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19 November 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Livre d’Artiste: from Pierre Bonnard to Andy Warhol. A gift from Mark Bashmakov to the State Hermitage”

On 19 November 2019, the exhibition “Livre d’Artiste: from Pierre Bonnard to Andy Warhol” was formally opened in the General Staff building.

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16 November 2019

The 8th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum has ended

16 November 2019, the last working day of the Cultural Forum opened with a whole series of significant events.

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16 November 2019

Round table on “Museum Strategies and Reputations”

On 15 November 2019, a round table on Museum Strategies and Reputations was held as part of the Museums and Exhibitions section of the 8th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

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16 November 2019

Round table on Museum Safety

On 15 November 2019, a round table discussion on Museum Safety was held as part of the Museums and Exhibitions section of the 8th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

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16 November 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Sandro Botticelli. Madonna della Loggia. From the Uffizi Gallery”

On 16 November 2019, the opening ceremony for the exhibition “Sandro Botticelli. Madonna della Loggia. From the Uffizi Gallery, Florence” in the series “Masterpieces from the World’s Museums in the Hermitage” was held as part of the 8th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

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16 November 2019

Museum Universities: development and implementation of pioneering youth educational strategies

On 15 November, the agenda of the 8th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum included a panel discussion on “Museum Universities: development and implementation of pioneering youth educational strategies” that was organized by the State Hermitage’s Youth Centre as part of the Russian-Dutch pr

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15 November 2019

Marking the 25th anniversary of the Heraldic Service of Russia. 8th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum. Round table on “Heraldry as a means of communication”

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Heraldic Service of Russia attached to the President of the Russian Federation, on 15 November 2019 a round-table discussion on “Heraldry as a means of communication” was held in the State Hermitage as part of the 8th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

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15 November 2019

China – the Guest Country of the 8th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum

On 14 November 2019, a series of events took place in the Hermitage that were connected with China, which has this year become the guest country of the 8th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

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11 November 2019

Hermitage Days in Omsk. Master class on the restoration and conservation of works of applied art made of organic materials

On 9 and 10 November 2019, as part of the Hermitage Days in the Omsk Regional Vrubel Museum of Fine Arts, members of staff from the State Hermitage’s Laboratory for the Scientific Restoration of Items Made from Organic Materials gave a master class on restoration and conservation for colleagues from

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8 November 2019

The Hermitage at the “Denkmal Russia-Moscow” international specialist exhibition

From 5 to 7 November 2019, the State Hermitage participated in the 5th international specialist exhibition “Denkmal Russia-Moscow” devoted to the preservation, use and popularization of cultural heritage and museum technology that was held at the Gostiny Dvor in Moscow.

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8 November 2019

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan visit the Hermitage–Siberia Centre in Omsk

On 7 November 2019, in the course of the 16th Forum on International Cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan, President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan went to the newly-opened Hermitage–Siberia Centre in Omsk.

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8 November 2019

Iskusny Glagol Prize Ceremony in Omsk

On 8 November 2019, the Hermitage–Siberia Centre in Omsk was the venue of the awards ceremony for the winners of the regional stage of the 4th Iskusny Glagol [“Artful Word”] inter-regional competition for mass media and journalists that cover culture and art.

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7 November 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Leonardo and the Litta Madonna” at the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy

On 7 November 2019, the exhibition “Leonardo and the Litta Madonna” began running at the Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan. Its central exhibit is a work from the collection of the State Hermitage.

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6 November 2019

The Hermitage at Galeria. Entertaining Tales of Prince Potemkin

On 5 November 2019, the presentation took place at the Galeria shopping and entertainment centre of a new joint project between the Hermitage and the Galeria mall – “Entertaining Tales of Prince Potemkin”.

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1 November 2019

The Vladimir Levinson-Lessing Memorial Readings

On 30 and 31 October 2017, the State Hermitage held the latest Readings dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Frantsevich Levinson-Lessing (1893–1972).

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1 November 2019

Opening of the exhibition “A Masterpiece from the Hermitage. Correggio’s Portrait of a Lady” in Reggio Emilia, Italy

On 23 October 2019, the exhibition “A Masterpiece from the Hermitage. Correggio’s Portrait of a Lady” opened at the Chiostri di San Pietro in the Italian city of Reggio Emilia.

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31 October 2019

Opening of the exhibition “ ‘Сolor, Humor, Rhythm.’ Books Illustrated by Joan Miró from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov”

On 31 October 2019, the exhibition “ ‘Сolor, Humor, Rhythm.’ Books Illustrated by Joan Miró from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov” was formally opened in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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30 October 2019

Once more about the Hermitage’s social policy

In recent times, there has once more been active discussion of the prices of museum tickets in the media, and, yet again, inexactitudes, to put it mildly, are being put about with regard to the State Hermitage. The full picture of the pricing, or to be more exact, social policy of one of the world’s

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29 October 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 – “Amazons”.

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29 October 2019

International conference on “The Cultural Layer and the Reconstruction of the Structure of Stone Age Settlements”

On 17 and 18 October 2019, the State Hermitage hosted an international conference on “The Cultural Layer and the Reconstruction of the Structure of Stone Age Settlements” that marked the 85th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Mikhailovich Miklayev.

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A Word from the Director

    • 30 Oct 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: How to take our culture to the world.

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    • 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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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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