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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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20 January 2021

Tickets now available for guided tours of the exhibition “The Hermitage in the General Staff Building. Twenty Years of Exhibitions” with viewing of the displays in the General Staff building

From 20 January 2021, the official website of the State Hermitage tickets.hermitagemuseum.org is selling tickets for a guided tour of the temporary exhibition “The Hermitage in the General Staff Building.

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14 January 2021

The State Hermitage informs

Following the appearance of various publications in the media relating to the temporary exhibition “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court”, we are presenting one published on the Internet site Fontaka.ru entitled “Vulgar Forgeries” and also publishing the complete text of the foreword to the exhib

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21 December 2020

The State Hermitage informs

On 21 December 2020, maintenance is being carried out on the State Hermitage website tickets.hermitagemuseum.org.

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9 December 2020

Tickets for the new exhibitions “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court” and “After Raphael. 1520–2020” are now on sale

From 9 December 2020, the official State Hermitage website tickets.hermitagemuseum.org is selling special entry tickets for the temporary exhibitions “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court” and “After Raphael. 1520–2020”.

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5 December 2020

The State Hermitage informs. A new museum lockdown

Following the resolution of the Saint Petersburg city government of 2 December 2020, forbidding visitors access to museums from 30 December to 10 January, the State Hermitage informs:

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1 December 2020

On 8 December 2020, entry to the Hermitage will be free of charge to mark Saint Catherine’s Day

Every year on 7 December, the State Hermitage celebrates the Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, in honour of whom the museum’s founder, Empress Catherine the Great, took her name at the time of her Orthodox baptism.

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7 November 2020

Decree of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation “On the confirmation of Unified Rules for the organization of the acquisition, recording, storage and use of museum objects and museum collections”

On 5 November 2020, the Ministry of Justice registered a decree of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation “On the confirmation of Unified Rules for the organization of the acquisition, recording, storage and use of museum objects and museum collections” that will come into effect from 1 J

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27 October 2020

Changes to the Hermitage’s working hours

The State Hermitage is making changes to its working hours and arrangements for receiving visitors based on an analysis of feedback and visitor statistics.

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16 October 2020

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Press Conference at the Interfax News Agency

On 15 October 2020, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, gave a press conference at the Interfax news agency in an online regime. The topic of the gathering, entitled “Cultural Immunity”, was the life of the Hermitage during the pandemic.

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6 August 2020

Cancellation of the Contract for Restoration of the Exchange Building with Geoizol

On 3 August 2020, after discussion of all aspects of possible cooperation between the State Hermitage and the company OOO “Geoizol”, it was decided by mutual agreement to cancel the contract concluded on 24 July 2020 for the performance of work to restore and adapt for modern-day utilization of the

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5 August 2020

The Hermitage is beginning the sale of online tickets for guided tours of the Main Museum Complex and General Staff building in groups of five people

From 7 August 2020, the State Hermitage is resuming guided tours of the Main Museum Complex and General Staff building for groups (of no more than 5 persons).

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8 July 2020

The Hermitage is beginning to sell online tickets

From 9 July 2020, the State Hermitage is beginning the sale of electronic entry tickets allowing individuals to visit the museum.

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1 July 2020

The Hermitage will begin accepting visitors again from the 15 July!

The Hermitage will begin accepting visitors again from the 15 July! In accordance with the sanitary norms that we have to follow, entry to the museum will be restricted, and movement inside will be regulated. Visits to the museum will be organized by time slots, and there will be several entry and e

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5 June 2020

Cultured Isolation. The Hermitage online and offline

Between 17 March 2020, when visitors’ access to the Hermitage was suspended, and the present moment, the overall total number of views for new videos across the State Hermitage’s social media a has exceeded 31,600,000, and including visits to the “Virtual Tour” section of the museum website, there h

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28 April 2020

Cultured Isolation. The Hermitage Online

Between 17 March 2020 and the present moment, the overall total number of views for videos across the State Hermitage’s social media and the Virtual Visit section of the museum’s website has exceeded 22,150,000. In all, over the month and a half 76 broadcasts and 79 Instagram live streams have been

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21 April 2020

Cultured Isolation. The Hermitage Online

Between 17 March 2020 and the present moment, the overall total number of views for videos across the State Hermitage’s social media and the Virtual Visit section of the museum’s website has exceeded 20 million.

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26 March 2020

The Hermitage Is Working Online. Cultured Isolation

Since 17 March 2020, the Hermitage has been making daily live broadcasts over the social networks. As of today, 19 live shows have already gone out and they have received over 4,500,000 views, which is indicative of a high demand and their great social significance. These programmes are allowing peo

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22 March 2020

Cultured Isolation

The Hermitage has temporarily stopped receiving visitors, but that does not mean that the museum is not living a full life. We are continuing our efforts to do everything possible to avoid separating our visitors from the collections of one of the world’s greatest museums.

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A Word from the Director

    • 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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    • 13 Nov 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: War belongs to the life of animals, culture to the life of people. An interview with the Mir TV channel

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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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