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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

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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23 August 2019

Briefing on Russian Specialists’ Participation in the Restoration of the Monuments of Palmyra

On 22 August 2019, the State Hermitage’s Hall of the Art of Palmyra was the venue for a briefing on the Russian specialists’ participation in the restoration of the monuments of Palmyra.

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23 August 2019

255th Anniversary of Official Recognition for Buddhism in Russia

On 22 August 2019, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a meeting of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers devoted to the 255th anniversary of official recognition for Buddhism in Russia.

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1 August 2019

The Hermitage again tops the media rating for Russia’s museums

The Hermitage has once again been recognized as the most popular museum in Russia in the month of June according to Medialogia.

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23 July 2019

Farewell to the White Nights

On 22 July 2019, the Farewell to the White Nights meeting took place that for many years now has brought together journalists of the Hermitage pool and museum staff. This year, the event, which has become a pleasant Hermitage tradition, was devoted to the Year of the Theatre.

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22 July 2019

The Hermitage at the VK Fest 2019

On 21 and 22 July 2019, the Hermitage took part for the fifth time in the VK Fest – an event organized by Russia’s largest social networking site, VKontakte, that is traditionally held in the Park of the Tercentenary of Saint Petersburg. The country’s largest open-air festival takes place over two d

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A Word from the Director

    • 9 Sep 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: The Hermitage is finishing the restoration of the shrine of Alexander Nevsky

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    • 30 Aug 2019

      Rembrandt is eternal; contemporary art is a carnival: a dialogue with Mikhail Piotrovsky and Alexander Sokurov

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    • 28 Aug 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: A city where all religions live

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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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