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20 July 2021

Opening of the exhibition “Raphael Santi. La belle jardinière: Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist”

On 20 July 2021, a virtual opening ceremony took place in the Apollo Hall of the Winter Palace for an exhibition organized by the State Hermitage and the Musée du Louvre – “Raphael Santi. La belle jardinière: Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist”.

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15 July 2021

“The Hermitage has set foot on the unsteady soil of TikTok”

“The Hermitage has set foot on the unsteady soil of TikTok: with dances that everyone will like and with clever songs that connoisseurs will like. Beauty in diversity – that is the Hermitage’s style,” says Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage.

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8 July 2021

Separate tickets for the exhibition “Transfigurations. African Masks of the 19th and 20th Centuries”

From 13 July 2021, the official State Hermitage website tickets.hermitagemuseum.org is offering separate entry tickets to the temporary exhibition “Transfigurations. African Masks of the 19th and 20th Centuries”. The exhibition is running in the Manege of the Small Hermitage until 12 December 2021..

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7 July 2021

New Issue of the Hermitage Magazine

A new issue of the Hermitage magazine has been published (No 30, 2021), prepared by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Hermitage 21st Century Foundation.

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7 July 2021

Collaboration between the State Hermitage and HEINEKEN continues

For a period of 16 years now, the brewing company HEINEKEN has been one of the State Hermitage’s long-standing partners.

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2 July 2021

Opening of the Hermitage–Ural Cultural and Educational Centre

From 3 July 2021, the Hermitage–Ural Exhibition Centre – a satellite of the State Hermitage and, at the same time, part of the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts – will open its doors to the public in Yekaterinburg.

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2 July 2021

Changes to the approach to the General Staff building due to the EURO 2020 tournament

On 2 and 3 July 2021, a EURO 2020 fan zone is operating on Palace Square, and this may cause restrictions to pedestrians.

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2 July 2021

Achilles the Cat’s Prediction for Switzerland v. Spain

On 2 July 2021, in the museum’s Bosporan Hall, the Hermitage’s feline oracle Achilles made his prediction of the outcome of the EURO 2020 quarter final between Switzerland and Spain later in the day. This will be the last match to take place in Saint Petersburg and the last that Achilles will be pre

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1 July 2021

Sale of tickets begins for the evening performances of the Flora project in the Hermitage

From 1 July 2021. it is possible to buy tickets on the State Hermitage website for the evening performances of the Flora theatrical-musical project.

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1 July 2021

Opening of the exhibition “From Romanticism to Impressionism. 19th-Century French Painting and Sculpture from the Hermitage Collection” in the Hermitage–Ural Exhibition Centre

On 1 July 2021, a formal online ceremony was held in the Hermitage–Ural Exhibition Centre to open its first exhibition – “From Romanticism to Impressionism. 19th-Century French Painting and Sculpture from the Hermitage Collection”. The exhibition anticipated the inauguration of the Hermitage–Ural Cu

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1 July 2021

Conference in memory of Tamara Vladimirovna Rappe (1948–2017)

On 29 June 2021, an online conference took place that was dedicated to the memory of Tamara Vladimirovna Rappe (1948–2017), one of our country’s foremost specialists on Western European applied art and one of the key figures in the history of the Hermitage in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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29 June 2021

Archaeological expedition in Chersonesus discovered an unexplored early Christian burial vault from the 4th–7th centuries

In June 2021, during archaeological studies on the territory of the Southern Suburb of ancient Chersonesus, a unique, previously unexplored archaeological object was discovered – a Christian burial vault from the 4th–7th centuries.

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28 June 2021

The Traditional Charity Reception in the Winter Palace.

On 26 June 2021, the traditional charity reception took place in the Winter Palace.

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25 June 2021

The exhibition “The Union of Earth and Water. The theme of the seashell in 16th–21st-century works of applied art from the State Hermitage collection” opens in Vladivostok

On 25 June 2021, the Primorye (Maritime) State Picture Gallery in Vladivostok was the setting for the opening of the exhibition “The Union of Earth and Water. The theme of the seashell in 16th–21st-century works of applied art from the State Hermitage collection”. The new exhibition is already the s

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24 June 2021

The State Hermitage informs

Due to the restrictions on movement in the centre of Saint Petersburg on 25 June 2021 because of the holding of the Scarlet Sails celebration, we ask you to note that holders of tickets to the Hermitage (the Main Museum Complex, General Staff building and Winter Palace of Peter I) for time slots fro

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23 June 2021

Achilles Predicts the Sweden–Poland Match

On 23 June 2021, in the museum’s Bosporan Hall, the Hermitage’s feline oracle Achilles made his prediction of the winner in the match between Sweden and Poland due to take place in Saint Petersburg later in the day.

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21 June 2021

Achilles Predicts the Belgium–Finland Match

On 21 June 2021, in the museum’s Bosporan Hall, the Hermitage’s feline oracle Achilles made his prediction of the winner in the match between Belgium and Finland due to take place in Saint Petersburg later in the day.

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18 June 2021

The film A Passion for the Hermitage is now on YouTube

The five-part documentary film A Passion for the Hermitage (2003) by the Dutch director Aliona van der Horst has been published on YouTube.

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18 June 2021

Divine Liturgy in the Winter Palace Church of the Vernicle

On 17 June 2021, close to the Orthodox Feast of the Holy Trinity and the Saturday of Souls, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Church of the Vernicle in the Winter Palace, including prayers for the eternal rest of all the members of the Hermitage staff entered in the Book of Remembrance (Synod

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18 June 2021

Collaboration between the State Hermitage and the company Pernod Ricard Rouss

The State Hermitage and the company Pernod Ricard Rouss announce the start of a three-year collaboration: Pernod Ricard Rouss will become a partner of one of the world’s largest museums and is honoured to join its Friends’ Club.

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A Word from the Director

    • 30 Jun 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Art is a good litmus test

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    • 26 May 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Where confrontation comes from

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    • 1 May 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky's interview with the Echo of Moscow radio station on the programme “Time Not Gone By”

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