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2 March 2021

In memoriam Valentina Trofimovna Orlova

On 28 February 2021, we lost Valentina Trofimovna Orlova, the chairwoman of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers for an unbroken span of 30 years, the soul of a unique community of people united by their love for the Great City.

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28 February 2021

Signing of a Memorandum of Intent between the State Hermitage and the German Archaeological Institute

On 28 February 2021, in the Manege of the Small Hermitage during the formal atmosphere of the closing ceremony for the unique large-scale Russian-German exhibition “The Iron Age. Europe without Borders”, the signing took place of a Memorandum of Intent between the State Hermitage and the German Arch

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28 February 2021

Closing ceremony for the exhibition “The Iron Age. Europe without Borders. First Millennium BC”

On 28 February 2021, the State Hermitage held a grand closing ceremony for the exhibition “The Iron Age. Europe without Borders. First Millennium BC”.

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26 February 2021

Webinar on the application of the Unified Rules for the Organization of the Acquisition, Record-Keeping, Storage and Use of Museum Objects and Museum Collections

On 18 February 2021, the Union of Museums of Russia with the support of the Saint Petersburg charitable culture and art foundation PRO ARTE held a webinar on the application of the Unified Rules for the Organization of the Acquisition, Record-Keeping, Storage and Use of Museum Objects and Museum Col

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26 February 2021

Round table on “Heraldry – an Ancillary Historical Discipline”

On 20 February 2021, as part of the annual conference “Heraldry: Research and Practice”, the State Hermitage hosted a round table discussion devoted to the 40th anniversary of the seminar “Heraldry – an Ancillary Historical Discipline”.

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25 February 2021

Virtual tour of the exhibition “Photographic Reproductions in the Second Half of the 19th Century. Photographs of Raphael’s Paintings in the Hermitage Collection”

The State Hermitage is now offering on its website a new virtual tour of the temporary exhibition “Photographic Reproductions in the Second Half of the 19th Century. Photographs of Raphael’s Paintings in the Hermitage Collection”.

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25 February 2021

Pianissimo – an evening of piano music

On 22 February 2021, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for Pianissimo, an evening of piano music devoted to young performers. A solo concert was given by Vladimir Petrov, a prize winner of international competitions in Russia, the USA and Mexico, holder of a grant from the Novy Imena (New Names) p

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25 February 2021

Expansion of the Fixed Route around the General Staff Building

From 24 February 2021, the fixed route around the General Staff building of the State Hermitage includes the permanent displays on Floor 2 – “Art of the Art Nouveau Era” and “The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Empire”.

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22 February 2021

“Art Dialogues: Living Heritage and Inspiring Future” Conference

On 21 February 2021, the Hermitage and Maison Cartier held an international online conference entitled “Art Dialogues: Living Heritage and Inspiring Future” in the General Staff building that was timed to coincide with the opening of the exhibition “Cartier: Passing on Heritage and Savoir-Faire. Mas

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20 February 2021

Opening of the exhibition “Cartier: Passing on Heritage and Savoir-Faire. Masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum and Cartier Collection”

On 20 February 2021, an exhibition devoted to the fifth anniversary of a joint restoration project between the State Hermitage and Maison Cartier, the French jeweller, was formally opened in the Picket Hall of the Winter Palace (Hall 196).

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20 February 2021

Exhibition “A Journey to the Land of Kush” at the State Museum of the East

From 17 February 2021, an exhibition entitled “A Journey to the Land of Kush” is running at the State Museum of the East in Moscow. It marks the 60th anniversary of the USSR Academy of Sciences’ Nubian Archaeological Expedition beginning its work.

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17 February 2021

Presentation by Igor Malkiel as part of the House of Fabergé project

On 17 February 2021, Igor Karlovich Malkiel, head of the museum’s Laboratory for the Scientific Restoration of Precious and Archaeological Metals, gave a presentation in online format from the State Hermitage.

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16 February 2021

The Hermitage Recitals of the Leonid Yakobson Theatre project

The State Hermitage and the State Academic Yakobson Ballet Theatre under the leadership of Merited Artist of Russia Andrian Fadeyev announce the launch of a joint project – a series of educational performances entitled “Hermitage Recitals of the Leonid Yakobson Theatre” on the stage of the Hermitage

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15 February 2021

Readings in Memory of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky

On 14 February, the Hermitage marks the birthday of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky (1908–1990), an academician, outstanding archaeologist and Orientalist, who was head of the State Hermitage for over two decades.

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9 February 2021

The Hermitage informs. The House of Faberge

The State Hermitage Museum is carrying out a staged inquiry into the background of pieces in the exhibition "Faberge - Jeweller of the Imperial Court."

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5 February 2021

Publication of Liudmila Daydova’s book on Greco-Roman sculpture

The State Hermitage Publishing House has bought out a new book – Greko-Rimskaia skul’ptura v sobrannii Ermitazha [Greco-Roman Sculpture in the Hermitage Collection] (Saint Petersburg, 2020 – 392 pp., illus.).

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3 February 2021

A Virtual Time Machine on the Hermitage Website

Thanks to modern technology, a visit to the unique exhibition “The Iron Age. Europe without Borders” has become possible at any time of the day or night, from anywhere around the globe. Now, in order to see all the treasures currently on show in the Manege of the Small Hermitage you only need to hav

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22 January 2021

A Gift from the Hermitage for Saint Tatiana’s Day

The Hermitage extends its best wishes for Saint Tatiana’s Day – the Day of Students. To mark the main day celebrating students in Russia, the museum has prepared a present – students will have the opportunity to visit the General Staff building free of charge.

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21 January 2021

Presentation by Alexander Ivanov to accompany the exhibition “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court”

On 21 January 2021, in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage, Alexander Nikolayevich Ivanov, an art collector and General Director of the Fabergé Museum in Baden-Baden, gave a presentation devoted to the exhibition “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court”.

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21 January 2021

More than 3,500 people visited the exhibition of a Renoir painting in Kaluga

On 10 January 2021, the exhibition “Pierre Auguste Renoir: Young Girls at the Piano” completed its run at the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts, where the great Impressionist’s painting had been on display since 9 October 2020.

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A Word from the Director

    • 22 Jul 2021

      “Our financial issues are measured in billions”: How the Hermitage is entering the NFT art market

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    • 18 Jul 2021

      Интервью Михаила Пиотровского на радио «Эхо Москвы»: «Третий Эрмитаж. Открытие в Екатеринбурге центра “Эрмитаж-Урал“»

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    • 30 Jun 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Art is a good litmus test

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 16 Jun 2021

      Results of the children’s art competition “Encounters in the Hermitage: Triumph, Victory and Celebration in Ancient Greece and Rome”

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    • 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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