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11 March 2020

Presentation of the film The Hermitage Shot on an iPhone 11 Pro

On 11 March 2020, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the presentation of a unique artistic film created by the State Hermitage in collaboration with the Apple corporation. The realization of this ambitions project – a film lasting 5 hours and 20 minutes shot on a smartphone in a single take – i

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10 March 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Conquest of the Irrational. Books illustrated by Salvador Dali from the Collections of Mark and Pavel Bashmakov”

On 10 March 2020, the exhibition “Conquest of the Irrational. Books illustrated by Salvador Dali from the Collections of Mark and Pavel Bashmakov” was formally opened in the General Staff building. It concludes a series of exhibitions devoted to the books of Surrealist artists.

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5 March 2020

Эрмитажный кот Ахилл станет оракулом Чемпионата Европы по футболу-2020

Эрмитажный кот Ахилл принял решение снова стать оракулом – планируется, что полюбившийся всем белоснежный голубоглазый кот покажет свой талант предсказателя на Чемпионата Европы по футболу-2020.

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4 March 2020

The State Hermitage informs

The Hermitage wishes everyone the best for International Women’s Day. To mark the holiday, the museum is granting entry free of charge to all categories of individual visitors on 8 March 2020.

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2 March 2020

Symposium on “Mysterious Beasts and Exotic Birds” at Staraya Derevnya

On 29 February 2020, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre hosted a scholarly symposium on “Mysterious Beasts and Exotic Birds” that was attended by more than 50 people, with a further 40 plus watching online.

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28 February 2020

Press Tour of the construction site of the Hermitage–Urals Centre

On 20 February 2020, a press tour of the Hermitage–Urals cultural and educational centre currently under construction took place in Yekaterinburg.

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28 February 2020

Meeting of the working group preparing proposals for amendments to the Constitution

On 26 February 2020, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin had his latest meeting with the working group preparing proposals for amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

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28 February 2020

Meeting of the permanent commission on the preservation of the legacy of the Roerich family

Since questions connected with the preservation of the legacy of the Roerich family are arousing great public interest, in February 2020 the President of the Union of Museums of Russia and General Director of the State Hermitage created a permanent commission on the preservation of the legacy of the

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28 February 2020

Launch of Vincent Lépinay’s book Art of Memories: Curating at the Hermitage

On 27 February 2020, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for the presentation of Vincent Lépinay’s book Art of Memories: Curating at the Hermitage.

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26 February 2020

Meeting of the Hermitage Friends’ Club

On 25 February 2020, a special evening visit to the exhibition “Works by Peter Сlodt. Restoration Completed” was organized for individual members of the Hermitage Friends’ Club.

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25 February 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky participated in a session of the working group of the State Council on Culture

On 25 February 2020, as part of the second international Baltic Cultural Forum, the first meeting this year (and seventh altogether) of the working group of the State Council on Culture was held. The meeting took the form of a video conference conducted by Dmitry Azarov, Governor of Samara Region an

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25 February 2020

International Tourist Guide Day in the State Hermitage

On 21 February 2020, the State Hermitage marked International Tourist Guide Day with a celebratory programme that, in keeping with established tradition, was prepared by the museum’s volunteers.

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25 February 2020

In Memoriam Vadim Valentinovich Znamenov

The Union of Museums of Russia announces with profound sorrow that on 24 February Vadim Valentinovich Znamenov, President of the Peterhof State Museum-Preserve, passed away at the age of 83.

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25 February 2020

Gift to the State Hermitage from the company Max Mara

On 25 February 2020, the Council Hall was the venue for a meeting devoted to the prospects for collaboration between the State Hermitage and the company Max Mara and the formal presentation to the museum of two Max Mara overcoats.

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15 February 2020

Launch of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book Director’s Choice. The Hermitage

On 14 February 2020, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the launch of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book Director’s Choice. The Hermitage produced by the Arca publishing house.

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14 February 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Antiquities of the Tapan Museum in the Hermitage”

On 14 February 2020, the day of remembrance for Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky, the Hall of the Culture and Art of Urartu on the ground floor of the Winter Palace was the setting for the formal opening of an exhibition of antiquities from the Tapan Museum organized by the State Hermitage, the Armenian

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14 February 2020

Meeting of the working group preparing proposals for amendments to the Constitution

On 13 February 2020, Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the working group preparing proposals for amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

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10 February 2020

The Formal Presentation To The Hermitage Of Adrian Ghenie’s Painting “The Hunter”

On 7 February 2020, as part of the exhibition “I have turned my only face...” Paintings by Adrian Ghenie, the General Staff building became the setting for the formal presentation of Adrian Ghenie’s painting “The Hunter” as a gift to the State Hermitage and the launch of the exhibition catalogue.

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7 February 2020

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and Collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

On 7 February 2020, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for the formal conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding and Collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

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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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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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