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30 March 2016

New Issue of the Hermitage Magazine

The latest issue of the Hermitage magazine, No 22, has now come out.

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29 March 2016

Hermitage Days in Yekaterinburg. Press Conference in TASS

From 30 March to 6 April 2016, Hermitage Days will be held in Yekaterinburg. That event and the 145th anniversary of the Sverdlovsk Regional Studies Museum were the subject of a press conference held on 29 March 2016 in the TASS press centre.

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28 March 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Briefing on the Reconstruction of Palmyra

On 28 March 2016, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, gave a briefing in connection with the liberation and future reconstruction of the Syrian city of Palmyra.

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28 March 2016

Donation to the State Hermitage of Yelena Obrastsova’s Costumes and Accessories

On 28 March 2016, costumes and accessories that had belonged to Yelena Vasilyevna Obraztsova (1939–2015) were formally presented to the State Hermitage by Yelena Viacheslavovna Makarova, the great Russian singer’s daughter.

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26 March 2016

The Hermitage and the Sirius Educational Centre

On 23 and 24 March 2016, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, had negotiations in the Sirius Educational Centre with the board of the Talent and Success Foundation (headed by Yelenea Shmeleva) on the prospects for collaboration between the State Hermitage, the foundation and

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21 March 2016

Press Conference on the Hermitage Days in Yekaterinburg

On 21 March 2016, TASS hosted a press conference in the form of a video link between St Petersburg and Yekaterinburg devoted to the Hermitage Days that will be held in Yekaterinburg from 30 March to 6 April.

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19 March 2016

Festive Evening “Buenos Dias, Argentina!” at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre

On 19 March 2016, the State Hermitage brought the Year of Argentinian Culture in Russia to a close with a festive evening in the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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16 March 2016

Outsider Art Museum in the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre

On 17 March 2016 the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre, Het Dolhuys museum for psychiatry in Haarlem and Cordaan centre, a company managing several specialist health institutions in the Netherlands, are opening a new museum within the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre: the Outsider Art Museu

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15 March 2016

Collaboration Agreement Signed between the National Museum Foundation of Morocco and the State Hermitage

On 15 March 2016, in the course of a visit by King Mohammed VI of Morocco, a framework agreement on collaboration between the National Foundation of Museums of the Kingdom of Morocco and the State Hermitage was signed in the Alexander Hall of the Great Kremlin Palace.

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14 March 2016

Educational Programme for the Lee Ufan Exhibition

“Sculpture in the Courtyard”, another project forming part of the Hermitage 20/21 programme, is presenting the work The Cane of Titan by the Korean artist Lee Ufan.

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10 March 2016

Opening Of An Exhibition In Turin "From Classicism To Impressionism. Three Centuries Of French Painting In The Hermitage"

On 10 March 2016 the exhibition “From Classicism to Impressionism. Three Centuries of French Painting in the Hermitage” was formally opened in the Palazzo Madama, Turin, Italy.

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9 March 2016

Presentation of Sakura Branches to the Hermitage

On 9 March 2016, in the Council Hall of the State Hermitage, flowering branches of Japanese cherry (sakura) were presented to the museum from the municipal administration of Sakata in Japan.

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4 March 2016

Marking International Women’s Day

The State Hermitage helps celebrate International Women’s Day.

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3 March 2016

New Inter-Museum Project Of The State Hermitage

On 3 March 2016, the State Hermitage presented a new inter-museum project developed by the Historical and Informational Service.

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3 March 2016

Meeting of the Friends of the Hermitage “The Hermitage –Staraya Derevnya. The Future Begins Today”

Friends of the Hermitage are always given the opportunity to see all the newest and most interesting things before other visitors, including exhibits of the still unopened Museum of Costume.

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3 March 2016

Awards Ceremony “Woman of the Year – 2016” of the Petersburg week of “Woman of the Year” in the State Hermitage

On 3 March 2016, the State Hermitage hosted the formal ceremony announcing the results of the Woman of the Year – 2016 competition.

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2 March 2016

Mijksenaar wins the competition to design a navigation system in the General Staff

The Dutch firm Mijksenaar ( has won the international competition for planners and designers to produce a system to help visitors find their way about the State Hermitage’s General Staff building.

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1 March 2016

Tony Cragg. Sculpture and Drawings

On 1 March 2016, the exhibition “Tony Cragg. Sculpture and Drawings” opened in the General Staff. It has been prepared by the State Hermitage’s Department of Contemporary Art as part of the Hermitage 20/21 project that aims to collect, exhibit and study art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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29 February 2016

The State Hermitage Issues a Gift Card

As International Women’s Day, 8 March, approaches, the State Hermitage has issued a Gift Card for two visits to the museum.

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A Word from the Director

    • 28 Dec 2020

      “We Keep Our Bridges Open”. Interview for EastEast Paper

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    • 2 Dec 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Cultural Heritage under Siege

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    • 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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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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