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18 February 2019

Lecture by Silvia Ronchey in the General Staff building

On 15 February, as part of the programme prepared for the opening of Umberto Mariani’s exhibition in the General Staff building, Silvia Ronchey gave a lecture entitled “The Way to Byzantium: the cult and culture of the icon from Plato to abstract art”.

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18 February 2019

Flora by Francesco Melzi. Conservation Completed

On 16 February 2019, the exhibition “Flora by Francesco Melzi. Conservation Completed” was formally opened in the Apollo Hall of the Winter Palace.

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18 February 2019

Day of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky in the Hermitage

In the Hermitage 16 February 2019 became the Day of Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky (1908–1990), an Academician, one of this country’s outstanding archaeologists and orientalists, who was head of the State Hermitage for more than two decades.

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13 February 2019

Abstract Art in Italy. Umberto Mariani

From 13 February 2019, the exhibition Abstract Art in Italy. Umberto Mariani is being held in the General Staff building.

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11 February 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 31 January 2019, three visitors made an entry in the comments book for one of the exhibitions being held in the State Hermitage’s General Staff building that contained a threat to steal a painting from the museum.

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11 February 2019

Marking the Day of Russian Science. Demonstration of the First North-Western Installation of the Mega-Science Class “Quantologoi” or “Scientists Joking”

On 8 February 2019, the Day of Russian Science, the Forum of the General Staff building was the venue for the demonstration of the operation of the First North-Western Installation of the Megascience Class “Quantologoi” or “Scientists Joking”.

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11 February 2019

Lecture by Professor Piergiorgio Odifreddi

On 8 February 2019, the Atrium of the General Staff building was the venue for the third in a cycle of lectures accompanying the exhibition “Piero della Francesca. Monarch of Painting”.

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25 January 2019

Readings in Memory of Vladimir Grigoryevich Lukonin

On 23 and 24 January 2019, the State Hermitage held the latest Readings dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Grigoryevich Lukonin (1932–1984), an outstanding Russian specialist on the culture and art of ancient and mediaeval Iran and head of the Hermitage’s Department of the East for more than a quar

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24 January 2019

A Delegation from the State Hermitage Visited Piskarevskoye Cemetery

As the 75th anniversary of the complete lifting of the Siege of Leningrad approaches, a delegation from the staff of the State Hermitage headed by the museum’s General Director Mikhail Piotrovsky, his deputies Svetlana Adaksina, Georgy Vilinbakhov and Alexander Prokhorenko and Major General Alexande

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23 January 2019

The State Hermitage informs

The State Hermitage reminds the public that the day when individuals can visit the museum free of charge has been moved to the third Thursday of the month.

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18 January 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 17 January 2019, in accordance with the plan for the restoration of the railings of the Alexander Column, the eagle that had previous been dismounted by the Hermitage’s specialist services was reinstalled.

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18 January 2019

Presentation of the Hermitage–Barcelona Building Design

On 18 January 2019, the State Hermitage’s Council Hall was the setting for a meeting with representatives of the Hermitage–Barcelona Foundation and discussion of the design for the building of the Hermitage-Barcelona Centre.

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14 January 2019

Briefing on the Double-Headed Eagle from the Railings of the Alexander Column

On 14 January 2019, Georgy Vadimovich Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage, gave a briefing in the museum devoted to the double-headed eagle removed from the railings of the Alexander Column for restoration.

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11 January 2019

The State Hermitage reminds

From January 2019, the regular day when all categories of individual visitors have free-of-charge entry to the State Hermitage has been moved to the third Thursday of the month.

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9 January 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On the morning of Monday, 7 January 2019, information was received that Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation, intended to visit the Hermitage.

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2 January 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Due to the announcements appearing in social networks inviting students to come to the State Hermitage “to accompany tour groups” and the like, we state categorically that the persons circulating such information have no connection to the Hermitage.

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29 December 2018

Exhibition-Presentation of New Gifts to the Hermitage: a Russian Imperial Field Marshal’s Baton and a Firman of Ottoman Sultan Selim III

On 29 December 2018, in keeping with tradition as the New Year approaches, the State Hermitage presented to the public the most interesting gifts that the museum has received in the past year: a Russian imperial field marshal’s baton and a firman of Ottoman Sultan Selim III. The gifts went on show i

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25 December 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Rudolph Wilde (1868–1938). Porcelain, Glass, Graphics”

On 25 December 2018, an exhibition in the Christmas Present series opened in the Hermitage. It is devoted to the work of the artist Rudolph Feodorovich Wilde.

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25 December 2018

Ceremony commemorating “the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”

On 25 December 2018, the Field Marshals’ Hall of the Winter Palace was the setting for the traditional ceremony marking the anniversary of “the expulsion of the enemy from the borders of Russia”.

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24 December 2018

Pablo Picasso: A Painter Amidst Poets. Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov

On 21 December 2018, the exhibition “Pablo Picasso: A Painter Amidst Poets. Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov” was opened in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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A Word from the Director

    • 27 Feb 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Building Bridges of Trust

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    • 30 Jan 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: A Planet of White Elephants

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    • 19 Dec 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: What we bring to St Petersburg

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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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