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23 April 2019

In Memoriam Jayne Wrightsman

On 20 April 2019, Jayne Wrightsman, a long-time devoted friend of the State Hermitage, passed away. She did so much for the museum that her name will forever be at the head of the list of our patrons and benefactors.

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19 April 2019

“The Past at Your Fingertips” Graduation Party

On 17 April 2019, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for the eleventh graduation party for the programme “The Past at Your Fingertips”.

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19 April 2019

Opening of the exhibition “‘Gods, Men, Heroes’. From the Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Naples and the Parco Archeologico di Pompei”

On 18 April 2019, the exhibition “‘Gods, Men, Heroes’. From the Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Naples and the Parco Archeologico di Pompei” was opened in the Manege of the Small Hermitage.

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18 April 2019

The Costume Gallery has opened after Restoration and Curatorial Work

On 17 April 2019, the Costume Gallery open-storage facility at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre opened to visitors in renewed form.

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18 April 2019

New instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s TV series

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “The Hermitage. Sacrifice”.

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17 April 2019

Presentation of the Gatchina Venus after restoration

On 16 April 2019, in the Hall of the Hellenistic Era in the New Hermitage, the sculpture known as the Gatchina Venus was presented after restoration. The ancient art work from the 3rd–2nd century BC was restored with the financial support of the pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter.

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15 April 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Paolo Uccello. St George and the Dragon. From the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris”

On 13 April 2019, the formal opening of the latest exhibition in the “Masterpieces from the World’s Museums in the Hermitage” series – “Paolo Uccello. St George and the Dragon. From the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris” – took place in the Apollo Hall of the State Hermitage.

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15 April 2019

Meeting of the Petersburg Dialogue Forum’s working group on culture in Berlin

On 8–10 April 2019, the Archaeological Centre was the venue for a meeting of the Petersburg Dialogue Forum’s working group on culture.

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15 April 2019

Meeting of members of the Petersburg Dialogue Co-ordinating Committees and heads of working groups

On 13 April 2019, the Hotel Astoria in St Petersburg was the venue for a meeting of the Petersburg Dialogue Co-ordinating Committees and heads of working groups.

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15 April 2019

Interactive programme for children: Cosmonautics Day in the State Hermitage

On 12 April 2019, the museum offered its young visitors the traditional “Cosmonautics Day in the Hermitage” programme. It was planned and conducted by the staff of the School Centre and the museum’s volunteers.

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15 April 2019

14th Patron’s Day at the State Hermitage

On 13 April 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the 14th Patron’s Day – a traditional annual celebration of benefactors and socially responsible companies organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Russky Metsenat (Russian Maecenas) almanac of social partnership and the Journ

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9 April 2019

Joint meeting of the Board of Representatives of the Union of Museums of Russia and members of the Union’s Presidium in Kazan

On 2 April 2019, the Representative Building of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Tatarstan was the venue for a joint meeting of Board of Representatives of the Union of Museums of Russia and members of the Union’s Presidium.

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4 April 2019

Signing of agreements between the Hermitage and the companies Zeiss and OPTEC. Opening of a ZEISS labs@location joint research and consultation reference centre

On 4 April 2019, in the Council Hall of the Hermitage, a supplement was signed to the existing collaboration agreement between the State Hermitage, the Carl Zeiss Microscopy concern and the OPTEC Group holding company.

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2 April 2019

Latest Session of the Weaponry Seminar

On 28 March 2019, the latest session of the Weaponry Seminar took place in the State Hermitage. It was dedicated to the memory of our colleague Valentin Vladimirovich Mavrodin (1945–2019), senior researcher in the “Arsenal” Department.

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1 April 2019

Signing of an agreement on holding an exhibition of the Morozov brothers’ collection in Paris

On 29 March 2019, an agreement was signed in Paris between the State Hermitage, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and the Fondation Louis Vuitton on holding an exhibition of the Morozov brothers’ collection. The exhibition is to be housed in the building of the Fondation Louis Vuitton from Octob

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29 March 2019

Museum Discussion in Doha

On 27 March 2019, the formal opening took place in Doha of the new National Museum of Qatar constructed by the architect Jean Nouvel in the form of a huge version of the type of rock formation called a “desert rose”.

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29 March 2019

Conference on "Modern Museums as an Educational Space for Children"

On 27 and 28 March 2019, the State Hermitage hosted a conference on “Modern Museums as an Educational Space for Children” timed to mark the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the museum’s School Office (now the School Centre).

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27 March 2019

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

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

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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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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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