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14 October 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Pages from Photographic History” at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre

On 11 October 2019, the exhibition “Pages from Photographic History” was opened at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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14 October 2019

19th “Roerich Legacy” International Theoretical and Practical Conference. Awards ceremony for the Nicholas Roerich International Prize 2019

On 11 October 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the 19th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “The Roerich Legacy” and the awards ceremony for the recipients of the International Nicholas Roerich Prize in 2019.

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11 October 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Today, 11 October 2019, Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, signed an order on the appointment of Mikhail Piotrovsky as General Director of the State Hermitage for three years.

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11 October 2019

Separate Collection of Waste at the Hermitage

In September 2019, the separate collection of plastic waste was organized at the Hermitage.

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11 October 2019

Opening of the Hermitage Days in Kaliningrad

On 10 October 2019, the Kaliningrad Museum of Fine Arts was the venue for the opening of the Hermitage Days, which are being held for the first time in Russia’s westernmost region. The project started off with the exhibition “Alexander I and Napoleon. The Meeting on the Neman” devoted to one of the

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11 October 2019

Conference on “Byzantium in the Context of World History”

On 8–11 October 2019, the State Hermitage hosted the conference “Byzantium in the Context of World History” dedicated to the memory of the prominent Byzantist Alisa Vladimirovna Bank, who worked for many decades in the Hermitage’s Department of the East.

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9 October 2019

Mikhail Piotrovsky made an Honorary Citizen of Yerevan

Mikhail Piotrovsky has been awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Yerevan for his invaluable contribution to the cause of advancing Armenian culture, for the preservation of cultural treasures of world heritage, and for his long and productive activities.

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8 October 2019

Presentation of Jaume Plensa’s work Carlota as part of the Sculpture in the Courtyard project

On 8 October 2019, the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace was the setting for the presentation of the exhibition “Jaume Plensa: Carlota” that has been organized as part of the annual Sculpture in the Courtyard project.

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8 October 2019

14th Baltic Star Awards Ceremony

On 7 October 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the 16th annual awards ceremony of the Baltic Star, an international prize for the development and strengthening of links in the humanities among the countries of the Baltic region.

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7 October 2019

Students’ Day in the Hermitage

In keeping with tradition, the first Sunday in October was Students’ Day, a celebration of the opening of the new educational season in the State Hermitage’s Youth Centre. This year its main theme was the Venice Biennale.

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1 October 2019

Press Conference held at TASS about the International Dyslexia Awareness Week being Marked in the General Staff Building

On 30 September 2019, a press conference was held at TASS in the form of a video link between Saint Petersburg and Moscow devoted to International Dyslexia Awareness Week.

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1 October 2019

Opening of the Hermitage Days in Nakhodka

On 1 October 2019, the opening of the Hermitage Days took place in the Museum and Exhibition Centre in the port city of Nakhodka.

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30 September 2019

“Building Museum Reputation” Conference at the University of Navarra (Spain)

On 18–20 September 2019, the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain hosted a conference entitled “Building Museum Reputation” that was devoted to the practical formulation of criteria for measuring the reputation of cultural institutions in comparison with the reputations of the largest, well-resp

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30 September 2019

Presentation of the Iskusny Glagol Prize in Vladivostok

On 27 September 2019, an awards ceremony was held in the Maritime State Picture Gallery for the winners of the regional stage of the 4th Iskusny Glagol [“Artful Word”] inter-regional competition for mass media and journalists that cover culture and art. The presentation of the prizes formed part of

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30 September 2019

Hermitage Days in Kaluga. Lectures and Master Classes

On 29 September, the fourth Hermitage Days in Kaluga came to an end.

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26 September 2019

Hermitage Days in Kaluga

On 25 September 2019, Kaluga’s fourth Hermitage Days started in the city’s Museum of Fine Arts. This year it is timed to coincide with the closing of the temporary exhibition “The Tolstoy Family in Venice by Giulio Carlini from the Hermitage Collection”.

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25 September 2019

Hermitage Days in Vladivostok. Master class in the restoration of graphic art

From 23 to 29 September 2019, Hermitage Days were held in Vladivostok.

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24 September 2019

New instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s TV series Hermitage: “The High Truth of Fashion”

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “The High Truth of Fashion”.

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24 September 2019

Master Class “The Basics of Restoring Wood” in the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia

On 24 September 2019, a press conference was held in the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia devoted to the fifth master class on the restoration of museum objects carried out by the State Hermitage with the support of the Coca-Cola Russia system as part of the long-term “Preserving Cultural

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24 September 2019

Conference on “Changes in legislation on procurements and application practice. Prospects for work”

From 18 to 20 September 2019, the Hermitage hosted the 9th annual conference on “Changes in legislation on procurements and application practice. Prospects for work”.

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A Word from the Director

    • 4 Oct 2019

      A museum's place is midway between a temple and Disneyland

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    • 23 Sep 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: There were exchanges between Russian and American museums even during the Cold War

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    • 9 Sep 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: The Hermitage is finishing the restoration of the shrine of Alexander Nevsky

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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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