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21 October 2019

Opening of the exhibition ““A JOY FOR ALL THE SENSES. 16th–19th-Century Western European Still Lifes from the Collection of the State Hermitage” in Orenburg

On 18 October 2019, the exhibition “A JOY FOR ALL THE SENSES. 16th–19th-Century Western European Still Lifes from the Collection of the State Hermitage” was formally opened at the Orenburg Regional Museum of Fine Arts.

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18 October 2019

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s visit to Saudi Arabia

On 14 October 2019, as part of the state visit to Saudi Arabia made by Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, the Director of the State Hermitage, Mikhail Piotrovsky, participated in a Russian-Saudi economic council where investment in culture was among the matters discussed.

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15 October 2019

Weaponry Seminar

On 11 October 2019, the latest session of the Weaponry Seminar took place in the State Hermitage.

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15 October 2019

Training course in Yekaterinburg under the Hermitage School of Restoration programme

From 5 to 15 October 2019, Yekaterinburg is the venue for the training course in “Conducting Pre-Restoration Laboratory Studies. Part 2”, the aim of which is to increase the professional skills of restorers in the Urals, to provide instruction, help with methodology and consultations.

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15 October 2019

Round Table “Vasily Stasov and His Time. Marking the 250th Anniversary of His Birth”

On 11 October 2019, as part of the “They served the Hermitage” project, the State Hermitage held a round table conference on “Vasily Stasov and His Time. Marking the 250th Anniversary of His Birth”.

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15 October 2019

Hermitage Days in Venice

From 10 to 12 October 2019, Hermitage Days were held in Venice, in the course of which several significant events took place with the participation of members of the State Hermitage staff, headed by Mikhail Piotrovsky, the museum’s General Director.

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14 October 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Pages from Photographic History” at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre

On 11 October 2019, the exhibition “Pages from Photographic History” was opened at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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14 October 2019

Opening of the exhibition “From Neo-Classicism to Impressionism. 19th-Century French Painting and Sculpture from the Hermitage Collection” at the Hermitage–Vyborg Centre

On 12 October 2019, the exhibition “From Neo-Classicism to Impressionism. 19th-Century French Painting and Sculpture from the Hermitage Collection” was opened at the Hermitage–Vyborg Exhibition Centre.

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14 October 2019

Charity Project-Experiment “Cinema in the Hermitage”

On 11 October 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the inauguration of “Cinema in the Hermitage” – a charity project-experiment on the part of the State Hermitage and the online cinema tvzavr marking the Year of the Theatre in Russia.

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14 October 2019

19th “Roerich Legacy” International Theoretical and Practical Conference. Awards ceremony for the Nicholas Roerich International Prize 2019

On 11 October 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the 19th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “The Roerich Legacy” and the awards ceremony for the recipients of the International Nicholas Roerich Prize in 2019.

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11 October 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Today, 11 October 2019, Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, signed an order on the appointment of Mikhail Piotrovsky as General Director of the State Hermitage for three years.

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11 October 2019

Separate Collection of Waste at the Hermitage

In September 2019, the separate collection of plastic waste was organized at the Hermitage.

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11 October 2019

Opening of the Hermitage Days in Kaliningrad

On 10 October 2019, the Kaliningrad Museum of Fine Arts was the venue for the opening of the Hermitage Days, which are being held for the first time in Russia’s westernmost region. The project started off with the exhibition “Alexander I and Napoleon. The Meeting on the Neman” devoted to one of the

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11 October 2019

Conference on “Byzantium in the Context of World History”

On 8–11 October 2019, the State Hermitage hosted the conference “Byzantium in the Context of World History” dedicated to the memory of the prominent Byzantist Alisa Vladimirovna Bank, who worked for many decades in the Hermitage’s Department of the East.

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9 October 2019

Mikhail Piotrovsky made an Honorary Citizen of Yerevan

Mikhail Piotrovsky has been awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Yerevan for his invaluable contribution to the cause of advancing Armenian culture, for the preservation of cultural treasures of world heritage, and for his long and productive activities.

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8 October 2019

Presentation of Jaume Plensa’s work Carlota as part of the Sculpture in the Courtyard project

On 8 October 2019, the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace was the setting for the presentation of the exhibition “Jaume Plensa: Carlota” that has been organized as part of the annual Sculpture in the Courtyard project.

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8 October 2019

14th Baltic Star Awards Ceremony

On 7 October 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the 16th annual awards ceremony of the Baltic Star, an international prize for the development and strengthening of links in the humanities among the countries of the Baltic region.

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7 October 2019

Students’ Day in the Hermitage

In keeping with tradition, the first Sunday in October was Students’ Day, a celebration of the opening of the new educational season in the State Hermitage’s Youth Centre. This year its main theme was the Venice Biennale.

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1 October 2019

Press Conference held at TASS about the International Dyslexia Awareness Week being Marked in the General Staff Building

On 30 September 2019, a press conference was held at TASS in the form of a video link between Saint Petersburg and Moscow devoted to International Dyslexia Awareness Week.

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1 October 2019

Opening of the Hermitage Days in Nakhodka

On 1 October 2019, the opening of the Hermitage Days took place in the Museum and Exhibition Centre in the port city of Nakhodka.

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A Word from the Director

    • 4 Oct 2019

      A museum's place is midway between a temple and Disneyland

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    • 23 Sep 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: There were exchanges between Russian and American museums even during the Cold War

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    • 9 Sep 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: The Hermitage is finishing the restoration of the shrine of Alexander Nevsky

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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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