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25 February 2019

Intellectual Marathon A Passion for Piero della Francesca

On 22 February 2019, the General Staff building was the venue for the Hermitage’s sixth intellectual marathon, devoted this time to Piero della Francesca. The event focussed on classic art and the phenomenon of its present-day popularity.

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22 February 2019

Presentation of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book The Hermitage from the Scythians to Kiefer in the House of Books: 50 Exhibitions over 25 Years in the General Staff building

On 22 February 2019, the Small Atrium of the General Staff building was the venue for the presentation of Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book Ermitazh. Ot skifov do Kifera. 50 vystavok za 25 let [The Hermitage: from the Scythians to Kiefer. 50 Exhibitions over 25 Years] (ARCA publishers, St

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20 February 2019

On 20 and 21 February 2019, the State Hermitage and the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS are hosting the first International Congress of the Eurasian Association of Iranists

On 20 February 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the formal opening of the first International Congress of the Eurasian Association of Iranists. The assembled guests and congress participants were welcomed by Svetlana Adaksina, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage.

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20 February 2019

The annual scholarly conference on “Heraldry: Theory and Practice”

On 20–22 February 2019, the annual scholarly conference on “Heraldry: Theory and Practice” is being held in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage.

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20 February 2019

The 160th Anniversary of the Formation of the Imperial Archaeological Commission

On 20 February 2019 a ceremonial gathering took place in the Hermitage Theatre to mark the 160th anniversary of the foundation of the Imperial Archaeological Commission.

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18 February 2019

Who Invented the Hermitage Logo? On the 80th Anniversary of the Birth of Askold Kuzminsky

On 16 February 2019, the formal opening of the exhibition “Who Invented the Hermitage Logo? On the 80th Anniversary of the Birth of Askold Kuzminsky” took place in the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre.

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18 February 2019

Seminar in Dallas: “Finding a Way: The Soft Diplomacy of Art Exchanges Between Russia and the United States”

On 13 February 2019, at the Meadows Museum in Dallas, in a hall used to display a huge Murillo canvas that belongs to the Story of Jacob series, of which there are two other paintings in the Hermitage, a seminar was held that had been organized by the American Association of Art Museum Directors and

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18 February 2019

Lecture by Silvia Ronchey in the General Staff building

On 15 February, as part of the programme prepared for the opening of Umberto Mariani’s exhibition in the General Staff building, Silvia Ronchey gave a lecture entitled “The Way to Byzantium: the cult and culture of the icon from Plato to abstract art”.

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18 February 2019

Flora by Francesco Melzi. Conservation Completed

On 16 February 2019, the exhibition “Flora by Francesco Melzi. Conservation Completed” was formally opened in the Apollo Hall of the Winter Palace.

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18 February 2019

Day of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky in the Hermitage

In the Hermitage 16 February 2019 became the Day of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky (1908–1990), an Academician, one of this country’s outstanding archaeologists and orientalists, who was head of the State Hermitage for more than two decades.

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13 February 2019

Abstract Art in Italy. Umberto Mariani

From 13 February 2019, the exhibition Abstract Art in Italy. Umberto Mariani is being held in the General Staff building.

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11 February 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 31 January 2019, three visitors made an entry in the comments book for one of the exhibitions being held in the State Hermitage’s General Staff building that contained a threat to steal a painting from the museum.

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11 February 2019

Marking the Day of Russian Science. Demonstration of the First North-Western Installation of the Mega-Science Class “Quantologoi” or “Scientists Joking”

On 8 February 2019, the Day of Russian Science, the Forum of the General Staff building was the venue for the demonstration of the operation of the First North-Western Installation of the Megascience Class “Quantologoi” or “Scientists Joking”.

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11 February 2019

Lecture by Professor Piergiorgio Odifreddi

On 8 February 2019, the Atrium of the General Staff building was the venue for the third in a cycle of lectures accompanying the exhibition “Piero della Francesca. Monarch of Painting”.

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25 January 2019

Readings in Memory of Vladimir Grigoryevich Lukonin

On 23 and 24 January 2019, the State Hermitage held the latest Readings dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Grigoryevich Lukonin (1932–1984), an outstanding Russian specialist on the culture and art of ancient and mediaeval Iran and head of the Hermitage’s Department of the East for more than a quar

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24 January 2019

A Delegation from the State Hermitage Visited Piskarevskoye Cemetery

As the 75th anniversary of the complete lifting of the Siege of Leningrad approaches, a delegation from the staff of the State Hermitage headed by the museum’s General Director Mikhail Piotrovsky, his deputies Svetlana Adaksina, Georgy Vilinbakhov and Alexander Prokhorenko and Major General Alexande

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23 January 2019

The State Hermitage informs

The State Hermitage reminds the public that the day when individuals can visit the museum free of charge has been moved to the third Thursday of the month.

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18 January 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 17 January 2019, in accordance with the plan for the restoration of the railings of the Alexander Column, the eagle that had previous been dismounted by the Hermitage’s specialist services was reinstalled.

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18 January 2019

Presentation of the Hermitage–Barcelona Building Design

On 18 January 2019, the State Hermitage’s Council Hall was the setting for a meeting with representatives of the Hermitage–Barcelona Foundation and discussion of the design for the building of the Hermitage-Barcelona Centre.

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14 January 2019

Briefing on the Double-Headed Eagle from the Railings of the Alexander Column

On 14 January 2019, Georgy Vadimovich Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage, gave a briefing in the museum devoted to the double-headed eagle removed from the railings of the Alexander Column for restoration.

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A Word from the Director

    • 27 Mar 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: To Touch the Atlantes

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    • 27 Feb 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Building Bridges of Trust

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    • 30 Jan 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: A Planet of White Elephants

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

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      The Hermitage at the VK Fest 2018

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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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