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11 May 2019

Hermitage Days in Berlin 2019

On 6 and 7 May 2019, Hermitage Days were held for the first time in Berlin, organized by the State Hermitage, the company Artbridge and the publishing house Arca.

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8 May 2019

The Hermitage at the 58th Venice Biennale

On 8 May 2019, the Russian national pavilion was presented at the 58th Venice Biennale. The Biennale starts officially on Saturday, 11 May. Prior to that previews for specialists and press showings are taking place.

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6 May 2019

Days of Classical Antiquity festival

On 20 to 28 April 2019, the thirteenth Days of Classical Antiquity festival was held in the State Hermitage’s Halls of the Art of the Ancient World. It was devoted to the study, propagation and popularization of Ancient Greek and Roman art among children and young people.

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30 April 2019

Visit to the State Hermitage by a delegation of the Trustees of the National Gallery (London)

On 27–29 April 2019, a delegation of Trustees of the National Gallery in London headed by the museum’s Director, Gabriele Finaldi, paid a visit to the State Hermitage.

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29 April 2019

Special Showing of the Film Michelangelo: Love and Death

On 29 April 2019, the State Hermitage’s Lecture Hall in the General Staff building was the venue for a special screening of the film Michelangelo: Love and Death for members of the Hermitage Friends’ Club.

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26 April 2019

Celebration of the Netherlands’ King’s Day and the 10th Anniversary of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre

On 25 April 2019, two Russian-Dutch events were celebrated at once at the Menshikov Palace – the birthday of King Willem-Alexander and the 10th anniversary of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre.

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25 April 2019

Latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”

On 24 April 2019, the Hermitage hosted the latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”.

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23 April 2019

Public Programme A Conversation about Roberto Matta and the Fourth Dimension

On 20 April 2019, the Lecture Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a large public programme entitled “A Conversation about Roberto Matta and the Fourth Dimension”.

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23 April 2019

International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards

From 21 to 26 April 2019, the 9th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards is being held in St Petersburg.

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23 April 2019

In Memoriam Jayne Wrightsman

On 20 April 2019, Jayne Wrightsman, a long-time devoted friend of the State Hermitage, passed away. She did so much for the museum that her name will forever be at the head of the list of our patrons and benefactors.

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19 April 2019

“The Past at Your Fingertips” Graduation Party

On 17 April 2019, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for the eleventh graduation party for the programme “The Past at Your Fingertips”.

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19 April 2019

Opening of the exhibition “‘Gods, Men, Heroes’. From the Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Naples and the Parco Archeologico di Pompei”

On 18 April 2019, the exhibition “‘Gods, Men, Heroes’. From the Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Naples and the Parco Archeologico di Pompei” was opened in the Manege of the Small Hermitage.

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18 April 2019

The Costume Gallery has opened after Restoration and Curatorial Work

On 17 April 2019, the Costume Gallery open-storage facility at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre opened to visitors in renewed form.

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18 April 2019

New instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s TV series

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “The Hermitage. Sacrifice”.

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17 April 2019

Presentation of the Gatchina Venus after restoration

On 16 April 2019, in the Hall of the Hellenistic Era in the New Hermitage, the sculpture known as the Gatchina Venus was presented after restoration. The ancient art work from the 3rd–2nd century BC was restored with the financial support of the pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter.

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15 April 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Paolo Uccello. St George and the Dragon. From the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris”

On 13 April 2019, the formal opening of the latest exhibition in the “Masterpieces from the World’s Museums in the Hermitage” series – “Paolo Uccello. St George and the Dragon. From the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris” – took place in the Apollo Hall of the State Hermitage.

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15 April 2019

Meeting of the Petersburg Dialogue Forum’s working group on culture in Berlin

On 8–10 April 2019, the Archaeological Centre was the venue for a meeting of the Petersburg Dialogue Forum’s working group on culture.

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15 April 2019

Meeting of members of the Petersburg Dialogue Co-ordinating Committees and heads of working groups

On 13 April 2019, the Hotel Astoria in St Petersburg was the venue for a meeting of the Petersburg Dialogue Co-ordinating Committees and heads of working groups.

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15 April 2019

Interactive programme for children: Cosmonautics Day in the State Hermitage

On 12 April 2019, the museum offered its young visitors the traditional “Cosmonautics Day in the Hermitage” programme. It was planned and conducted by the staff of the School Centre and the museum’s volunteers.

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A Word from the Director

    • 28 Dec 2020

      “We Keep Our Bridges Open”. Interview for EastEast Paper

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    • 2 Dec 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Cultural Heritage under Siege

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    • 13 Nov 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: War belongs to the life of animals, culture to the life of people. An interview with the Mir TV channel

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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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