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17 May 2019

The State Hermitage in the Night of Museums 2019

On 18 May 2019, the State Hermitage will as usual be participating in the international Night of Museums event. The special programme will take place at several of the museum’s facilities at once from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm. (Ticket offices work until 10.10 pm.)

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15 May 2019

Gala Banquet In The Winter Palace

This year guests at the banquet will be invited to share the atmosphere of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, curated by the Hermitage.

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30 April 2019

Visit to the State Hermitage by a delegation of the Trustees of the National Gallery (London)

On 27–29 April 2019, a delegation of Trustees of the National Gallery in London headed by the museum’s Director, Gabriele Finaldi, paid a visit to the State Hermitage.

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26 April 2019

Celebration of the Netherlands’ King’s Day and the 10th Anniversary of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre

On 25 April 2019, two Russian-Dutch events were celebrated at once at the Menshikov Palace – the birthday of King Willem-Alexander and the 10th anniversary of the Hermitage–Amsterdam Centre.

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25 April 2019

Latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”

On 24 April 2019, the Hermitage hosted the latest session of the seminar “Heraldry – an ancillary historical discipline”.

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23 April 2019

Public Programme A Conversation about Roberto Matta and the Fourth Dimension

On 20 April 2019, the Lecture Hall of the State Hermitage was the setting for a large public programme entitled “A Conversation about Roberto Matta and the Fourth Dimension”.

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23 April 2019

International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards

From 21 to 26 April 2019, the 9th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards is being held in St Petersburg.

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23 April 2019

In Memoriam Jayne Wrightsman

On 20 April 2019, Jayne Wrightsman, a long-time devoted friend of the State Hermitage, passed away. She did so much for the museum that her name will forever be at the head of the list of our patrons and benefactors.

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19 April 2019

“The Past at Your Fingertips” Graduation Party

On 17 April 2019, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for the eleventh graduation party for the programme “The Past at Your Fingertips”.

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19 April 2019

Opening of the exhibition “‘Gods, Men, Heroes’. From the Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Naples and the Parco Archeologico di Pompei”

On 18 April 2019, the exhibition “‘Gods, Men, Heroes’. From the Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Naples and the Parco Archeologico di Pompei” was opened in the Manege of the Small Hermitage.

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18 April 2019

The Costume Gallery has opened after Restoration and Curatorial Work

On 17 April 2019, the Costume Gallery open-storage facility at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre opened to visitors in renewed form.

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18 April 2019

New instalment of Mikhail Piotrovsky’s TV series

The cultural TV channel Russia-K has broadcast the latest programme in the authorial series by Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky – “The Hermitage. Sacrifice”.

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17 April 2019

Presentation of the Gatchina Venus after restoration

On 16 April 2019, in the Hall of the Hellenistic Era in the New Hermitage, the sculpture known as the Gatchina Venus was presented after restoration. The ancient art work from the 3rd–2nd century BC was restored with the financial support of the pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter.

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15 April 2019

Opening of the exhibition “Paolo Uccello. St George and the Dragon. From the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris”

On 13 April 2019, the formal opening of the latest exhibition in the “Masterpieces from the World’s Museums in the Hermitage” series – “Paolo Uccello. St George and the Dragon. From the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris” – took place in the Apollo Hall of the State Hermitage.

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15 April 2019

Meeting of the Petersburg Dialogue Forum’s working group on culture in Berlin

On 8–10 April 2019, the Archaeological Centre was the venue for a meeting of the Petersburg Dialogue Forum’s working group on culture.

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15 April 2019

Meeting of members of the Petersburg Dialogue Co-ordinating Committees and heads of working groups

On 13 April 2019, the Hotel Astoria in St Petersburg was the venue for a meeting of the Petersburg Dialogue Co-ordinating Committees and heads of working groups.

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15 April 2019

Interactive programme for children: Cosmonautics Day in the State Hermitage

On 12 April 2019, the museum offered its young visitors the traditional “Cosmonautics Day in the Hermitage” programme. It was planned and conducted by the staff of the School Centre and the museum’s volunteers.

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15 April 2019

14th Patron’s Day at the State Hermitage

On 13 April 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the 14th Patron’s Day – a traditional annual celebration of benefactors and socially responsible companies organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Russky Metsenat (Russian Maecenas) almanac of social partnership and the Journ

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9 April 2019

Joint meeting of the Board of Representatives of the Union of Museums of Russia and members of the Union’s Presidium in Kazan

On 2 April 2019, the Representative Building of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Tatarstan was the venue for a joint meeting of Board of Representatives of the Union of Museums of Russia and members of the Union’s Presidium.

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A Word from the Director

    • 30 Jan 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: A Planet of White Elephants

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    • 19 Dec 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: What we bring to St Petersburg

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    • 28 Nov 2018

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Investment in the 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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