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20 May 2019

Alexander Gorodnitsky’s Concert by the New Hermitage

On 19 May 2019, Alexander Moiseyevich Gorodnitsky gave a concert by the Portico of the New Hermitage entitled “The Atlantes Hold up the Sky” – poems and songs dedicated to my native city that was organized by the State Hermitage and the Gorodnitsky Foundation for the Development and Popularization o

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17 May 2019

Treasures of the Red River. Archaeological Collections from the Museums of Vietnam

On 17 May 2019, the exhibition “Treasures of the Red River. Archaeological Collections from the Museums of Vietnam” was formally opened in the Winter Palace’s Halls of the History of Ancient Writings. It is timed to mark Ho Chi Minh’s birthday and the days of the city (formerly Saigon) now named in

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17 May 2019

The State Hermitage in the Night of Museums 2019

On 18 May 2019, the State Hermitage will as usual be participating in the international Night of Museums event. The special programme will take place at several of the museum’s facilities at once from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm. (Ticket offices work until 10.10 pm.)

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17 May 2019

The Hermitage Gathers Friends

On 17 May 2019, 170 children gathered in the Hermitage Theatre: young patients of the children’s hospice, youngsters in the care of the rehabilitation department for oncological patients at the Solnechnoe children’s sanatorium, children from the Raisa Gorbacheva Institute for Childhood Haematology a

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17 May 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Glyptics: Past and Present”

On 16 May 2019, the exhibition “Glyptics: Past and Present” was formally opened in the Blue Bedroom of the Winter Palace.

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17 May 2019

Meeting of the Organizing Committee for Planning and Conducting the Celebrations of the 350th Anniversary of the Birth of Peter I

On 15 May 2019, the General Staff building of the State Hermitage was the venue for a meeting of the organizing committee for planning and conducting the celebrations of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Peter the Great. The event took place as part of the St Petersburg International Leg

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17 May 2019

Leonardo da Vinci’s Benois Madonna will travel to Italy

On 10 May 2019, the Castello Sforzesco, former residence of the Sforza dukes of Milan, was the venue for a press conference devoted to the holding of the 13th UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Conference and the upcoming exhibition in the Pinacoteca Civica “Bruno Molajoli” in Fabriano, where fro

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17 May 2019

Event for Children with Hearing Impairments “Guests of the Muses”

On 15 May 2015, a celebratory event was held in the halls of Classical Antiquity for the children with hearing impairments who regularly visit the Hermitage as part of the special programme “We hear the world! A Dialogue with the Hermitage”.

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15 May 2019

Opening of the 2nd international Art of Restoration conference

From 15 to 18 May 2019, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre is hosting the second international Art of Restoration conference organized by the State Hermitage, Carl Zeiss Microscopy and the OPTEC Group as part of a tripartite collaboration agreement.

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15 May 2019

Gala Banquet In The Winter Palace

This year guests at the banquet will be invited to share the atmosphere of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, curated by the Hermitage.

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11 May 2019

Opening of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale

On 8 May 2019, the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of contemporary art was formally opened. The entire pavilion is devoted to the Hermitage, which is also acting as its institutional curator.

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11 May 2019

Hermitage Days in Berlin 2019

On 6 and 7 May 2019, Hermitage Days were held for the first time in Berlin, organized by the State Hermitage, the company Artbridge and the publishing house Arca.

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8 May 2019

The Hermitage at the 58th Venice Biennale

On 8 May 2019, the Russian national pavilion was presented at the 58th Venice Biennale. The Biennale starts officially on Saturday, 11 May. Prior to that previews for specialists and press showings are taking place.

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6 May 2019

Days of Classical Antiquity festival

On 20 to 28 April 2019, the thirteenth Days of Classical Antiquity festival was held in the State Hermitage’s Halls of the Art of the Ancient World. It was devoted to the study, propagation and popularization of Ancient Greek and Roman art among children and young people.

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30 April 2019

Visit to the State Hermitage by a delegation of the Trustees of the National Gallery (London)

On 27–29 April 2019, a delegation of Trustees of the National Gallery in London headed by the museum’s Director, Gabriele Finaldi, paid a visit to the State Hermitage.

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29 April 2019

Special Showing of the Film Michelangelo: Love and Death

On 29 April 2019, the State Hermitage’s Lecture Hall in the General Staff building was the venue for a special screening of the film Michelangelo: Love and Death for members of the Hermitage Friends’ Club.

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26 April 2019

Celebration of the Netherlands’ King’s Day and the 10th Anniversary of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre

On 25 April 2019, two Russian-Dutch events were celebrated at once at the Menshikov Palace – the birthday of King Willem-Alexander and the 10th anniversary of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre.

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25 April 2019

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

On 24 April 2019, the Hermitage hosted the latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”.

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23 April 2019

Public Programme A Conversation about Roberto Matta and the Fourth Dimension

On 20 April 2019, the Lecture Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a large public programme entitled “A Conversation about Roberto Matta and the Fourth Dimension”.

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23 April 2019

International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards

From 21 to 26 April 2019, the 9th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards is being held in St Petersburg.

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A Word from the Director

    • 26 Aug 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Casting for a New Life

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    • 3 Jul 2020

      In Praise of Distancing

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    • 30 Jun 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Why we need the flexibility of nomads

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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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