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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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17 March 2020

The State Hermitage informs

The State Hermitage Museum is temporally closed for visitors

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13 March 2020

The State Hermitage informs

In conjunction with the spread of the coronavirus and the Resolution of the Government of Saint Petersburg №121 “On measures to counteract the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg” issued on 13 March 2020, the State Hermitage informs the public of the following.

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4 March 2020

The State Hermitage informs

The Hermitage wishes everyone the best for International Women’s Day. To mark the holiday, the museum is granting entry free of charge to all categories of individual visitors on 8 March 2020.

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21 January 2020

The State Hermitage informs

On 21 January 2020, the Hermitage’s Museum Security Service received information from law-enforcement bodies about a bomb threat.

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21 January 2020

The State Hermitage informs

Following publications in the press about Poland laying claim to certain works of art that are currently being kept in museum collections in Russia with an indication the Brueghel’s Forest Landscape is in the Hermitage, we point out that Jan Brueghel the Elder’s painting Forest Landscape now in the

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31 December 2019

The State Hermitage informs

The Hermitage informs its visitors of the museum’s working hours over the New Year holidays.

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12 December 2019

The State Hermitage informs

Additional working hours for the exhibitions "Assyrian Art from the British Museum" and ""Tis Potemkin Himself"

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A Word from the Director

    • 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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    • 5 Nov 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: How can freedom be combined with restrictions?

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    • 21 Oct 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky’s interview with the radio station Echo of Moscow: The life of the museum in the time of COVID – exhibitions, current and future

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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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