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4 April 2020

Appeal from Mikhail Piotrovsky as Head of the Union of Museums of Russia

On 2 April 2020, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky sent an appeal on behalf of the Union of Museums of Russia to the heads of the constituent territories of the Russian Federation, the heads of ministries and government agencies, the heads of municipalities, the founders of institutional museums and of

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3 April 2020

The Official Hotel of the State Hermitage has resolved to help veterans of the Siege of Leningrad during the period of total self-isolation

Since its opening, the Official Hotel of the State Hermitage has twice a year (on the anniversaries of the complete raising of the Siege of Leningrad and Victory Day) held memorial evenings for veterans of the Siege of Leningrad, those who defended the city on the front lines and people in the cultu

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3 April 2020

The Hermitage has had over 10 million virtual visits in two weeks

In the period from 17 March to 2 April 2020, people have paid more than 10 million virtual visits to the State Hermitage. We are very pleased that the Hermitage remains accessible even during the quarantine and that we do not need to be parted from our museum’s friends in other countries.

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2 April 2020

From the Hermitage to the World

On 3 April 2020, at 7.00 pm Moscow Time, the Hermitage will be presenting a virtual guided tour of the Winter Palace state rooms in English.

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1 April 2020

From the Hermitage to Italy. Expressions of thanks from the Mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, and the Italian Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini

On 26 March 2020, the State Hermitage streamed its first online guided tour of the state rooms of the Winter Palace in Italian. That was the start of the project “From the Hermitage to Italy” – a way of supporting Italian friends of the museum and expressing solidarity with the Italian people.

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31 March 2020

A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series: Director’s Choice

On 30 March 2020, the cultural TV channel Russia-K broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “Director’s Choice”.

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29 March 2020

The Year of Raphael in the Hermitage. Live streaming from the Raphael Hall

On 29 March 2020, a web camera was installed in the State Hermitage’s Majolica Hall, also known as the Raphael Hall.

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26 March 2020

The Hermitage Is Working Online. Cultured Isolation

Since 17 March 2020, the Hermitage has been making daily live broadcasts over the social networks. As of today, 19 live shows have already gone out and they have received over 4,500,000 views, which is indicative of a high demand and their great social significance. These programmes are allowing peo

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25 March 2020

From the Hermitage to Italy

This Thursday, March 26, at 12.00 MSK (10.00 CET) the Hermitage will conduct an online tour of the museum in Italian.

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24 March 2020

Сreativity and Daydream. Korean Eye 2020: Contemporary Korean Art

On 24 March 2020, the Hermitage broadcast online from the General Staff building the opening of the exhibition “Сreativity and Daydream. Korean Eye 2020: Contemporary Korean Art” and a presentation of the display by its curators. This event is the continuation of a series of projects that sees the

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24 March 2020

Report-and-Election Conference of the Creative Union of Museum Workers of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region

On 13 March 2020, the Council Hall of the State Hermitage was the venue for a report-and-election conference of the Creative Union of Museum Workers of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region. The conference was attended by 32 delegates from 21 museums.

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22 March 2020

Cultured Isolation

The Hermitage has temporarily stopped receiving visitors, but that does not mean that the museum is not living a full life. We are continuing our efforts to do everything possible to avoid separating our visitors from the collections of one of the world’s greatest museums.

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21 March 2020

Leonardo da Vinci’s Benois Madonna has returned to the permanent display

On 19 March 2020, Leonardo da Vinci’s Benois Madonna returned to the permanent display in the Leonardo Hall (Hall 214) of the State Hermitage after almost a year travelling around exhibitions in different countries.

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21 March 2020

Commencement of the exhibition “In Memory of Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich. Items from the Collection Donated to the Hermitage”

On 20 March 2020, the exhibition “In Memory of Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich. Items from the Collection Donated to the Hermitage” began its run in the State Hermitage. On display in the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre are works of decorative and applied art that were donated to the Hermitage in 191

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17 March 2020

The State Hermitage informs

The State Hermitage Museum is temporally closed for visitors

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13 March 2020

The State Hermitage informs

In conjunction with the spread of the coronavirus and the Resolution of the Government of Saint Petersburg №121 “On measures to counteract the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg” issued on 13 March 2020, the State Hermitage informs the public of the following.

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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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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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A Word from the Director

    • 1 Apr 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Cultured Isolation

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    • 26 Feb 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Revering authenticity

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    • 22 Jan 2020

      Piotrovsky: One should take pride not so much in having a “good” history as a complex one

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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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