets and ABCs in the Hermitage Collection

On 3 September 2019, the exhibition “Alphabets and ABCs in the Hermitage Collection” opened. It tells about the main stages in the development of educational books, children’s books and artists’ books, as well as the evolution of the Russian alphabet.

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2 September 2019

The Hermitage at the Museums for Children festival

On 31 August and 1 September 2019, members of staff from the State Hermitage’s School Centre participated in the city’s Museums for Children festival that was organized by the State Russian Museum and held in the Summer Garden. The event has taken place annually for several years now.

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2 September 2019

Mikhail Piotrovsky becomes the 40th Honorary Doctor

On 1 September 2019, the Director of the State Hermitage gave a lecture at the Saint Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences on “The sharp corners of the museum space”

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2 September 2019

Formal Opening of the Hermitage Days on Sakhalin

On 2 September 2019, the Literary and Art Museum of Chekhov’s Book The Island of Sakhalin in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk was the venue for the formal opening of the Hermitage Days on Sakhalin, where they are being held for the first time.

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2 September 2019

25th Session of the State Hermitage’s International Advisory Board

On 30–31 August 2019, the 25th session of the State Hermitage’s International Advisory Board took place in the museum.

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28 August 2019

The Hermitage named brand of the year

On 27 August 2019, the newspaper Delovoy Peterburg [Business Petersburg] held its first awards ceremony for participants in the “Brand Ratings Petersburg 2019”.

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A Word from the Director

    • 7 Feb 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky's interview with the Echo of Moscow radio station on the programme “Time Not Gone By”

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    • 28 Dec 2020

      “We Keep Our Bridges Open”. Interview for EastEast Paper

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    • 2 Dec 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Cultural Heritage under Siege

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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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