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4 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Dmitry Vinogradov: The Man who Invented Russian Porcelain”

On 4 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “Dmitry Vinogradov: The Man who Invented Russian Porcelain” was formally opened.

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4 December 2020

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the laying of the first stone for the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre

On 4 December 2020, the State Hermitage’s Restoration and Storage Centre in Staraya Derevnya was the venue for a ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of the laying of the first stone for the Hermitage Repository.

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4 December 2020

3D mapping show “The Image of Victory in the Collections and Fate of the Hermitage”

Due to the difficult public health situation, the State Hermitage has moved all Hermitage Days events to an online format. As a result, it has become possible to carry out all the traditional programme for these days (the opening of exhibitions, conferences, a gathering of the museum staff) while mi

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3 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Two Palmyras. Architecture”

On 2 December 2020, the exhibition “Two Palmyras. Architecture”, devoted to the mutual links between Palmyra and Saint Petersburg – the Northern Palmyra, opened in the General Staff building.

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3 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Two Palmyras: Real and Virtual”

On 3 December 2020, the exhibition “Two Palmyras: Real and Virtual” was formally opened in the General Staff building as part of the large-scale programme for the Day of Palmyra in the Hermitage.

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3 December 2020

Hermitage Days 2020: Opening of the exhibition “Two Palmyras. Archaeology”

On 2 December 2020, the Day of Palmyra in the Hermitage, the exhibition “Two Palmyras. Archaeology” was opened in the Winter Palace.

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2 December 2020

“Around the Ark”. A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series

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

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2 December 2020

In memoriam Irina Alexandrovna Antonova

We are shaken by the news of the passing of Irina Alexandrovna Antonova, President of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

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1 December 2020

Internet meeting with Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage

On 1 December 2020, an Internet meeting with Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, took place, the event which traditionally marks the beginning of the Hermitage Days.

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1 December 2020

Hermitage Foundation UK Board Meeting

On 1 December 2020, there was a meeting of the Hermitage Foundation UK’s board of directors.

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1 December 2020

Hermitage Days 2020. 1–9 December

Every year on 7 December, the State Hermitage celebrates the Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, in honour of whom the museum’s founder, Empress Catherine the Great, took her name at the time of her Orthodox baptism. The year of the Hermitage’s foundation is considered to be 1764, when Catherine

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1 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Oman: the Land of Frankincense”

On 1 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “Oman: the Land of Frankincense” opened in the Winter Palace, telling about various stages in the history and culture of Oman. It presents finds from significant archaeological excavations carried out in the Sultanate of Oman over the pas

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1 December 2020

On 8 December 2020, entry to the Hermitage will be free of charge to mark Saint Catherine’s Day

Every year on 7 December, the State Hermitage celebrates the Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, in honour of whom the museum’s founder, Empress Catherine the Great, took her name at the time of her Orthodox baptism.

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27 November 2020

The Hermitage in the General Staff Building. Twenty Years of Exhibitions

On 27 November 2020, the formal opening of the exhibition “The Hermitage in the General Staff Building. Twenty Years of Exhibitions” took place the General Staff building.

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27 November 2020

Opening of the exhibition “The Black Square. Kazimir Malevich” as part of the Hermitage Days in Samara Region

On 26 November 2020, the Hermitage Days in Samara started in the Samara Regional Art Museum. One of the main events of the programme was the opening of an exhibition of a single masterpiece from the collection of the State Hermitage – Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square.

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26 November 2020

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

On 26 October 2020, 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 group on Culture. The session took place in an online format with Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitag

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25 November 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court”

On 24 November 2020, the formal opening ceremony for the exhibition “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court” took place in the State Hermitage.

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23 November 2020

Round Table “VR and AR in museums: entertainment or a new source of knowledge”

On 20 November 2020, the State Hermitage and the Institut Français in Saint Petersburg conducted a live online round table about the use of virtual and augmented reality in museums.

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20 November 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Tsars & Knights. The Romanovs’ Love Affair with the Middle Ages” in Amsterdam

On 19 November 202, the long-awaited exhibition “Tsars & Knights. The Romanovs’ Love Affair with the Middle Ages” opened at the Hermitage–Amsterdam exhibition centre.

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19 November 2020

The production “Not in Vain” performed in the Hermitage Theatre

On 14 November 2020, the piece “Not in Vain” was performed on the stage of the Hermitage Theatre.

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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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