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20 March 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Pieter Brueghel the Younger. The Preaching of St John the Baptist”

On 19 March 2019, the opening ceremony for the exhibition “Pieter Brueghel the Younger. The Preaching of St John the Baptist. Conservation Completed. In Memory of Nikolai Nikulin” took place in the Menshikov Palace. The exhibition celebrates the completion of the restoration of this painting and is

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18 March 2019

International Conference “The Museum in the 21st Century. Updating the Museum Space: Architecture, Exhibitions, Educational Programmes”

On 14 and 15 March 2019, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for an international conference, the central purpose of which was discussion of problems connected with updating the museum space –the architecture of buildings, the design of exhibitions and permanent displays, curatoria

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13 March 2019

Press Tour of the Construction Site of the Hermitage–Urals Centre

On 13 March 2019. a press tour was held in Yekaterinburg devoted to the Restoration and Storage Block of the Hermitage–Urals cultural and educational centre that is currently under construction.

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12 March 2019

Hermitage Day in Oman

On 11 March 2019, a Hermitage Day was held in the National Museum of Oman.

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7 March 2019

The exhibition “‘Believe not thine eyes.’ Trompe l’oeil in Art” ends its run

The major exhibition “Believe not thine eyes.” Trompe l’oeil in Art ends its run on 10 March 2019. A special ceremony was held in the Manege of the Small Hermitage to mark the occasion.

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7 March 2019

New instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s TV series: “Toys and Games in the Hermitage”

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “Toys and Games in the Hermitage” devoted to games, intellectual and entertaining, for children and for adults, musical and artistic.

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6 March 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Without separating painting and poetry”. Books Illustrated by André Masson from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov

On 5 March 2019, the exhibition “Without separating painting and poetry”. Books Illustrated by André Masson from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov was formally opened in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage. Around 30 publications present Masson’s output as a book illustrator over a peri

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6 March 2019

Conference on “The Art of Jewellery and Material Culture”

On 5 and 6 March 2019, the State Hermitage held a conference on “The Art of Jewellery and Material Culture”. This is one of the museum’s oldest conferences with roots going back to a seminar with the same title that was established in 1996 by Natalia Alexeyevna Zakharova.

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1 March 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678). Paintings and Drawings from Russian Collections”

n 1 March 2019, the exhibition “Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678). Paintings and Drawings from Russian Collections” was formally opened in the Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace. It has been organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and with the pa

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28 February 2019

Latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”

On 27 February 2019, the Hermitage hosted the latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”.

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27 February 2019

Pianissimo Evening Recital

On 26 February 2019, a part of the Pianissimo project, Alexander Malofeev gave a solo concert in the Large Italian Skylight Hall of the New Hermitage.

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27 February 2019

Latest Session of the Weaponry Seminar

On 26 February 2019, the latest session of the Weaponry Seminar took place in the State Hermitage. The event was, as usual, attended by weaponry specialists from St Petersburg museums and independent researchers.

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26 February 2019

Day of the Culture of the Caucasus in the Hermitage. Daghestan beneath the Eagle’s Wing

On 22 February 2019, the fourth Day of the Culture of the Caucasus was held in the Hermitage. This year the main theme was the art and culture of Daghestan.

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25 February 2019

Intellectual Marathon A Passion for Piero della Francesca

On 22 February 2019, the General Staff building was the venue for the Hermitage’s sixth intellectual marathon, devoted this time to Piero della Francesca. The event focussed on classic art and the phenomenon of its present-day popularity.

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22 February 2019

Presentation of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book The Hermitage from the Scythians to Kiefer in the House of Books: 50 Exhibitions over 25 Years in the General Staff building

On 22 February 2019, the Small Atrium of the General Staff building was the venue for the presentation of Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book Ermitazh. Ot skifov do Kifera. 50 vystavok za 25 let [The Hermitage: from the Scythians to Kiefer. 50 Exhibitions over 25 Years] (ARCA publishers, St

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20 February 2019

On 20 and 21 February 2019, the State Hermitage and the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS are hosting the first International Congress of the Eurasian Association of Iranists

On 20 February 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the formal opening of the first International Congress of the Eurasian Association of Iranists. The assembled guests and congress participants were welcomed by Svetlana Adaksina, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage.

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20 February 2019

The annual scholarly conference on “Heraldry: Theory and Practice”

On 20–22 February 2019, the annual scholarly conference on “Heraldry: Theory and Practice” is being held in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage.

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20 February 2019

The 160th Anniversary of the Formation of the Imperial Archaeological Commission

On 20 February 2019 a ceremonial gathering took place in the Hermitage Theatre to mark the 160th anniversary of the foundation of the Imperial Archaeological Commission.

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18 February 2019

Who Invented the Hermitage Logo? On the 80th Anniversary of the Birth of Askold Kuzminsky

On 16 February 2019, the formal opening of the exhibition “Who Invented the Hermitage Logo? On the 80th Anniversary of the Birth of Askold Kuzminsky” took place in the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre.

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18 February 2019

Seminar in Dallas: “Finding a Way: The Soft Diplomacy of Art Exchanges Between Russia and the United States”

On 13 February 2019, at the Meadows Museum in Dallas, in a hall used to display a huge Murillo canvas that belongs to the Story of Jacob series, of which there are two other paintings in the Hermitage, a seminar was held that had been organized by the American Association of Art Museum Directors and

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A Word from the Director

    • 27 Feb 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Building Bridges of Trust

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    • 30 Jan 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: A Planet of White Elephants

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    • 19 Dec 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: What we bring to St Petersburg

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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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