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26 August 2020

Museum 15/24. The Russian members of the International Youth Consultative Board meet with the curators of the exhibition “After Raphael. 1520–2020”

On 25 August 2020, as part of the Russian-Dutch project Museum 15/24, an online meeting took place between Russian members of the International Youth Consultative Board (IYCB) and curators of the exhibition “After Raphael. 1520–2020”.

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26 August 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky. Casting for a New Life

It is a month since the Hermitage opened to visitors. It has been an exam. I think we passed it quite well.

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20 August 2020

Presentation of a 3D model of ancient Palmyra

On 22 August 2020, the completed 3D model of ancient Palmyra was presented in Saint Petersburg. It was created by the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute for the History of Material Culture (IHMC) and is the world’s most precise and detailed digital model of the current state of the site.

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17 August 2020

20 August 2020 is a day when children, students and large families can visit the Hermitage free of charge

The State Hermitage is declaring 20 August 2020 a day of free-of-charge entry for children, students and large families (with three or more children under 18).

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15 August 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Images of Nature in Works of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. 18th–21st Centuries” in Vyborg

On 15 August 2020, the exhibition “Images of Nature in Works of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. 18th–21st Centuries” began running at the Hermitage–Vyborg exhibition centre. The event has been organized by the State Hermitage with the participation of the Imperial Porcelain Factory joint-stock compa

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14 August 2020

Extension of the exhibition “Conquest of the Irrational. Books illustrated by Salvador Dali from the Collections of Mark and Pavel Bashmakov”

From 15 August the exhibition “Conquest of the Irrational. Books illustrated by Salvador Dali from the Collections of Mark and Pavel Bashmakov” in the General Staff building is again accessible to visitors. It will now run until 18 October.

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12 August 2020

Maintenance work on the Hermitage ticket website

Please note that the State Hermitage’s official website for ticket sales tickets.hermitagemuseum.org will not be accessible for the purchase of tickets from 10 pm Moscow Time (UTC+3) on 12 August 2020 to 8 am on 13 August due to maintenance work.

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11 August 2020

Joint Exercises for the Museum Security Service and National Guard Units

On 7 August 2020, staff of the State Hermitage’s Museum Security Service conducted a training exercise in conjunction with units of the National Guard of Russia from the city’s Petrograd and Central Districts.

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6 August 2020

Cancellation of the Contract for Restoration of the Exchange Building with Geoizol

On 3 August 2020, after discussion of all aspects of possible cooperation between the State Hermitage and the company OOO “Geoizol”, it was decided by mutual agreement to cancel the contract concluded on 24 July 2020 for the performance of work to restore and adapt for modern-day utilization of the

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5 August 2020

The Hermitage is beginning the sale of online tickets for guided tours of the Main Museum Complex and General Staff building in groups of five people

From 7 August 2020, the State Hermitage is resuming guided tours of the Main Museum Complex and General Staff building for groups (of no more than 5 persons).

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31 July 2020

The Hermitage is resuming guided tours of the Diamond Rooms

From 1 August it will be possible to visit the State Hermitage with a guided tour of the Diamond Rooms of the Treasure Gallery.

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31 July 2020

Farewell to the White Nights. Lamp-Lighting Ceremony

On 30 July 2020, the Farewell to the White Nights ceremony took place in an online format focussed on the courtyard of the Large Hermitage.

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29 July 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky participated in the international online project Museum Mondays on the channel Viking.TV

On 27 July 2020, Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky participated in the international online project Museum Mondays on the British-based channel Viking-TV.

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29 July 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky on the results of the second week of reopening at the Hermitage

Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, recorded a video addressed to museum visitors.

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27 July 2020

New Issue of the Hermitage Magazine

A new issue of the Hermitage magazine has been published (Hermitage 21st Century Foundation, No 30, Summer 2020). It is devoted to the culture and art of Finland and the Hermitage’s collection of works by Finnish artists.

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24 July 2020

Museum 15/24. The Russian members of the International Youth Consultative Board meet with Hermitage specialists

On 22 July 2020, as part of the Russian-Dutch project Museum 15/24, an online meeting took place between Russian members of the International Youth Consultative Board (IYCB) and scholarly specialists from the State Hermitage.

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23 July 2020

Deadline for entries in the Museum Lighting category of the Golden Photon Award extended

In 2020, the State Hermitage became a partner of the Eurasian Golden Photon Award. This is the main prize for this branch of industry, designed to help consumers orientate themselves in the lighting and electrical products market.

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22 July 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky on the Results of the First Week of Receiving Visitors in the Hermitage

Mikhail Piotrovsky. General Director of the State Hermitage, addressed visitors to the museum, reporting on the results of the Hermitage’s first week working under new conditions.

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21 July 2020

The Gold Rooms and Gems of the Archaeological Collection

From 23 July, the State Hermitage is offering the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Gold Rooms, part of the museum’s Treasure Gallery, and also to view gems of the Hermitage’s archaeological collection and artistic arms from the East.

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21 July 2020

On 23 July 2020 children, students and large families will have free-of-charge entry to the Hermitage

The State Hermitage is declaring 23 July 2020 a day of free-of-charge entry for children, students and large families (with three or more children under 18).

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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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