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12 August 2020

Maintenance work on the Hermitage ticket website

Please note that the State Hermitage’s official website for ticket sales tickets.hermitagemuseum.org will not be accessible for the purchase of tickets from 10 pm Moscow Time (UTC+3) on 12 August 2020 to 8 am on 13 August due to maintenance work.

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11 August 2020

Joint Exercises for the Museum Security Service and National Guard Units

On 7 August 2020, staff of the State Hermitage’s Museum Security Service conducted a training exercise in conjunction with units of the National Guard of Russia from the city’s Petrograd and Central Districts.

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6 August 2020

Cancellation of the Contract for Restoration of the Exchange Building with Geoizol

On 3 August 2020, after discussion of all aspects of possible cooperation between the State Hermitage and the company OOO “Geoizol”, it was decided by mutual agreement to cancel the contract concluded on 24 July 2020 for the performance of work to restore and adapt for modern-day utilization of the

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5 August 2020

The Hermitage is beginning the sale of online tickets for guided tours of the Main Museum Complex and General Staff building in groups of five people

From 7 August 2020, the State Hermitage is resuming guided tours of the Main Museum Complex and General Staff building for groups (of no more than 5 persons).

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31 July 2020

The Hermitage is resuming guided tours of the Diamond Rooms

From 1 August it will be possible to visit the State Hermitage with a guided tour of the Diamond Rooms of the Treasure Gallery.

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31 July 2020

Farewell to the White Nights. Lamp-Lighting Ceremony

On 30 July 2020, the Farewell to the White Nights ceremony took place in an online format focussed on the courtyard of the Large Hermitage.

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29 July 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky participated in the international online project Museum Mondays on the channel Viking.TV

On 27 July 2020, Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky participated in the international online project Museum Mondays on the British-based channel Viking-TV.

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29 July 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky on the results of the second week of reopening at the Hermitage

Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, recorded a video addressed to museum visitors.

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27 July 2020

New Issue of the Hermitage Magazine

A new issue of the Hermitage magazine has been published (Hermitage 21st Century Foundation, No 30, Summer 2020). It is devoted to the culture and art of Finland and the Hermitage’s collection of works by Finnish artists.

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24 July 2020

Museum 15/24. The Russian members of the International Youth Consultative Board meet with Hermitage specialists

On 22 July 2020, as part of the Russian-Dutch project Museum 15/24, an online meeting took place between Russian members of the International Youth Consultative Board (IYCB) and scholarly specialists from the State Hermitage.

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23 July 2020

Deadline for entries in the Museum Lighting category of the Golden Photon Award extended

In 2020, the State Hermitage became a partner of the Eurasian Golden Photon Award. This is the main prize for this branch of industry, designed to help consumers orientate themselves in the lighting and electrical products market.

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22 July 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky on the Results of the First Week of Receiving Visitors in the Hermitage

Mikhail Piotrovsky. General Director of the State Hermitage, addressed visitors to the museum, reporting on the results of the Hermitage’s first week working under new conditions.

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21 July 2020

The Gold Rooms and Gems of the Archaeological Collection

From 23 July, the State Hermitage is offering the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Gold Rooms, part of the museum’s Treasure Gallery, and also to view gems of the Hermitage’s archaeological collection and artistic arms from the East.

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21 July 2020

On 23 July 2020 children, students and large families will have free-of-charge entry to the Hermitage

The State Hermitage is declaring 23 July 2020 a day of free-of-charge entry for children, students and large families (with three or more children under 18).

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20 July 2020

A new video in the Pearls of the Collection project: “Bouquets of flowers made from precious stones by Jérémie Pauzié”

On 20 July 2020, a new video came out in the Pearls of the Collection cycle. In it, Olga Grigoryevna Kostiuk, the head of the State Hermitage’s Department of Western European Applied Art, tells about the amazing bouquets in the Hermitage’s collection of jewellers’ works that were fashioned from prec

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15 July 2020

The State Hermitage Museum is receiving visitors again!

On 15 July 2020, the State Hermitage reopened to visitors. General Director Mikhail Piotrovsky addressed the museum’s guests by video:

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15 July 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky checked the Hermitage before it reopened to visitors

On 14 July 2020, the day before the museum began receiving visitors again, Mikhail Piotrovsky conducted a final check of the Hermitage’s readiness for reopening.

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15 July 2020

Cultured Isolation. Results

From 17 March 2020, when visitors stopped being allowed into the museum, to the present moment, the total number of views for videos broadcast on the State Hermitage’s social networks has reached more than 44,000,000, and if we add in the visits to the Virtual Tour section of the museum website, the

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14 July 2020

The exhibition “ ‘I founded therein my royal palace.’ Assyrian Art from the British Museum” can be visited free of charge from 15 July!

From 15 July, the temporary exhibition “ ‘I founded therein my royal palace.’ Assyrian Art from the British Museum” will reopen to visitors.

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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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A Word from the Director

    • 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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    • 19 Jun 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Russia is drawn by a troika – Peter I, Alexander III and Catherine

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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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