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5 February 2020

Press Conference of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers

On 5 February 2020, TASS was the venue for a press conference devoted to the plans of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers for the current year and a project to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Admiral Krusenstern.

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28 January 2020

Presentation of the project “The Hermitage at Metropolis. Entertaining Tales of Prince Potemkin”

On 1 February 2020, the installation “Entertaining Tales of Prince Potemkin” was opened at the Metropolis shopping centre in Moscow.

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22 January 2020

Art is the Gift of Angels: A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series

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

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21 January 2020

The State Hermitage informs

On 21 January 2020, the Hermitage’s Museum Security Service received information from law-enforcement bodies about a bomb threat.

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21 January 2020

The State Hermitage informs

Following publications in the press about Poland laying claim to certain works of art that are currently being kept in museum collections in Russia with an indication the Brueghel’s Forest Landscape is in the Hermitage, we point out that Jan Brueghel the Elder’s painting Forest Landscape now in the

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20 January 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Working Visit to Amsterdam

On 16 and 17 January 2020, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, was in the Kingdom of the Netherlands on a working visit to Amsterdam.

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20 January 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book Director’s Choice

In 2019, the Arca publishing house brought out the book Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky. Director’s Choice. The Hermitage.

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31 December 2019

The State Hermitage informs

The Hermitage informs its visitors of the museum’s working hours over the New Year holidays.

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31 December 2019

The Last Exhibition of the Year

On 31 December, New Year’s Eve, the 18th year in succession the Hermitage is opening the final exhibition devoted to the most notable gifts received in the past twelve months.

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31 December 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Henri Matisse: Jazz”

On 30 December 2019, the exhibition “Jazz”, marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse, began running in the General Staff building.

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25 December 2019

Ceremony marking the anniversary of the “the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”

On 25 December 2018, the anniversary of the publication of the Manifesto on “the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”, the traditional thanksgiving service was held in the Church of the Vernicle – the Great Church of the Winter Palace. Archpriest Vladimir Sorokin, Dean of the Prince Vl

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23 December 2019

Working Meeting at UNESCO on the Regeneration of Palmyra

A working meeting on the regeneration of Palmyra took place on 18 December 2019 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The aim of the meeting was to determine optimal approaches to the problem of reviving the World Heritage site.

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23 December 2019

New Year Fancy Dress Party “Total Sur!” at the Hermitage Youth Centre

On 21 December 2019, the General Staff building was the venue for the traditional New Year’s student fancy dress party organized by the Youth Centre of the State Hermitage.

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20 December 2019

New Year Party for Special-Needs Children in the Hermitage

On 20 December 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for a New Year party for children with health-related disabilities who participate in the special programme “My Hermitage”.

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19 December 2019

Research and Application Seminar “The Museum and Young People. In Search of a Common Language”

On 18 December 2019, as part of a visit to the State Hermitage by a delegation of representatives of Dutch museums, the Youth Centre hosted a research and application seminar “The Museum and Young People. In Search of a Common Language” in which the guests from the Netherlands participated together

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17 December 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Leather. Artworks from Old Europe”

On 17 December 2019, the exhibition “Leather. Artworks from Old Europe” was opened in the Blue Bedroom of the Winter Palace. It presents around 80 items from the stocks of the Department of Western European Applied Art and the “Arsenal”, many of which are being shown publicly for the first time.

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17 December 2019

Intellectual Marathon: “The Plywood Theatre. Art breaking boundaries”

On 13 December 2019, the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre became the venue for an intellectual marathon entitled “The Plywood Theatre. Art breaking boundaries”.

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16 December 2019

Scholarly Conference “Sub specie aeternitatis. Mediaeval archaeology of Eastern Europe. Marking the 100th anniversary of V.D. Beletsky’s birth”

On 11 and 12 December 2019, the State Hermitage was the venue for a Scholarly Conference “Sub specie aeternitatis. Mediaeval archaeology of Eastern Europe. Marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of V.D. Beletsky (1918–1997)”.

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13 December 2019

The House on Palace Embankment A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series

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

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13 December 2019

Annual December Meeting with Heads of Partner Tourist Companies of the State Hermitage

On 12 December 2019, the Jordan Gallery of the Winter Palace was the setting for the annual December meeting with heads of partner tourist companies of the State Hermitage.

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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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