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12 December 2017

The Hermitage hosted the Saint Petersburg Influence Ratings ceremony

On 11 December 2017, during the Hermitage Days, the General Staff building was the setting for the Saint Petersburg Influence Ratings ceremony, a joint event organized by the State Hermitage, the newspaper Fontanka.ru and the magazine Gorod 812.

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11 December 2017

Evening marking the 30th anniversary of the Presentation of the Nobel Prize to Joseph Brodsky

On 10 December 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days, an anniversary event was held in the Hermitage Theatre devoted to Joseph Brodsky, the latest Russian-born writer to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the only one for whom St Petersburg was his native city.

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9 December 2017

Saint George’s Day

On 9 December 2016, the St George Hall (Large Throne Room) of the Winter Palace was the setting for the ceremony marking Orthodox St George’s Day.

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9 December 2017

Presentation of the New Issue of the Hermitage Magazine

On 9 December 2017, at the exhibition “The Winter Palace and the Hermitage. 1917. History was made here” in the Nicholas Hall, Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, and Svetlana Datsenko, the editor of the Hermitage magazine presented its new issue, which has been brought out

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9 December 2017

Opening of the exhibition “Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The Lute-Player. Marking the end of the restoration”

On 9 December 2017, the exhibition Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The Lute-Player. Marking the end of the restoration was opened in the Apollo Hall of the Winter Palace.

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9 December 2017

International Hermitage Friends’ Day

On 8 December 2017, the Museum welcomed all Hermitage Friends from around the world to the Restoration and Open Storage Centre Hermitage Staraya Derevnya for the traditional annual event – celebration of the International Hermitage Friends’ Day.

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9 December 2017

Inauguration of the new open-storage facility – Showcases and the Look of the Museum

The presentation of the new open-storage facility Showcases and the Look of the Museum was one of the main events of the Hermitage Days. The formal inauguration ceremony took place on 8 December 2017 at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.

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8 December 2017

Opening of the exhibition “The Fallen. The Dying Gaul and the Lesser Attalid Dedication. From the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples”

On 7 December 2017, during the Hermitage Days, the exhibition “The Fallen. The Dying Gaul and the Lesser Attalid Dedication. From the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples” opened in the Roman Courtyard of the New Hermitage.

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8 December 2017

Opening of the Permanent Display of Ancient Glyptics

On 7 December 2017, during the Hermitage Days, on the Russian Orthodox feast day of Saint Catherine, the refurbished permanent display “Ancient Glyptics. Engraved Gems of Ancient Greece and Rome. 15th century BC – 5th century AD” was inaugurated in the New Hermitage after the completion of restorati

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8 December 2017

Giacomo Quarenghi (1744–1817). Architect and Draughtsman

On 8 December 2017 the exhibition Giacomo Quarenghi (1744–1817). Architect and Draughtsman opened in the Twelve-Column Hall of the New Hermitage.

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8 December 2017

Concert: Cinema, Ballet Marking the 90th anniversary of the birth of Oleg Karavaichuk

On 7 December 2017, during the Hermitage Days 2017, a memorial evening was held for Oleg Karavaichuk, timed to mark the 90th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

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8 December 2017

7 December. Saint Catherine’s Day

On the morning of 7 December, services were held in the Church of the Vernicle in the Winter Palace. The yearly General Meeting took place in the Hermitage Theatre. The Director’s press conference was devoted to a review of 2017 and the events and exhibitions that are planned for 2018.

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7 December 2017

“The Glowing Colours of Stained Glass” Children’s Event at the State Hermitage’s School Centre

On 6 December 2017, a children’s event with the theme “The Glowing Colours of Stained Glass” was held in the Hermitage to mark the end of the complete refurbishment of the School Centre (Research and Instructional Methodology Department).

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7 December 2017

The Hermitage in Photographs and Publications

During the Hermitage Days, the Foyer of the Theatre is housing the exhibition “The Hermitage in Photographs” and “The Hermitage in Publications”

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7 December 2017

Mikhail Piotrovsky’s Traditional Press Conference

On 7 December 2017, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for the traditional press conference given by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, in which he reviewed the museum’s work in 2017 and spoke about its plans and projects.

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6 December 2017

Opening of the exhibition “In the land of Dilmun, where the Sun rises…”

On 5 December 2017, the exhibition “In the land of Dilmun, where the Sun rises…”, organized in conjunction with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and the National Museum of Bahrain, opened in the State Hermitage.

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6 December 2017

International Volunteer Day in the Hermitage

International Volunteer Day (5 December) was introduced on the initiative of the UN in 1985 and has been celebrated in the Hermitage since 2003, when the museum’s Volunteer Service was created.

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6 December 2017

Awards Ceremony for the Iskusny Glagol Prize in memory of Vladimir Matveyev

On 5 December 2017, the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for a ceremony devoted to the presentation of the Grand Prix of the Iskusny Glagol competion, a joint project of the State Hermitage, the Vladimir Potanin Foundation and the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.

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6 December 2017

Awards Ceremony for Vladimir Potanin Foundation Grants

On 5 December 2017, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a formal ceremony reviewing the collaboration between the Hermitage and the charitable Vladimir Potanin Foundation in 2017.

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5 December 2017

The Hermitage participates in the International Book Fair

The State Hermitage’s Editorial and Publishing Department participated in the International Non-Fiction Book Fair that was held from 29 November to 3 December 2017 at the Central House of Artists in Moscow.

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A Word from the Director

    • 30 Nov 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “We have created the Hermitage of the 21st century”

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    • 30 Nov 2017

      The Winter Palace and Hermitage as Witnesses of the Russian Revolution

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    • 24 Nov 2017

      Mikhail Piotrovsky on the Cultural Forum, on the problems of culture and its defence, and on working with special visitors

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The Hermitage Museum Blog

    • 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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    • 20 May 2016

      The State Hermitage at the Intermuseum 2016 Festival

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