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10 December 2018

Lecture by Professor Carlo Bertelli: “An Encounter with Piero della Francesca”

On the evening of 7 December 2018, during the Hermitage Days, Professor Carlo Bertelli gave a very successful lecture entitled “An Encounter with Piero della Francesca” in the Atrium of the General Staff building, timed to coincide with the opening of the exhibition “Piero della Francesca. Monarch o

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10 December 2018

International Day of the Friends of the Hermitage

On 8 December 2018, the General Staff building was the venue for the celebration of the International Day of the Friends of the Hermitage, to which Friends of the museum from around the world are traditionally invited.

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7 December 2018

The State Hermitage checks

Around 11.30 in the morning of 4 December 2018, an unidentified person stole a purse containing cash, bank cards and documents from the handbag of a citizen of El Salvador who was visiting the State Hermitage. The unidentified person managed to use several of the stolen bank cards to withdraw cash s

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7 December 2018

Saint Catherine’s Day. 7 December 2018

On 7 December, Russian Orthodox Saint Catherine’s Day, the Hermitage marks the anniversary of its foundation. In the morning, the Divine Liturgy (communion) was celebrated in the Church of the Vernicle in the Winter Palace with Archpriest Vladimir Sorokin, Dean of the Prince Vladimir Cathedral, offi

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7 December 2018

Party for Children with Health-Related Disabilities “The Hermitage Preserves Cultural Heritage”

On 6 December 2018, the halls of the State Hermitage’s School Centre housed a party for children with health-related disabilities from remedial schools No 34, 370 and 522 and from boarding school No 33 for children with hearing impairments who regularly visit the museum under the special programme “

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7 December 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Piero della Francesca. Monarch of Painting”

On 6 December 2018, during the Hermitage Days, the monographic exhibition “Piero della Francesca. Monarch of Painting” opened in the Picket Hall of the Winter Palace. It brings together works by one of the most celebrated 15th-century masters from art collections in Italy, Spain, Portugal, France an

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7 December 2018

Awards Ceremony for the Winners of the Iskusny Glagol Prize

On 5 December 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for a formal ceremony devoted to the presentation of the Grand Prix of the Iskusny Glagol [“Artful Word”] Prize, a joint project of the State Hermitage, the Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation and the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.

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6 December 2018

The State Hermitage informs

The State Hermitage informs that from 8 December 2018 to 10 March 2019 inclusive the exhibitions “Piero della Francesca. Monarch of Painting” in the Picket Hall of the Winter Palace and “’Believe not thine eyes.’ Trompe l’oeil in Art” in the Manege of the Small Hermitage will additionally be open to

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6 December 2018

Presentation of Grants from the Vladimir Potanin Foundation

On 5 December 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a formal ceremony for the presentation of grants from the Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation to members of the museum staff. The majority of grants were awarded for restoration projects, processing storage, the creation of permanent dis

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5 December 2018

“Parade of Planets” for International Volunteer Day

On 3 December 2018, the General Staff building was the setting for a gala celebration marking the 15th anniversary of the Hermitage’s Volunteer Service. The event took place in the run-up to International Volunteer Day (5 December).

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5 December 2018

The ballet "Gamma"

On 4 December 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for an evening of ballets by the Israeli ballet-master Roy Assaf. In 2017, on the initiative of the Oleg Karavaichuk Foundation, the young choreographer from Tel Aviv created a unique ballet, the first to be staged to the music of the St Peters

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5 December 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Balls and Celebrations” in the Yusupov Palace

On 4 December 2018, the exhibition “Balls and Celebrations” opened at the Yusupov Palace in Saint Petersburg. This striking, colourful side of the life of the Russian nobility is presented through the example of the venerable princely Yusupov family. The display, based on material from the State He

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5 December 2018

Hermitage Days 2018

Each year the Hermitage celebrates the anniversary of its foundation on 7 December, the Russian Orthodox St Catherine’s Day. Since 2016, 7 December has been declared an additional day with free entry for all categories of individual visitors.

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4 December 2018

Publication of the two-volume book Scythia – Russia in memory of D.A. Machinsky

A two-volume book Scythia – Russia (Ivan Limbach’s Publishing House, 2018 – 616 pp., ill.) by Dmitry Alexeyevich Machinsky, a historian and archaeologist who was on the staff of the State Hermitage for many years.

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4 December 2018

Opening of the exhibition “Tatiana Chapurgina’s Porcelain Fashion”

On 4 December 2018, during the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “Tatiana Chapurgina’s Porcelain Fashion”, organized by the State Hermitage and the Imperial Porcelain Factory joint-stock company, was formally opened in the General Staff building.

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3 December 2018

Internet Encounter with Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky

On 3 December 2018, the Rastrelli Gallery was the setting for an Internet encounter with Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage. The Internet conversation traditionally marks the start of the Hermitage Days that this year will continue until 13 December.

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28 November 2018

Opening of the Exhibition “Brush and Kalam”

On 27 November 2018, the exhibition “Brush and Kalam” was opened in the State Hermitage, marking the 200th anniversary of the Asiatic Museum – the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, one of the largest collections of Oriental manuscripts in the world.

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27 November 2018

An evening with the Queen of Spades in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage

For a single evening, as part of the joint events organized by the State Hermitage and the Diaghilev P.S. Festival, the Queen of Spades became the mistress of the General Staff building.

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23 November 2018

The latest Archaeological Session held in the State Hermitage

On 19–21 November 2018, the latest Archaeological Session was held in the State Hermitage.

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A Word from the Director

    • 28 Nov 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Investment in the Future

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    • 16 Nov 2018

      The Hermitage Director Spoke about Creative Ties with Italy

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    • 8 Nov 2018

      An Examination for the City. Piotrovsky on Bureaucracy and the Treasures of the Crimea

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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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