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8 July 2020

The Hermitage is beginning to sell online tickets

From 9 July 2020, the State Hermitage is beginning the sale of electronic entry tickets allowing individuals to visit the museum.

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8 July 2020

Return to the Hermitage. Press Tour of the Museum

On 8 July 2020, a press tour was given in the Hermitage devoted to the emergence from isolation and imminent resumption of the reception of visitors. Around 80 representatives of the Saint Petersburg and national news media visited the museum in order to tell people about how the Hermitage will be w

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1 July 2020

The Hermitage will begin accepting visitors again from the 15 July!

The Hermitage will begin accepting visitors again from the 15 July! In accordance with the sanitary norms that we have to follow, entry to the museum will be restricted, and movement inside will be regulated. Visits to the museum will be organized by time slots, and there will be several entry and e

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30 June 2020

The Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 Festival in the Hermitage Ends

On 30 June 2020, the State Hermitage’s Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival for children and teenagers comes to an end. Due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country, the festival, which has become a well-loved Hermitage tradition, took place in a new format for the first time,

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25 June 2020

The Hermitage shop reopens to visitors

The State Hermitage is actively preparing to receive visitors once again.

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25 June 2020

In memoriam: Valery Pavlovich Lukin (25 June 1941 – 30 November 2019), Chief Architect of the State Hermitage

On 25 June 1941, Valery Pavlovich Lukin, the future Chief Architect of the State Hermitage, was born.

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17 June 2020

The Hermitage–Vyborg Exhibition Centre Resumes Working

On 16 June 2020, it was exactly ten years since the formal opening of the Hermitage–Vyborg Exhibition Centre.

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16 June 2020

The State Hermitage will continue restoration work on the Exchange building

After a brief interruption, the State Hermitage is preparing to continue restoration work on the Exchange building.

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16 June 2020

Preparation of the permanent display for the Hermitage–Urals Centre

In 2020, construction of the Hermitage–Urals Cultural and Educational Centre in Yekaterinburg is being completed.

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13 June 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky at the “Russian and the World” conference held by TASS

On 12 June 2020, TASS held an online conference on “Russia and the World” timed to mark the Russia Day national holiday.

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12 June 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky at the Summit of the Beirut Intitute

On 10 July 2020, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, spoke at the Summit of the Beirut Institute (Lebanon).

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9 June 2020

Museum 15/24. The “Hermitage Butterflies” research project

One of the most important stages of the “Hermitage Butterflies” study, part of the Russian-Dutch Museum 15/24 project, has been completed: A full record of depictions of lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) on different exhibits in the Hermitage’s stocks has been compiled and scientifically classifie

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8 June 2020

“Flora” – a new creative project at the Hermitage

The State Hermitage is launching a new international creative project – “Flora”. This new and unique programme will consist of a series of artistic performances inspired by works in the museum: it will be possible to witness the interaction of literature and visual art in the Hermitage as early as O

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8 June 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky at the 15th Saint Petersburg International Book Salon

The 5 June 2020 saw the formal opening of the 15th Saint Petersburg International Book Salon, one of the foremost events in publishing for Russia and Northern Europe. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event is taking place online for the first time.

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5 June 2020

Cultured Isolation. The Hermitage online and offline

Between 17 March 2020, when visitors’ access to the Hermitage was suspended, and the present moment, the overall total number of views for new videos across the State Hermitage’s social media a has exceeded 31,600,000, and including visits to the “Virtual Tour” section of the museum website, there h

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3 June 2020

A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series: Raphael: The 500th Anniversary of His Death

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “Raphael: The 500th Anniversary of His Death”.

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2 June 2020

The Hermitage–Amsterdam reopens its doors to visitors

On 1 June 2020, museums in the Netherlands reopened after an interval of more than a month and a half due to the threat of the spread of the coronavirus infection.

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2 June 2020

From Italy to the Hermitage

The 3 June 2020 will see the start of the project “From Italy to the Hermitage”, created by Italian colleagues as a mark of respect and gratitude for the series of guided tours “From the Hermitage to Italy”.

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31 May 2020

The Hermitage–Urals Centre enters the final phase of construction

In Yekaterinburg, construction work is coming to an end on the Hermitage–Urals Cultural and Educational Centre, a large-scale project that includes a display-and-memorial block and another for restoration and storage.

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31 May 2020

The Hermitage Cats. Cultured Isolation. Art competition for the Day of the Hermitage Cat 2020

The Day of the Hermitage Cat 2020 is the first such celebration that we are holding online.

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A Word from the Director

    • 21 Oct 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky’s interview with the radio station Echo of Moscow: The life of the museum in the time of COVID – exhibitions, current and future

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    • 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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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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