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20 May 2019

The Hermitage at the Venice Biennale 2019

On 8 May 2019, in the Giardini, the park that is the location of the largest national pavilions at the Venice Biennale of contemporary art, the opening of the exhibition entitled Lc. 15: 11-32 took place in the Russian pavilion. The display is entirely devoted to the Hermitage, one of the world’s la

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20 May 2019

Meeting of the European part of the Bizot Group

On 16 and 17 May 2019, the Tate Modern museum in London hosted the latest meeting of the European part of the Bizot Group, an informal association of the world’s leading museums that engage in organizing international exhibitions. Mikhail Piotrovsky, the Director of the Hermitage, attended.

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17 May 2019

Treasures of the Red River. Archaeological Collections from the Museums of Vietnam

On 17 May 2019, the exhibition “Treasures of the Red River. Archaeological Collections from the Museums of Vietnam” was formally opened in the Winter Palace’s Halls of the History of Ancient Writings. It is timed to mark Ho Chi Minh’s birthday and the days of the city (formerly Saigon) now named in

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17 May 2019

The State Hermitage in the Night of Museums 2019

On 18 May 2019, the State Hermitage will as usual be participating in the international Night of Museums event. The special programme will take place at several of the museum’s facilities at once from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm. (Ticket offices work until 10.10 pm.)

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17 May 2019

The Hermitage Gathers Friends

On 17 May 2019, 170 children gathered in the Hermitage Theatre: young patients of the children’s hospice, youngsters in the care of the rehabilitation department for oncological patients at the Solnechnoe children’s sanatorium, children from the Raisa Gorbacheva Institute for Childhood Haematology a

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17 May 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Glyptics: Past and Present”

On 16 May 2019, the exhibition “Glyptics: Past and Present” was formally opened in the Blue Bedroom of the Winter Palace.

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17 May 2019

Meeting of the Organizing Committee for Planning and Conducting the Celebrations of the 350th Anniversary of the Birth of Peter I

On 15 May 2019, the General Staff building of the State Hermitage was the venue for a meeting of the organizing committee for planning and conducting the celebrations of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Peter the Great. The event took place as part of the St Petersburg International Leg

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17 May 2019

Leonardo da Vinci’s Benois Madonna will travel to Italy

On 10 May 2019, the Castello Sforzesco, former residence of the Sforza dukes of Milan, was the venue for a press conference devoted to the holding of the 13th UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Conference and the upcoming exhibition in the Pinacoteca Civica “Bruno Molajoli” in Fabriano, where fro

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17 May 2019

Event for Children with Hearing Impairments “Guests of the Muses”

On 15 May 2015, a celebratory event was held in the halls of Classical Antiquity for the children with hearing impairments who regularly visit the Hermitage as part of the special programme “We hear the world! A Dialogue with the Hermitage”.

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15 May 2019

Gala Banquet In The Winter Palace

This year guests at the banquet will be invited to share the atmosphere of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, curated by the Hermitage.

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30 April 2019

Visit to the State Hermitage by a delegation of the Trustees of the National Gallery (London)

On 27–29 April 2019, a delegation of Trustees of the National Gallery in London headed by the museum’s Director, Gabriele Finaldi, paid a visit to the State Hermitage.

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26 April 2019

Celebration of the Netherlands’ King’s Day and the 10th Anniversary of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre

On 25 April 2019, two Russian-Dutch events were celebrated at once at the Menshikov Palace – the birthday of King Willem-Alexander and the 10th anniversary of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre.

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25 April 2019

Latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”

On 24 April 2019, the Hermitage hosted the latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”.

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23 April 2019

Public Programme A Conversation about Roberto Matta and the Fourth Dimension

On 20 April 2019, the Lecture Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a large public programme entitled “A Conversation about Roberto Matta and the Fourth Dimension”.

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23 April 2019

International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards

From 21 to 26 April 2019, the 9th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards is being held in St Petersburg.

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23 April 2019

In Memoriam Jayne Wrightsman

On 20 April 2019, Jayne Wrightsman, a long-time devoted friend of the State Hermitage, passed away. She did so much for the museum that her name will forever be at the head of the list of our patrons and benefactors.

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19 April 2019

“The Past at Your Fingertips” Graduation Party

On 17 April 2019, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for the eleventh graduation party for the programme “The Past at Your Fingertips”.

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19 April 2019

Opening of the exhibition “‘Gods, Men, Heroes’. From the Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Naples and the Parco Archeologico di Pompei”

On 18 April 2019, the exhibition “‘Gods, Men, Heroes’. From the Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Naples and the Parco Archeologico di Pompei” was opened in the Manege of the Small Hermitage.

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18 April 2019

The Costume Gallery has opened after Restoration and Curatorial Work

On 17 April 2019, the Costume Gallery open-storage facility at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre opened to visitors in renewed form.

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18 April 2019

New instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s TV series

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

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A Word from the Director

    • 30 Jan 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: A Planet of White Elephants

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    • 19 Dec 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: What we bring to St Petersburg

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    • 28 Nov 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Investment in the 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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