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22 May 2018

International Conference on “Subsistence Strategies in the Stone Age, Direct and Indirect Evidence of Fishing and Gathering”

On 15–18 May 2018, the State Hermitage hosted an international conference on “Subsistence Strategies in the Stone Age, Direct and Indirect Evidence of Fishing and Gathering” dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mikhailovich Lozovsky.

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21 May 2018

The State Hermitage in the Night of Museums 2018

On 19 May 2018, the State Hermitage as usual took part in the international Night of Museums action. Special programmes were prepared for visitors to the Manege of the Small Hermitage and the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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21 May 2018

Alexander Gorodnitsky’s Concert “by the Hermitage Steps”

On 20 May 2018 Alexander Gorodnitsky, the writer of the famous song “The Atlantes hold up the sky on their stone arms”, gave a concert in front of the New Hermitage’s Portico with Atlantes. The event was organized by the State Hermitage and Alexander Gorodnitsky’s Foundation for the development and

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18 May 2018

Opening of the refurbished permanent display “The Art of the Islamic Middle East: The Ottoman Empire”

For International Museum Day, the State Hermitage prepared a present for its visitors: after being closed for a long period the refurbished permanent display “The Art of the Islamic Middle East: The Ottoman Empire” opened to the public.

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18 May 2018

International Museum Day in the Hermitage. Honouring Veteran Museum Workers

On 18 May 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the traditional awards ceremony for the most meritorious museum workers in St Petersburg and Leningrad Region, timed to coincide with International Museum Day.

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17 May 2018

Charity event: The Hermitage Gathers Friends 2018

On 17 May 2018, the State Hermitage held a charity event with the motto “The Hermitage Gathers Friends” to mark the International Day for the Protection of Children. The special occasion was arranged by Umka, a St Petersburg-based public charitable organization that assists handicapped children, in

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17 May 2018

Arte Povera a Creative Revolution

On 16 May 2018, the exhibition “Arte Povera. A Creative Revolution” opened in the State Hermitage. It presents over 50 works by Italian artists of the second half of the 20th century from the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli (Rivoli-Turin, Italy), GAM – the Galleria Civica di Arte Moder

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17 May 2018

15-летие Первой очереди Реставрационно-хранительского центра «Старая Деревня»

The 16 May 2018 was the 15th anniversary of the opening of the first phase of the State Hermitage’s Restoration and Storage Centre in the Staraya Derevnya district of St Petersburg. The occasion was marked by a formal ceremony.

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16 May 2018

Collaboration Agreement between the State Hermitage, the comune of Reggio Emilia and the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani

On 15 May 2018, in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, Luca Vecchi, Mayor of the comune of Reggio Emilia, and Davide Zanichelli, President of the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, signed a collaboration agreement.

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11 May 2018

Reception for Veterans of the Great Patriotic War

On 9 May 2018, the Official Hotel of the State Hermitage was the venue for the traditional festive reception for veterans of the Great Patriotic War organized by the State Hermitage, the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers, the Imperial Porcelain Factory and the public joint-stock company TGK-1.

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8 May 2018

The expedition of experts to study the historical and cultural monuments of the south coast of the Crimea has finished

Between 22 April and 4 May an international expedition of experts and photographers visited the Crimea for the multi-disciplinary study of historical and cultural monuments on the south coast of the peninsula. On 27 April the Vorontsov Palace at Alupka was the setting for a presentation of the progr

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7 May 2018

Hermitage Day in Vyborg 2018

On 4 May 2018 the Hermitage Day in Vyborg took place.

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4 May 2018

Opening of the exhibition ”The Lombards. A People Who Changed History”

On 3 May 2018, the exhibition “The Lombards. A People who Changed History” was formally opened in the Manege of the Small Hermitage. It has been organized by the State Hermitage, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Museo Civici di Pavia, the municipality of Pavia with the participat

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4 May 2018

Exhibition of The Best Photographs from the State Hermitage’s Instagram Account

On 1 May 2018, an exhibition of photographs of the State Hermitage published on the museum’s official Instagram account (@hermitage_museum) opened at the Nevsky Centre shopping mall (114–116, Nevsky Prospekt).

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3 May 2018

“The Past at Your Fingertips” Graduation Party

On 27 April 2018, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for a celebration to mark pupils of the end of another three-year cycle of lessons in the programme “The Past at Your Fingertips”.

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3 May 2018

Meeting with the Bizot Group

On 27 April 2018, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna was the venue for the latest gathering of the Bizot Group, an informal association of the world’s leading museums that engage in organizing exhibitions. As usual, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, took part.

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28 April 2018

Days of Classical Antiquity in the Hermitage festival

Around 1,000 school pupils interested in the art, history and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome were drawn to the festival for children and teenagers Days of Classical Antiquity that was held in the State Hermitage’s Halls of the Art of the Ancient World from 20 to 28 April 2018.

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28 April 2018

A press conference devoted to “Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires”

On 27 April 2018 the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a press conference devoted to “Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires” organized by the State Hermitage and the VISITFLANDERS Toerisme Vlaanderen – the Flemish tourist board.

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27 April 2018

Hermitage Day in London 2018

On 26 April 2018, the board of trustees of the Hermitage Foundation (UK) held a meeting in London that discussed current issues and new projects and held a competition for the post of new executive director.

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25 April 2018

Hermitage awarded an IT-Leader prize

The State Hermitage has won an IT-Leader prize, which is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the development of information technologies in Russia. The winners of the annual nationwide prize were announced in Moscow on 24 April 2018.

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A Word from the Director

    • 26 Apr 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky spoke about a “Road of Life” for culture

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    • 20 Mar 2018

      Seek opportunities in troubles

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    • 16 Mar 2018

      “Violating the integrity of a collection will lead to the ravaging of the museum fund”

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 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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    • 20 May 2016

      The State Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2016 Festival

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