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3 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Two Palmyras: Real and Virtual”

On 3 December 2020, the exhibition “Two Palmyras: Real and Virtual” was formally opened in the General Staff building as part of the large-scale programme for the Day of Palmyra in the Hermitage.

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2 December 2020

“Around the Ark”. 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 – “Around the Ark”.

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2 December 2020

In memoriam Irina Alexandrovna Antonova

We are shaken by the news of the passing of Irina Alexandrovna Antonova, President of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

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1 December 2020

Hermitage Days 2020. 1–9 December

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. The year of the Hermitage’s foundation is considered to be 1764, when Catherine

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1 December 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Oman: the Land of Frankincense”

On 1 December 2020, during the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “Oman: the Land of Frankincense” opened in the Winter Palace, telling about various stages in the history and culture of Oman. It presents finds from significant archaeological excavations carried out in the Sultanate of Oman over the pas

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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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27 November 2020

The Hermitage in the General Staff Building. Twenty Years of Exhibitions

On 27 November 2020, the formal opening of the exhibition “The Hermitage in the General Staff Building. Twenty Years of Exhibitions” took place the General Staff building.

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27 November 2020

Opening of the exhibition “The Black Square. Kazimir Malevich” as part of the Hermitage Days in Samara Region

On 26 November 2020, the Hermitage Days in Samara started in the Samara Regional Art Museum. One of the main events of the programme was the opening of an exhibition of a single masterpiece from the collection of the State Hermitage – Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square.

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26 November 2020

Online session of the State Council’s sub-group on the development of museum and exhibition activities

On 26 October 2020, a session of the sub-group on questions of the development of museum and exhibition activities within the State Council of the Russian Federation’s working group on Culture. The session took place in an online format with Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitag

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25 November 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court”

On 24 November 2020, the formal opening ceremony for the exhibition “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court” took place in the State Hermitage.

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23 November 2020

Round Table “VR and AR in museums: entertainment or a new source of knowledge”

On 20 November 2020, the State Hermitage and the Institut Français in Saint Petersburg conducted a live online round table about the use of virtual and augmented reality in museums.

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20 November 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Tsars & Knights. The Romanovs’ Love Affair with the Middle Ages” in Amsterdam

On 19 November 202, the long-awaited exhibition “Tsars & Knights. The Romanovs’ Love Affair with the Middle Ages” opened at the Hermitage–Amsterdam exhibition centre.

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19 November 2020

The production “Not in Vain” performed in the Hermitage Theatre

On 14 November 2020, the piece “Not in Vain” was performed on the stage of the Hermitage Theatre.

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19 November 2020

Derbent Appeal

On 19 November 2020, the city of Derbent in Daghestan was the venue for an international conference on “The Mystery of the Cross-Domed Structure on the Territory of the Naryn-Kala Fortress. The History of Christianity in Derbent” that was organized by the Russian Federation’s Commission for UNESCO A

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18 November 2020

“The Spirit of Raphael and the Foot of Giulio Romano”. 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 Spirit of Raphael and the Foot of Giulio Romano”, devoted to the restoration of School of Raphael frescoes.

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7 November 2020

Hermitage Days in Kazan 2020

On 6 November 2020, the formal opening of the Hermitage Days in Kazan took place in the Hermitage–Kazan Centre.

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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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6 November 2020

Online Meeting of the Heads of Hermitage Foundations and Friends’ Organizations

On November 3 2020, the international meeting of the Heads of Hermitage Foundations and Friends’ organizations took place in the format of an online conference.

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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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