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21 January 2020

The State Hermitage informs

On 21 January 2020, the Hermitage’s Museum Security Service received information from law-enforcement bodies about a bomb threat.

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20 January 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s book Director’s Choice

In 2019, the Arca publishing house brought out the book Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky. Director’s Choice. The Hermitage.

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31 December 2019

The State Hermitage informs

The Hermitage informs its visitors of the museum’s working hours over the New Year holidays.

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31 December 2019

The Last Exhibition of the Year

On 31 December, New Year’s Eve, the 18th year in succession the Hermitage is opening the final exhibition devoted to the most notable gifts received in the past twelve months.

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31 December 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Henri Matisse: Jazz”

On 30 December 2019, the exhibition “Jazz”, marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse, began running in the General Staff building.

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25 December 2019

Ceremony marking the anniversary of the “the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”

On 25 December 2018, the anniversary of the publication of the Manifesto on “the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”, the traditional thanksgiving service was held in the Church of the Vernicle – the Great Church of the Winter Palace. Archpriest Vladimir Sorokin, Dean of the Prince Vl

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23 December 2019

Working Meeting at UNESCO on the Regeneration of Palmyra

A working meeting on the regeneration of Palmyra took place on 18 December 2019 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The aim of the meeting was to determine optimal approaches to the problem of reviving the World Heritage site.

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23 December 2019

New Year Fancy Dress Party “Total Sur!” at the Hermitage Youth Centre

On 21 December 2019, the General Staff building was the venue for the traditional New Year’s student fancy dress party organized by the Youth Centre of the State Hermitage.

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20 December 2019

New Year Party for Special-Needs Children in the Hermitage

On 20 December 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for a New Year party for children with health-related disabilities who participate in the special programme “My Hermitage”.

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19 December 2019

Research and Application Seminar “The Museum and Young People. In Search of a Common Language”

On 18 December 2019, as part of a visit to the State Hermitage by a delegation of representatives of Dutch museums, the Youth Centre hosted a research and application seminar “The Museum and Young People. In Search of a Common Language” in which the guests from the Netherlands participated together

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17 December 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Leather. Artworks from Old Europe”

On 17 December 2019, the exhibition “Leather. Artworks from Old Europe” was opened in the Blue Bedroom of the Winter Palace. It presents around 80 items from the stocks of the Department of Western European Applied Art and the “Arsenal”, many of which are being shown publicly for the first time.

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17 December 2019

Intellectual Marathon: “The Plywood Theatre. Art breaking boundaries”

On 13 December 2019, the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre became the venue for an intellectual marathon entitled “The Plywood Theatre. Art breaking boundaries”.

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16 December 2019

Scholarly Conference “Sub specie aeternitatis. Mediaeval archaeology of Eastern Europe. Marking the 100th anniversary of V.D. Beletsky’s birth”

On 11 and 12 December 2019, the State Hermitage was the venue for a Scholarly Conference “Sub specie aeternitatis. Mediaeval archaeology of Eastern Europe. Marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of V.D. Beletsky (1918–1997)”.

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13 December 2019

The House on Palace Embankment 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 – “The Hermitage. The House on Palace Embankment”.

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13 December 2019

Annual December Meeting with Heads of Partner Tourist Companies of the State Hermitage

On 12 December 2019, the Jordan Gallery of the Winter Palace was the setting for the annual December meeting with heads of partner tourist companies of the State Hermitage.

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12 December 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Additional working hours for the exhibitions "Assyrian Art from the British Museum" and ""Tis Potemkin Himself"

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12 December 2019

Mikhail Piotrovsky Bridges of Culture: Articles, Interviews, Speeches

As part of its Honorary Doctors of the University series, the Publishing House of the Saint Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences has brought out an anthology of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s works: Mosty kul’tury: stat’i, interv’iu, vystupleniia [Bridges of Culture: Articles, Interview

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12 December 2019

Ex Oriente lux Marking the 75th birthday of Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky

A book has been published to mark a milestone in the life of the prominent Russian Orientalist-Arabist Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky under the Latin titled Ex Oriente lux [ “Light from the East”].

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10 December 2019

Opening of the exhibition “I founded therein my royal palace…” Assyrian Art from the British Museum

On 9 December 2019, during the Hermitage Days, the first-ever exhibition in Russia of art from ancient Assyria – “I founded therein my royal palace.” – was opened in the Manege of the Small Hermitage. The exhibition has been organized by the State Hermitage and the British Museum, which possesses th

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10 December 2019

International Day of Hermitage Friends

On 8 December 2019, the General Staff building became the venue for the celebration of the International Day of Hermitage Friends, to which Friends of the museum from all over the world are traditionally invited.

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A Word from the Director

    • 9 Dec 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Custodian

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    • 9 Dec 2019

      A portrait against the background of museum and city. Mikhail Piotrovsky at 75.

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    • 9 Dec 2019

      The Piotrovsky Code

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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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