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16 September 2020

“Lk 15, 11–32. Rembrandt. Dedication, Alexander Sokurov.” Opening of the exhibition

On 15 September 2020, the exhibition “Lk 15, 11–32. Rembrandt. Dedication, Alexander Sokurov” opened in the State Hermitage.

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10 September 2020

The Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky Prize

Saint Petersburg State University has instituted a prize named in honour of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky. The official resolution was issued on 9 September 2020.

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10 September 2020

Discussion: “Museums of the World: the New Reality Online and Offline”

On 9 September 2020, the multimedia press centre of the international information agency Russia Today became the venue for an international online discussion on the topic of “Museums of the World: the New Reality Online and Offline” organized by the multimedia service Okko.

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9 September 2020

“Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History” Opening of the Exhibition

On 8 September 2020, the exhibition “Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History” opened at the State Hermitage. This is the first personal exhibition in Russia of Zhang Huan, one of the most famous contemporary Chinese artists.

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9 September 2020

The Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Siege of Leningrad was held in the Hermitage

On 8 September 2020, Saint Petersburg marked the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Siege of Leningrad for the third time.

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3 September 2020

“Biologists. The First Line of Defence”. 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 – “Biologists. The First Line of Defence”.

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2 September 2020

The Gallery of the Department of Numismatics. Extension of Fixed Route No 2 in the Main Museum Complex

From 1 September 2020, Fixed Route No 2 (entry by way of the Church Staircase) will include the halls of the Department of Numismatics located on the top floor of the Winter Palace (Halls 398–400).

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2 September 2020

Sale of tickets starts for the exhibition “Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History”

On 2 September 2020, the State Hermitage’s official website tickets.hermitagemuseum.org began selling entry tickets for the temporary exhibition “Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History”.

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2 September 2020

Festive Ceremony to Mark the Day of the Russian Guards

On 2 September 2020, the War Gallery of 1812 in the Winter Palace was the setting for a festive ceremony to mark the Day of the Russian Guards.

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31 August 2020

New virtual tour available on the museum website – the display of Early Russian icons from the 14th to early 18th centuries

The State Hermitage is presenting a new virtual tour, of the display of Early Russian icons from the 14th to early 18th centuries. It occupies four rooms (Halls 143–146) and comprises more than 80 icons that include both genuine masterpieces and works that add to our knowledge of Early Russian icon-

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28 August 2020

Video Conference on “Collaboration between Leading Museums in Russia and Iran during the Pandemic – an exchange of experience”

On 25 August 2020, a video conference was held on “Collaboration between Leading Museums in Russia and Iran during the Pandemic – an exchange of experience”. The conference was organized on the initiative of the Cultural Representation attached to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the R

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28 August 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky gave an interview in Arabic on the creation of a 3D model of ancient Palmyra

On 25 August 2020, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, took part in a programme on the Russia Today Arabic TV channel devoted to the creation of a 3D model of ancient Palmyra.

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28 August 2020

26th Session of the State Hermitage’s International Advisory Board

On 28 August 2020, the 26th session of the State Hermitage’s International Advisory Board took place in the format of a Zoom conference. For the first time in the over a quarter-century existence of the Advisory Board its meeting was held online.

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26 August 2020

Museum 15/24. The Russian members of the International Youth Consultative Board meet with the curators of the exhibition “After Raphael. 1520–2020”

On 25 August 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 curators of the exhibition “After Raphael. 1520–2020”.

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26 August 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky. Casting for a New Life

It is a month since the Hermitage opened to visitors. It has been an exam. I think we passed it quite well.

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20 August 2020

Presentation of a 3D model of ancient Palmyra

On 22 August 2020, the completed 3D model of ancient Palmyra was presented in Saint Petersburg. It was created by the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute for the History of Material Culture (IHMC) and is the world’s most precise and detailed digital model of the current state of the site.

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17 August 2020

20 August 2020 is a day when children, students and large families can visit the Hermitage free of charge

The State Hermitage is declaring 20 August 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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15 August 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Images of Nature in Works of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. 18th–21st Centuries” in Vyborg

On 15 August 2020, the exhibition “Images of Nature in Works of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. 18th–21st Centuries” began running at the Hermitage–Vyborg exhibition centre. The event has been organized by the State Hermitage with the participation of the Imperial Porcelain Factory joint-stock compa

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14 August 2020

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

From 15 August the exhibition “Conquest of the Irrational. Books illustrated by Salvador Dali from the Collections of Mark and Pavel Bashmakov” in the General Staff building is again accessible to visitors. It will now run until 18 October.

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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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