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17 June 2019

The Alchemy of the Image: Max Ernst’s Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov

On 14 June 2019, the exhibition “The Alchemy of the Image: Max Ernst’s Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov” opened in the General Staff building of the State Hermitage.

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15 June 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Max Ernst. The Paris Years”

On 14 June 2019, the exhibition “Max Ernst. The Paris Years” was formally opened in the Twelve-Column Hall of the New Hermitage. It has been organized by the State Hermitage with the support of the Hermitage Foundation UK.

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14 June 2019

Italian President Sergio Mattarella visited the exhibition of the Benois Madonna in Fabriano

On 12 June 2019, Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Italian Republic, and Alberto Bonisoli, the Minister of Culture, visited Fabriano for the opening of the 13th Creative Cities Network Annual Conference, organized by UNESCO with the support of the Goodwill Ambassador Maria Francesca Merloni, a

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11 June 2019

Memorandum of collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts

On 11 June 2019, the Council Hall was the setting for the signing of a Memorandum of collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts. The agreement was signed by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, and Za

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10 June 2019

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping visit the State Hermitage

On 6 June 2019, Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, and Xi Jinping, the President of the People's Republic of China, visited the State Hermitage, where they acquainted themselves with the display of Italian Renaissance art.

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10 June 2019

International Vexillological Symposium IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

On 16–18 May, the State Hermitage was the venue for the latest international vexillological symposium IN HOC SIGNO VINCES. The symposium is held on a regular basis, moving from country to country, and is devoted to the study of flags, banners, standards and other insignia, the history of their origi

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6 June 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Artificial Intelligence and the Dialogue of Cultures”

On 6 June 2019 the exhibition “Artificial Intelligence and the Dialogue of Cultures” opened in the General Staff building. It is devoted to the artistic possibilities of artificial intelligence and presents works by fourteen artists and creative teams from ten different countries.

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5 June 2019

The State Hermitage informs

On 7 June 2019, due to the holding of a special event, access through Shuvalov Passage (connecting Millionnaya Street to Palace Embankment) will be closed to the public.

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5 June 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Forbidden Fruit. Sculptor Chris Antemann at MEISSEN”

On 4 June 2019, the exhibition “Forbidden Fruit. Sculptor Chris Antemann at MEISSEN” was formally opened in the General Staff building, presenting works by a contemporary artist created in collaboration with the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory.

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5 June 2019

General Meeting of the Union of Museums of Russia

On 1 June 2019, the Tsaritsyno Museum-Preserve was the venue for a general meeting of the Union of Museums of Russia. Representatives of more than 230 museums belonging to the Union took part in the gathering as well as Vladimir Medinsky, the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.

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3 June 2019

Plenary Session of the 12th International Peter the Great Congress

On 31 May 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the opening ceremony and plenary session of the 12th International Peter the Great Congress organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Dmitry Likhachev Foundation, the Peter the Great Institute and a number of other institutions a

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3 June 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Leonard da Vinci’s Madonna and Child (the Benois Madonna). From the collection of the State Hermitage” at the Pinacoteca Civica “Bruno Molajoli” in Fabriano, Italy

On 1 June 2019, the Teatro Gentile da Fabriano was the setting for the formal opening ceremony of the exhibition “Leonard da Vinci’s Madonna and Child (the Benois Madonna). From the collection of the State Hermitage”.

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3 June 2019

International Theoretical and Practical Conference on “Fashion and Design”

On 30 May 2019, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre hosted a session of the 22nd International Theoretical and Practical Conference on “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies” that has been by the State Hermitage jointly with the Russian Ethnographic Museum and

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3 June 2019

12th International Symposium on Byzantine Sigillography

On 28–30 May 2019, the State Hermitage hosted the 12th International Symposium on Byzantine Sigillography

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30 May 2019

The Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2019 Festival

On 30 May 2019, the 21st Intermuseum international festival opened in the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow.

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30 May 2019

Closing Event of the Season at the Hermitage Friends’ Club

On May 29, 2019 the International Hermitage Friends’ Club closed the 2018/2019 season with the meeting dedicated to the exhibition Gods, Men, Heroes. From the Museo Archeologico Nationale di Napoli and the Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

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29 May 2019

Венецианская биеннале: студенческая версия. 28 мая 2019

28 мая в Главном штабе прошел ежегодный праздник Студенческого клуба к завершению учебного года.

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29 May 2019

New instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s TV series Hermitage: “Thus Spake Zarathustra”

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

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27 May 2019

The Museum Celebrates another Day of the Hermitage Cat

On 25 and 26 May 2019, despite the inclement weather, visitors to the event, both small and large, painted huge plywood cats under the guidance of the celebrated artist Dmitry Shagin, who caringly helped his charges to realize their ideas.

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24 May 2019

Hermitage Days in Sofia

On 24 May 2019, the Hermitage Days in Sofia opened in the National Art Gallery. This is the first time they are being held in the Bulgarian capital.

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A Word from the Director

    • 5 Jun 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Provocation in Venice

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    • 22 May 2019

      “Contemporary Art Doesn’t Exist”

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    • 27 Feb 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Building Bridges of Trust

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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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