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20 July 2021

Opening of the exhibition “Raphael Santi. La belle jardinière: Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist”

On 20 July 2021, a virtual opening ceremony took place in the Apollo Hall of the Winter Palace for an exhibition organized by the State Hermitage and the Musée du Louvre – “Raphael Santi. La belle jardinière: Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist”.

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19 July 2021

Workshop on “The Restoration of Plaster Embellishments and Small-Scale Ceramic Plastic Art from Antiquity” in the Crimea

From 5 to 16 June 2021, a workshop on “The Restoration of Plaster Embellishments and Small-Scale Ceramic Plastic Art from Antiquity” took place in the Crimea.

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19 July 2021

Formal opening of the Reserve Gallery of 2nd-19th-Century Central Asian Works of Art from the Stocks of the Hermitage. “From India to China”

On 16 July 2021, the Reserve Gallery of 2nd-19th-Century Central Asian Works of Art from the Stocks of the Hermitage. “From India to China” was formally opened to the public. The new display occupies nine halls (342–334) on the top floor of the Winter Palace. The opening of the gallery is timed to m

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15 July 2021

“The Hermitage has set foot on the unsteady soil of TikTok”

“The Hermitage has set foot on the unsteady soil of TikTok: with dances that everyone will like and with clever songs that connoisseurs will like. Beauty in diversity – that is the Hermitage’s style,” says Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage.

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14 July 2021

Formal Opening of the Exhibition “Classical Myth in the Art of Bertel Thorvaldsen. Drawings and Sculptures from the Collections of Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, and the Hermitage”

On 13 July 2021, the exhibition “Classical Myth in the Art of Bertel Thorvaldsen. Drawings and Sculptures from the Collections of Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, and the Hermitage” was formally opened in the State Hermitage. The exhibition is timed to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of the

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8 July 2021

Separate tickets for the exhibition “Transfigurations. African Masks of the 19th and 20th Centuries”

From 13 July 2021, the official State Hermitage website tickets.hermitagemuseum.org is offering separate entry tickets to the temporary exhibition “Transfigurations. African Masks of the 19th and 20th Centuries”. The exhibition is running in the Manege of the Small Hermitage until 12 December 2021..

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7 July 2021

New Issue of the Hermitage Magazine

A new issue of the Hermitage magazine has been published (No 30, 2021), prepared by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Hermitage 21st Century Foundation.

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7 July 2021

Collaboration between the State Hermitage and HEINEKEN continues

For a period of 16 years now, the brewing company HEINEKEN has been one of the State Hermitage’s long-standing partners.

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2 July 2021

Opening of the Hermitage–Ural Cultural and Educational Centre

From 3 July 2021, the Hermitage–Ural Exhibition Centre – a satellite of the State Hermitage and, at the same time, part of the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts – will open its doors to the public in Yekaterinburg.

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2 July 2021

Changes to the approach to the General Staff building due to the EURO 2020 tournament

On 2 and 3 July 2021, a EURO 2020 fan zone is operating on Palace Square, and this may cause restrictions to pedestrians.

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2 July 2021

Achilles the Cat’s Prediction for Switzerland v. Spain

On 2 July 2021, in the museum’s Bosporan Hall, the Hermitage’s feline oracle Achilles made his prediction of the outcome of the EURO 2020 quarter final between Switzerland and Spain later in the day. This will be the last match to take place in Saint Petersburg and the last that Achilles will be pre

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1 July 2021

Sale of tickets begins for the evening performances of the Flora project in the Hermitage

From 1 July 2021. it is possible to buy tickets on the State Hermitage website for the evening performances of the Flora theatrical-musical project.

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1 July 2021

Opening of the exhibition “From Romanticism to Impressionism. 19th-Century French Painting and Sculpture from the Hermitage Collection” in the Hermitage–Ural Exhibition Centre

On 1 July 2021, a formal online ceremony was held in the Hermitage–Ural Exhibition Centre to open its first exhibition – “From Romanticism to Impressionism. 19th-Century French Painting and Sculpture from the Hermitage Collection”. The exhibition anticipated the inauguration of the Hermitage–Ural Cu

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1 July 2021

Conference in memory of Tamara Vladimirovna Rappe (1948–2017)

On 29 June 2021, an online conference took place that was dedicated to the memory of Tamara Vladimirovna Rappe (1948–2017), one of our country’s foremost specialists on Western European applied art and one of the key figures in the history of the Hermitage in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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29 June 2021

Archaeological expedition in Chersonesus discovered an unexplored early Christian burial vault from the 4th–7th centuries

In June 2021, during archaeological studies on the territory of the Southern Suburb of ancient Chersonesus, a unique, previously unexplored archaeological object was discovered – a Christian burial vault from the 4th–7th centuries.

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28 June 2021

The Traditional Charity Reception in the Winter Palace.

On 26 June 2021, the traditional charity reception took place in the Winter Palace.

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25 June 2021

The exhibition “The Union of Earth and Water. The theme of the seashell in 16th–21st-century works of applied art from the State Hermitage collection” opens in Vladivostok

On 25 June 2021, the Primorye (Maritime) State Picture Gallery in Vladivostok was the setting for the opening of the exhibition “The Union of Earth and Water. The theme of the seashell in 16th–21st-century works of applied art from the State Hermitage collection”. The new exhibition is already the s

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24 June 2021

The State Hermitage informs

Due to the restrictions on movement in the centre of Saint Petersburg on 25 June 2021 because of the holding of the Scarlet Sails celebration, we ask you to note that holders of tickets to the Hermitage (the Main Museum Complex, General Staff building and Winter Palace of Peter I) for time slots fro

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23 June 2021

Achilles Predicts the Sweden–Poland Match

On 23 June 2021, in the museum’s Bosporan Hall, the Hermitage’s feline oracle Achilles made his prediction of the winner in the match between Sweden and Poland due to take place in Saint Petersburg later in the day.

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A Word from the Director

    • 22 Jul 2021

      “Our financial issues are measured in billions”: How the Hermitage is entering the NFT art market

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    • 18 Jul 2021

      Интервью Михаила Пиотровского на радио «Эхо Москвы»: «Третий Эрмитаж. Открытие в Екатеринбурге центра “Эрмитаж-Урал“»

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    • 30 Jun 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Art is a good litmus test

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 16 Jun 2021

      Results of the children’s art competition “Encounters in the Hermitage: Triumph, Victory and Celebration in Ancient Greece and Rome”

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    • 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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