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18 June 2021

The film A Passion for the Hermitage is now on YouTube

The five-part documentary film A Passion for the Hermitage (2003) by the Dutch director Aliona van der Horst has been published on YouTube.

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18 June 2021

Divine Liturgy in the Winter Palace Church of the Vernicle

On 17 June 2021, close to the Orthodox Feast of the Holy Trinity and the Saturday of Souls, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Church of the Vernicle in the Winter Palace, including prayers for the eternal rest of all the members of the Hermitage staff entered in the Book of Remembrance (Synod

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18 June 2021

Achilles the Cat’s Prediction for the Sweden–Slovakia Game

On 18 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 Slovakia due to take place in Saint Petersburg later in the day.

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17 June 2021

Hermitage Days in Kazan 2021

On 16 and 17 June 2021, the Hermitage–Kazan Centre was the venue for the Hermitage Days, the main event of which was the opening of the exhibition “Five Symbols of Good Fortune. Well-Wishes in Chinese Art of the 17th–20th Centuries from the collection of the State Hermitage”.

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16 June 2021

Opening of the exhibition “Surrealist Impressions. Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov”

On 15 June 2021, the exhibition “Surrealist Impressions. Books from the Collection of Mark Bashmakov” was formally opened in the Twelve-Column Hall.

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16 June 2021

Achilles the Cat’s Prediction for the Russia–Finland Match

On 16 June 2021, in the museum’s Bosporan Hall, the Hermitage’s feline oracle Achilles made his prediction of the winner in the match between Russia and Finland due to take place in Saint Petersburg later in the day.

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11 June 2021

Achilles the Cat’s Prediction for Euro 2020

On 11 June 2021, a few hours before the opening of the 16th UEFA European Football Championship, Achilles the Hermitage cat made his prediction for the outcome of the first match of Euro 2020, which will be held in Rome.

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8 June 2021

Formal Reopening of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre at the End of the Period of Restrictive Measures

On Saturday 5 June 2021, after a half-year pause in its operations due to the restrictions introduced by the Dutch government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, the Hermitage–Amsterdam Exhibition Centre reopened its doors to visitors.

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8 June 2021

A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series: “On the Eve. The Final Beauty of the Middle Ages”

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has completed filming of the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “On the Eve. The Final Beauty of the Middle Ages”.

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4 June 2021

VK for ARTs conference in the Hermitage

On 31 May 2021, the Atrium of the General Staff building became the venue of the VK for ARTs conference for workers in the cultural sphere from Saint Peterburg and Moscow.

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4 June 2021

Signing of a Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the State Hermitage and Qatar Museums

On 3 June 2021, as part of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Expoforum became the venue for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the State Hermitage and Qatar Museums.

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4 June 2021

Mikhail Piotrovsky took part in the session “Is the New Normal a Temporary or Permanent Phenomenon?” at SPIEF’21

On 3 June 2021, the programme of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum included a session on the question “Is the New Normal a Temporary or Permanent Phenomenon?” The participants discussed new problems in social and economic life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2 June 2021

Presentation of the Results of Collaboration between the State Hermitage and Samsung Electronics in 2020–21

On 27 May 2021, the Large Hall of the Lecture Centre in the General Staff building was the venue for a joint event held by the State Hermitage and Samsung Electronics in order to present the results of their collaboration in 2020–21, including projects for the restoration of technically complex exhi

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2 June 2021

Guided tours of the exhibitions “Arts of the Middle Ages” and “Alexander Nevsky, Prince and Saint”

From 3 June 2021, guided tours will be available of the temporary exhibitions “Arts of the Middle Ages. Masterpieces from the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria” and “Alexander Nevsky, Prince and Saint: Imagery and Symbolism”.

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31 May 2021

The Hermitage Celebrated the Day of the Hermitage Cat 2021

On 29 May 2021, the State Hermitage celebrated the Day of the Hermitage Cat, an event that has become a pleasant and attractive tradition in the museum. The cats are an important part of the life of the Hermitage and one of its legends.

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29 May 2021

Separate tickets for the exhibitions “Arts of the Middle Ages. Masterpieces from the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria” and “Alexander Nevsky, Prince and Saint: Imagery and Symbolism”

Since 29 May 2021, the official State Hermitage website tickets.hermitagemuseum.org is offering entry tickets to the temporary exhibitions “Arts of the Middle Ages. Masterpieces from the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria” and “Alexander Nevsky, Prince and Saint: Imagery and Symbolism”.

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29 May 2021

Opening of the exhibition “Catherine the Great. From the collection of the State Hermitage”

On 26 May 2021, as part of the Hermitage Days in Ulan-Ude, the exhibition “Catherine the Great. From the collection of the State Hermitage” was opened in the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia.

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28 May 2021

Opening of the exhibition “Alexander Nevsky, Prince and Saint: Imagery and Symbolism”

On 26 May 2021, the formal opening took place of the exhibition “Alexander Nevsky, Prince and Saint: Imagery and Symbolism”, marking the 800th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Nevsky, Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir, the hero of the Battle of the Neva and Battle on the Ice, a gi

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27 May 2021

Hermitage Days in Ulan-Ude 2021

From 26 to 29 May 2021, Hermitage Days were held in Ulan-Ude for the first time.

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27 May 2021

Formal Opening of the Reserve Gallery of 17th- and 18th-Century European Painting from the stocks of the State Hermitage Museum

On 27 May 2021, the Reserve Gallery of 17th- and 18th-Century European Painting from the stocks of the State Hermitage Museum. was officially opened on the top floor of the Winter Palace.

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A Word from the Director

    • 1 May 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky's interview with the Echo of Moscow radio station on the programme “Time Not Gone By”

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    • 28 Apr 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. The Therapeutic Effect of Culture

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    • 16 Apr 2021

      Mikhail Piotrovsky’s interview on the Echo of Moscow radio station. Vitaly Dymarsky’s programme Editorial Board

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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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