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26 November 2020

Online session of the State Council’s sub-group on the development of museum and exhibition activities

On 26 October 2020, a session of the sub-group on questions of the development of museum and exhibition activities within the State Council of the Russian Federation’s working group on Culture. The session took place in an online format with Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitag

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25 November 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court”

On 24 November 2020, the formal opening ceremony for the exhibition “Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court” took place in the State Hermitage.

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23 November 2020

Round Table “VR and AR in museums: entertainment or a new source of knowledge”

On 20 November 2020, the State Hermitage and the Institut Français in Saint Petersburg conducted a live online round table about the use of virtual and augmented reality in museums.

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20 November 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Tsars & Knights. The Romanovs’ Love Affair with the Middle Ages” in Amsterdam

On 19 November 202, the long-awaited exhibition “Tsars & Knights. The Romanovs’ Love Affair with the Middle Ages” opened at the Hermitage–Amsterdam exhibition centre.

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19 November 2020

The production “Not in Vain” performed in the Hermitage Theatre

On 14 November 2020, the piece “Not in Vain” was performed on the stage of the Hermitage Theatre.

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19 November 2020

Derbent Appeal

On 19 November 2020, the city of Derbent in Daghestan was the venue for an international conference on “The Mystery of the Cross-Domed Structure on the Territory of the Naryn-Kala Fortress. The History of Christianity in Derbent” that was organized by the Russian Federation’s Commission for UNESCO A

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18 November 2020

“The Spirit of Raphael and the Foot of Giulio Romano”. A new instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Hermitage TV series

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “The Spirit of Raphael and the Foot of Giulio Romano”, devoted to the restoration of School of Raphael frescoes.

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7 November 2020

Hermitage Days in Kazan 2020

On 6 November 2020, the formal opening of the Hermitage Days in Kazan took place in the Hermitage–Kazan Centre.

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7 November 2020

Decree of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation “On the confirmation of Unified Rules for the organization of the acquisition, recording, storage and use of museum objects and museum collections”

On 5 November 2020, the Ministry of Justice registered a decree of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation “On the confirmation of Unified Rules for the organization of the acquisition, recording, storage and use of museum objects and museum collections” that will come into effect from 1 J

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6 November 2020

Online Meeting of the Heads of Hermitage Foundations and Friends’ Organizations

On November 3 2020, the international meeting of the Heads of Hermitage Foundations and Friends’ organizations took place in the format of an online conference.

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3 November 2020

Results of a new stage in the archaeological exploration of the outskirts of Chersonesus

Between February and August 2020, archaeological explorations were carried out in the buffer zone of the Chersonesus Taurica world heritage site, on the territory designated for the construction of the Tauric Chersonese Historical and Archaeological Park.

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31 October 2020

Discovery of the Lost Burial Place of Ivan Alexeyevich Stempovsky in Kerch

The State Hermitage congratulates its colleagues on a remarkable event that took place during repair and restoration work on the Great and Small Mithradates Steps, a cultural heritage site of federal importance, – the discovery of the burial place of Ivan Alexeyevich Stempovsky, governor of Kerch an

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30 October 2020

Performance of The Nutcracker in the Hermitage Theatre for Children with Special Needs

On 27 October 2020, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a special performance of the ballet The Nutcracker for children with special needs. The event was part of the fifth anniversary of the charitable inter-museum project “I see music” that is organized by the Saint Petersburg State Museum of T

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30 October 2020

Awards Ceremony for the SeZaM 2020 Journalism Contest

On 23 October 2020, the 18th Forum of Mass Media in the North-West was held in Saint Petersburg. The venue for the business part of the form was the House of Journalists on Nevsky Prospekt, while the awards ceremony for the winners of the SeZaM 2020 journalism contest took place in the Hermitage The

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29 October 2020

Virtual Ceremony Devoted to a Joint Project for the Restoration of School of Raphael Frescoes

On 28 October 2020, a virtual ceremony was held that was devoted to a joint project for the restoration of School of Raphael frescoes in the Hermitage collection.

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27 October 2020

The international art project “Flora” will take place in autumn 2021

The international art project “Flora” will now take place in autumn 2021 – the Russian and Austrian sides have determined the new dates for the performances.

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27 October 2020

Changes to the Hermitage’s working hours

The State Hermitage is making changes to its working hours and arrangements for receiving visitors based on an analysis of feedback and visitor statistics.

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23 October 2020

Opening of the exhibition “Two Paintings by Bronzino. Conservation Completed”

On 23 October 2020, the exhibition “Two Paintings by Bronzino. Conservation Completed” was officially opened in the Apollo Hall of the Main Museum Complex. The ceremony took place in a closed format due to the measures aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

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A Word from the Director

    • 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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    • 5 Nov 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: How can freedom be combined with restrictions?

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    • 21 Oct 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky’s interview with the radio station Echo of Moscow: The life of the museum in the time of COVID – exhibitions, current and future

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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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