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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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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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21 May 2019

Visit of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the State Hermitage

On 21 May 2019, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam paid a visit to the State Hermitage.

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21 May 2019

The Hermitage in the Night of Museums

On 18 May 2019, the State Hermitage as usual participated in the international Night of Museums event. The special programme took place at several of the museum’s facilities at once.

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21 May 2019

Awards Ceremony for the 20th Children’s Computer Graphics and Animation Competition “Inspired by the myth. Iphigenia in Tauris”

On 19 May 2019, the Large Hall of the School Centre was the venue for the awards ceremony honouring the winners of the 20th Children’s Computer Graphics and Animation Competition – “Inspired by the myth. Iphigenia in Tauris” devoted to the Year of the Theatre.

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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

Saint Petersburg named the Museum Capital of Russia

For International Museum Day, which is celebrated on 18 May each year, the TurStat analytical agency compiled a rating of the cities in Russia with the most interesting museums. Saint Petersburg took first place.

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A Word from the Director

    • 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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    • 30 Jan 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: A Planet of White Elephants

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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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