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7 December 2020

The Hermitage in Photographs and Publications 2020

From 7 December 2020, the Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre has become the setting for the exhibitions “The Hermitage in Photographs” and “The Hermitage in Publications” that are traditionally held during the Hermitage Days. These exhibitions are a sort of report on the museum’s activities.

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7 December 2020

Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the State Hermitage

On 4 December 2020, a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the State Hermitage took place in the format of a Zoom conference.

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7 December 2020

Evening for Corporative Members of the Hermitage Friends’ Club

On 4 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, an event was held in a special format at the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 for Corporate Friends of the Hermitage.

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7 December 2020

7 December 2020. Saint Catherine’s Day

Each year on 7 December, the State Hermitage celebrates the Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, in honour of whom the museum’s founder and patroness, Empress Catherine the Great, took her name at the time of her Orthodox baptism.

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5 December 2020

The State Hermitage informs. A new museum lockdown

Following the resolution of the Saint Petersburg city government of 2 December 2020, forbidding visitors access to museums from 30 December to 10 January, the State Hermitage informs:

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5 December 2020

The Day of Palmyra in the Hermitage

On 2 December 2020, the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Russian Federation’s UNESCO Affairs Commission and the Institute for the History of Material Culture organized a virtual round table entitled “Is it possible to restore Palmyra?” in the course of which experts from the professional comm

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4 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Dmitry Vinogradov: The Man who Invented Russian Porcelain”

On 4 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “Dmitry Vinogradov: The Man who Invented Russian Porcelain” was formally opened.

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4 December 2020

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the laying of the first stone for the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre

On 4 December 2020, the State Hermitage’s Restoration and Storage Centre in Staraya Derevnya was the venue for a ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of the laying of the first stone for the Hermitage Repository.

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4 December 2020

3D mapping show “The Image of Victory in the Collections and Fate of the Hermitage”

Due to the difficult public health situation, the State Hermitage has moved all Hermitage Days events to an online format. As a result, it has become possible to carry out all the traditional programme for these days (the opening of exhibitions, conferences, a gathering of the museum staff) while mi

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3 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Two Palmyras. Architecture”

On 2 December 2020, the exhibition “Two Palmyras. Architecture”, devoted to the mutual links between Palmyra and Saint Petersburg – the Northern Palmyra, opened in the General Staff building.

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3 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Two Palmyras: Real and Virtual”

On 3 December 2020, the exhibition “Two Palmyras: Real and Virtual” was formally opened in the General Staff building as part of the large-scale programme for the Day of Palmyra in the Hermitage.

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3 December 2020

Hermitage Days 2020: Opening of the exhibition “Two Palmyras. Archaeology”

On 2 December 2020, the Day of Palmyra in the Hermitage, the exhibition “Two Palmyras. Archaeology” was opened in the Winter Palace.

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2 December 2020

“Around the Ark”. 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 – “Around the Ark”.

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2 December 2020

In memoriam Irina Alexandrovna Antonova

We are shaken by the news of the passing of Irina Alexandrovna Antonova, President of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

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1 December 2020

Internet meeting with Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage

On 1 December 2020, an Internet meeting with Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, took place, the event which traditionally marks the beginning of the Hermitage Days.

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1 December 2020

Hermitage Foundation UK Board Meeting

On 1 December 2020, there was a meeting of the Hermitage Foundation UK’s board of directors.

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1 December 2020

Hermitage Days 2020. 1–9 December

Every year on 7 December, the State Hermitage celebrates the Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, in honour of whom the museum’s founder, Empress Catherine the Great, took her name at the time of her Orthodox baptism. The year of the Hermitage’s foundation is considered to be 1764, when Catherine

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1 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Oman: the Land of Frankincense”

On 1 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “Oman: the Land of Frankincense” opened in the Winter Palace, telling about various stages in the history and culture of Oman. It presents finds from significant archaeological excavations carried out in the Sultanate of Oman over the pas

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1 December 2020

On 8 December 2020, entry to the Hermitage will be free of charge to mark Saint Catherine’s Day

Every year on 7 December, the State Hermitage celebrates the Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, in honour of whom the museum’s founder, Empress Catherine the Great, took her name at the time of her Orthodox baptism.

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27 November 2020

The Hermitage in the General Staff Building. Twenty Years of Exhibitions

On 27 November 2020, the formal opening of the exhibition “The Hermitage in the General Staff Building. Twenty Years of Exhibitions” took place the General Staff building.

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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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