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23 April 2021

The Days of Classical Antiquity 2021 festival: a new online project for children and teenagers

On 24 April 2021, the State Hermitage will begin Days of Classical Antiquity 2021, the 15th such festival for children and teenagers, which will again be held in an online format.

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19 April 2021

Presentation of two sculptures from the State Hermitage collection after restoration supported by Gedeon Richter

On 19 April 2021, a formal event was held in the State Hermitage to mark to completion of the restoration of two exhibits with the support of the pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter. The sculptural portrait of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and the sculpture Psyche in a Faint will be included in the

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16 April 2021

The 15th Dialogue of Cultures Young Journalists’ Forum has ended

From 14 to 16 April 2021, the Hermitage hosted the 15th “Dialogue of Cultures” International Media Forum for young journalists.

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16 April 2021

Discussion on the Southern Caucasus

On 15 April 2021, an online conference on the protection of cultural heritage in the Southern Caucasus was held.

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14 April 2021

Working meeting on preparing a Memorandum of Collaboration between the State Hermitage, the Imperial Porcelain Factory joint-stock company and the Yamaltransstroi joint-stock company for signing

On 13 April 2021, a working meeting was held devoted to the preparation for signing of a Memorandum of Collaboration between the State Hermitage, the Imperial Porcelain Factory joint-stock company and the Yamaltransstroi joint-stock company.

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7 April 2021

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s press conference at Interfax

On 7 April, the Interfax press centre held a press conference given by Mikhail Piotrovsky devoted to the Hermitage’s new projects.

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2 April 2021

The Hermitage informs: Research results on certain jewellery by House of Fabergé

The exhibition “Fabergé - Jeweller to the Imperial Court” and its associated programme is now completed. In addition to the exhibition, the museum sought to draw attention to the fascinating, complex and thorny problems posed by the House of Fabergé as a historical and cultural phenomenon.

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26 March 2021

The Open Library on Art in the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage

On 26 March 2021, the Open Youth Library on Art began functioning in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage. The Open Library is a result of joint work by the State Hermitage and the Museum 15/24 international project.

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26 March 2021

Round Table in the Vatican

On 26 March 2021, the presentation took place in the Vatican of the book Preventive Conservation in Major Museums. Comparisons, Reflections and Strategies. Citta del Vaticano, 2021 publishing materials of an international conference held in late 2018.

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25 March 2021

“Symbolic and Sacred Animals in the Hermitage Collection”. 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 – “Symbolic and Sacred Animals in the Hermitage Collection”.

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25 March 2021

The State Hermitage is to hold an exhibition of NFT art

In 2021, the State Hermitage will hold an exhibition of works of art made in the non-fungible token (NFT) format.

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19 March 2021

UNESCO Online Conference “Reflections on the Future of Museums”

On 18 March 2021, UNESCO held an international online conference entitled “Reflections on the Future of Museums”. It brought together 12 museum directors from around the world: the USA and Egypt, the UK and Mexico, France and Colombia, the Vatican, China and Russia.

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12 March 2021

“The General Staff Building Twenty Years On”. 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 – “The General Staff Building Twenty Years On”.

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11 March 2021

Patron’s Day Online

Each year, on 13 April, the Hermitage in conjunction with the Russky Metsenat (Russian Maecenas) almanac of social partnership celebrates Patron’s Day.

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5 March 2021

A Trunk with a History or the History of a Trunk. Alexander III’s Travelling Trunk

On 5 March 2021, the exhibition “A Trunk with a History or the History of a Trunk. Alexander III’s Travelling Trunk” from the collection of the State Hermitage was formally opened in the Winter Palace.

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4 March 2021

Marina Lopato commemorated at a session of the scholarly conference “Jewellery Art and Material Culture”

On 4 March 2021, the final session of the conference "Jewellery Art and Material Culture" was held at the State Hermitage.

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3 March 2021

Symposium “The Christian historical-cultural heritage of the peoples of the Armenian Highlands and the adjacent territories”

On 3 March 2020, a symposium “The Christian historical-cultural heritage of the peoples of the Armenian Highlands and the adjacent territories”, organized by the Forum of Armenian Associations of Europe (FAAE), and dedicated to the protection of cultural monuments, was opened online.

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2 March 2021

The Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre announced the results of its LEGO creations competition

During the period of enforced closure due to measures to counteract the spread of the coronavirus infection, the Hermitage–Amsterdam is actively pursuing a policy of engaging potential visitors in the museum’s virtual programmes.

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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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A Word from the Director

    • 7 Feb 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky's interview with the Echo of Moscow radio station on the programme “Time Not Gone By”

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    • 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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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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