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The Hermitage News

Interview given by the General Director of the State Hermitage to the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Private Museums Are Changing Russia’s Cultural Landscape

Published on 2 of October 2017

At the latest Ministry of Culture board meeting in Plyos, devoted to the museum sphere, everyone was struck by the people representing the Muzei avtomatov. Admittedly they immediately added Gazirovannykh [indicating it was a Museum of Vending Machines, rather than Machine-Guns]. It was one of the private museums, which are mushrooming right now in the Russian provinces. Our talk with Mikhail Piotrovsky. Hermitage Director and head of the Union of Museums of Russia, was about what lies ahead for private museums.