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9 December 2019

Signing of a letter of intent on the creation of a Hermitage–Vladivostok centre

On 7 December 2019, during the Hermitage Days, a letter of intent was signed on the creation of a Hermitage–Vladivostok centre.

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9 December 2019

Best wishes to Mikhail Piotrovsky on a special birthday!

On 9 December 2019, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky celebrates a special birthday – his 75th! All the Hermitage community heartily wish their Director many happy returns of the day!

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7 December 2019

“Butterfly Children” and the Hermitage Butterflies in the Museum 15/25 project

On 6 December the State Hermitage welcomed guests for whom its doors are always open – children and their parents cared for by the Butterfly Children Foundation (whose patron is People’s Artist of Russia Xenia Rappoport).

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7 December 2019

Showing of the Documentary Film Hermitage – The Power of Art

On 7 December 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a showing of the documentary film Hermitage – The Power of Art shot by the Italian film studios Nexo Digital and 3D Produzioni. The film was introduced to journalists and members of the museum staff by Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director o

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7 December 2019

Screening of the film commemorating Nikolai Nikulin (1923–2009): “A Generation Going to Eternity”

On 6 December 2019, during the Hermitage Days, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a screening of the film A Generation Going to Eternity (Russia, 2019) devoted to the well-known art historian and veteran of the Great Patriotic War Nikolai Nikolayevich Nikulin (1923–2009), the author of the book

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7 December 2019

Opening of the exhibition “ ’Tis Potemkin himself!” On the 280th Anniversary of the Birth of Prince Grigory Potemkin of Taurida

On 7 December 2019, an exhibition opened in the Hermitage marking the 280th anniversary of the birth of one of the most significant statesmen in 18th-century Russian history – the Serene Prince Grigory Alexandrovich Potemkin of Taurida.

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7 December 2019

7 December 2019. Saint Catherine’s Day. The Hermitage Turns 255 Years Old

The 7 December, the Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, the heavenly patron of Catherine the Great, the founder of the Hermitage, is the main day in the museum’s December celebrations. For several years now, it has been celebrated as a special occasion for the whole city. This year the museum tur

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6 December 2019

Volunteer Day in the Hermitage. “Iphigenia through the Looking Glass”

On 5 December 2019, the Hermitage marked International Volunteer Day for the 17th time, counting back to 2003, when the Volunteer Service was created in the museum.

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6 December 2019

Visit of the Prime Minister of Mongolia

On 6 December 2019, during the Hermitage Days, Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh, Prime Minister of Mongolia, paid an official visit to the museum. The distinguished guests were met at the Council Entrance by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage.

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6 December 2019

Opening of the Exhibition “The Calvatone Victory: The Fate of a Masterpiece”

On 6 December 2019, the formal opening of the exhibition The Calvatone Victory: The Fate of a Masterpiece, organized by the State Hermitage and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, took place in the Roman Courtyard.

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6 December 2019

Evening for Corporative Friends of the Hermitage

On 5 December 2017, during the Hermitage Days, an event for corporate members of the Hermitage Friends’ Club was held in the Winter Palace to mark the 255th anniversary of the museum. Before the start of the official part of the evening, Alexander Gorodnitsky wished all present the very best on the

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5 December 2019

The Hermitage in Photographs and Publications 2019

During the Hermitage Days, the Foyer of the theatre is the location for the exhibitions “The Hermitage in Photographs” and “The Hermitage in Publications” that are traditionally held at this time. In this period in particular, the museum looks back over the year and important events take place: temp

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5 December 2019

Special event for pupils of remedial schools “The Theatre. A Game of Imagination”

On 4 December 2019, the Large Hall of the State Hermitage’s Schools Centre was the setting for a special festive event “The Theatre. A Game of Imagination” for children with special mental developmental needs that was prepared for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) and t

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5 December 2019

Presentation of Grants from the Vladimir Potanin Foundation

On 5 December 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a formal ceremony devoted to the results of collaboration between the Hermitage and the charitable Vladimir Potanin Foundation in 2019.

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5 December 2019

Awards Ceremony for the Iskusny Glagol Prize

On 5 December 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for a ceremony devoted to the presentation of the top awards in the Iskusny Glagol [Artful Word] competition, a joint project of the State Hermitage, the Vladimir Potanin Foundation and the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.

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4 December 2019

Opening of the exhibition ‘For Service and Bravery’. 250 Years of the Military Order of St George

On 4 December 2019, the exhibition ‘For Service and Bravery’. 250 Years of the Military Order of St George began working in the St George Hall of the Winter Palace.

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4 December 2019

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Press Conference in the Rossiya Segodnya International Multimedia Press Centre MIA

On 3 December 2019, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, gave a press conference at the Rossiya Segodnya International Multimedia Press Centre MIA in Moscow timed for the museum’s 255th anniversary.

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4 December 2019

Latest session of the Weaponry Seminar

On 28 November 2019, the participants of the Weaponry Seminar gathered in the State Hermitage for their latest session.

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4 December 2019

From Knowledge to Action International Humanitarian Research Forum

From 3 to 5 December 2019, the From Knowledge to Action International Humanitarian Research Forum organized by the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of World History, the State Hermitage and the Kurchatov Institute National Research Centre took place in Moscow. During the forum, people active in

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4 December 2019

Donation To The Hermitage Of Jan Fabre’s Video Performance “Love Is The Power Supreme”

On 4 December 2019, during the Hermitage Days, the Hermitage Theatre became the setting for the formal donation to the museum of Jan Fabre’s video performance Love is the Power Supreme and a press conference at which the artist spoke about his creative plans connected with Saint Petersburg.

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A Word from the Director

    • 9 Dec 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Custodian

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    • 9 Dec 2019

      A portrait against the background of museum and city. Mikhail Piotrovsky at 75.

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    • 9 Dec 2019

      The Piotrovsky Code

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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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