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2 October 2018

International Museum Conference in Florence: “Museology and Values. Art and Human Dignity in the 21st Century "

On 27–29 September, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence hosted the international symposium “Museology and Values. Art and Human Dignity in the 21st Century”.

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1 October 2018

“Glass Museums and Collections in Russia” international conference

On 24–28 September 2018, the State Hermitage hosted an international conference on “Glass Museums and Collections in Russia” that was organized jointly with ICOM’s International Committee for Museums and Glass Collections.

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1 October 2018

Start of the new season for the State Hermitage’s Weaponry Seminar

On 27 September a new working season started for the State Hermitage’s Weaponry Seminar. Alexander Kulinsky, a prominent specialist on the history of weaponry, gave a talk about collectors of Japanese arms and armour in pre-revolutionary Russia and the distinctive features of the formation of their

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1 October 2018

Presentation of Francesco Melzi’s painting Flora after the completion of restoration

On 29 September 2018, a presentation of Francesco Melzi’s painting Flora after the completion of restoration was held in the Large Italian Skylight Hall of the New Hermitage for representatives and guests of the Deloitte company.

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1 October 2018

Latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”

On 26 September 2018, the Hermitage hosted the latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”.

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1 October 2018

8th Annual Conference “Procurement by Cultural Institutions under Procurement Legislation. Problems of Application”

From 26 to 28 September 2017, the State Hermitage was the venue for the 8th annual conference on “Procurement by Cultural Institutions under Procurement Legislation. Problems of Application”.

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28 September 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Robert Walpole and His Collection”

On 28 September 2018, the exhibition “Robert Walpole and His Collection” was formally opened in the Menshikov Palace. The display comprises a portrait of Robert Walpole by Jean-Baptiste Van Loo, the engraved two-volume publication Houghton Gallery and twenty-one prints from that publication on separ

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27 September 2018

“Classic Beauties” in Amsterdam

The exhibition “Classic Beauties: Artists, Italy, and the Aesthetic Ideals of the 18th Century” has become the source of inspiration for a unique joint project between the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre and the troupe of the Dutch National Ballet.

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27 September 2018

Visit to the State Hermitage by colleagues from the Louvre as part of the preparations for the forthcoming exhibition “A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana’s Collection” that opens in the Louvre in November

On 27 September 2018, colleagues from the Louvre and representatives of some of France’s leading mass media visited the State Hermitage. The visit took place as part of the preparations for the exhibition “A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana’s Collection” that will open in the Parisian museum in N

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26 September 2018

Unveiling of the memorial plaque to Uritsky

On 25 September 2018, in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage, a memorial plaque to Moisei Uritsky was unveiled.

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26 September 2018

Solo concert by Dmitry Shishkin in the Hermitage

On 24 September 2018, Dmitry Shishkin gave a solo piano concert in the Large Skylight Hall of the New Hermitage.

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26 September 2018

Geraldine Norman and Mikhail Piotrovsky. Presentation of books about the Hermitage

On 25 September 2018, the General Staff building of the State Hermitage was the venue for a meeting with Geraldine Norman, the author of the books The Biography of a Great Museum and The Piotrovskys. Keepers of the Ark. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage, acted as moderator.

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25 September 2018

Union of Museums events in Tver

On 21 September 2018, under the aegis of the 7th St Petersburg International Cultural Forum, the Tver Regional Art Gallery hosted a round-table discussion on “Problems of the museumification of historical and cultural heritage and the restoration of historic museum buildings: experience, trends and

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25 September 2018

Symposium: Restoration of Easel Paintings in the State Hermitage

The State Hermitage Publishing House has brought out a collection of scholarly papers in Russian with the title Restoration of Easel Paintings in the State Hermitage.

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25 September 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Glass Made to be Admired. Masterpieces of the 16th–19th Centuries from the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum”

On 25 September 2018, the formal opening of the exhibition “Glass Made to be Admired. Masterpieces of the 16th–19th Centuries from the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum” took place in the Blue Bedroom of the Winter Palace.

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25 September 2018

Catalogue for the exhibition “Glass Made to be Admired. Masterpieces of the 16th–19th Centuries from the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum”

For the exhibition “Glass Made to be Admired. Masterpieces of the 16th–19th Centuries from the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum” the State Hermitage Publishing House has produced a scholarly illustrated catalogue in Russian with the same title.

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24 September 2018

4th “Discover Your Europe in the Hermitage” International Festival

On 22 September 2018, the General Staff building of the State Hermitage was the venue for the fourth “Discover Your Europe in the Hermitage” international festival.

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21 September 2018

Opening of the exhibition “A Joy for All the Senses”

On 20 September 2018, the exhibition A Joy for All the Senses. 16th–19th-Century Western European Still Lifes from the Collection of the State Hermitage was formally opened at the Kursk State Picture Gallery named after Alexander Deineka.

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20 September 2018

Collaboration agreement signed in Moscow between the Union of Museums of Russia and the Union of Journalists of Russia

On 20 September 2018, the Central House of Journalists in Moscow was the setting for the long-awaited signing of a collaboration agreement that outlines solutions to practical issues of the interaction between museums and journalists.

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17 September 2018

“Era of Charity” Action on Palace Square

On 14 September 2018, the day of commemoration of the icon of the Virgin of the August Victory, an “Era of Charity” action was held on Palace Square with public prayers to mark the end of the First World War and in memory of the imperial family.

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A Word from the Director

    • 27 Mar 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: To Touch the Atlantes

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    • 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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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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