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15 May 2019

Opening of the 2nd international Art of Restoration conference

From 15 to 18 May 2019, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre is hosting the second international Art of Restoration conference organized by the State Hermitage, Carl Zeiss Microscopy and the OPTEC Group as part of a tripartite collaboration agreement.

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23 November 2018

The Casket of Hedwig Jagiellon. On the Completion of the Restoration

On 22 November 2018, the Knights’ Hall of the New Hermitage was the setting for the presentation of the Casket of Hedwig Jagiellon after a restoration that has been carried out with the support of the House of Cartier.

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12 October 2018

Hermitage Days in Yekaterinburg. The “Preserving Cultural Heritage Together” programme: master class on the restoration and conservation of tempera painting

From 9 to 12 October 2018, as part of the Hermitage Days in the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, a master class was held on the restoration and conservation of tempera painting, a continuation of the joint project between the State Hermitage and the Coca-Cola system in Russia – “Preserving Cultura

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10 September 2018

International conference: “Rakushechny Yar and the Neolithization of the South of Eastern Europe. Marking the 100th anniversary of Tatyana Belanovskaya’s birth.”

The international conference “Rakushechny Yar and the Neolithization of the South of Eastern Europe. Marking the 100th anniversary of Tatyana Belanovskaya’s birth.” was held between 24 and 27 August on Porechny island in Rostov region, where the State Hermitage’s Lower Don Expedition is carrying out

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13 July 2018

The Hermitage School of Restoration in the Crimea

As part of the Hermitage School of Restoration programme, on 2–13 July 2018 the Eastern Crimean Historical and Cultural Museum-Preserve in Kerch was the venue for a seminar and practical workshop on “Restoration of Museum Objects Made of Wood: Dry Archaeological Wood and Ethnographic Items”.

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3 July 2018

Awards for State Hermitage Restorers

Badges of Honorary Saint Petersburg Restorer 1st class together with a monetary award from the Government of Saint Petersburg “For a Contribution to the Development of the Restoration Field in Saint Petersburg” have been bestowed on Tatyana Alexandrovna Baranova, the head of the Department of Scient

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21 March 2018

The Hermitage at the 25th RESTAURO Salon in Ferrara

On 21 March 2018, in the presence of the head of the project, the architect Carlo Amadori, and representatives of the Italian Ministry of Culture, the government of the Emilia-Romagna region and the city of Ferrara, the 25th Salone del Restauro dei Musei e delle Imprese Culturali was formally opened

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1 December 2017

Restoration of the Highest Honours of the Russian Empire from the collection of the State Hermitage

On 30 November 2017, there was a presentation of the highest honours of the Russian Empire that have been restored with the support of the Smolensk Diamonds Jewellery Group.

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15 November 2017

Presentation of an Indian rose water sprinkler after restoration

On 14 November 2017, a 17th-century Indian rose water sprinkler was presented in the State Hermitage following a restoration carried out with the support of the House of Cartier.

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2 November 2017

The “Let’s preserve our cultural heritage” programme in Omsk. Master class on the restoration and conservation of furniture

From 30 October to 2 November 2017, as part of the Hermitage Days at the Omsk Regional Vrubel Museum of Fine Arts, a master class on the restoration and conservation of furniture was held, continuing the joint project between the State Hermitage and the Coca-Cola system – “Let’s preserve our cultura

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13 September 2017

“Let’s preserve our cultural heritage” programme in Ulan-Ude

On 12–14 September 2017, the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia in Ulan-Ude hosted a press conference, a master class and a round table, all devoted to the basics of the restoration of fabrics.

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29 December 2016

Restoration of Unique Musical Chandeliers Completed

In 2016 restoration work was completed on a pair of English crystal-glass chandeliers from the 1760s that are among the rarest exhibits in the State Hermitage.

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14 October 2016

Presentation of a Rock Crystal Lamp after Restoration

On 13 October 2016, the Hall of Italian Majolica in the New Hermitage was the settings for the presentation of a rock crystal lamp that has been restored with the support of the House of Cartier.

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14 October 2016

Opening of the Fore-Hall of the Winter Palace after Repair and Restoration Work

14 October 2016 saw the reopening of the Fore-Hall of the Winter Palace after repair and restoration work.

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13 October 2016

End of the Master Class on the Restoration of a Chinese Silk Scroll in the Laboratory for the Scientific Restoration of Oriental Painting

From 5 to 29 September 2016, a master class was held in the Laboratory for the Scientific Restoration of Oriental Painting on “The study of the theory and practice of restoration of traditional Chinese silk scrolls” as part of a project of collaboration between the State Hermitage and the Shanghai M

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28 September 2016

Master Class on the Restoration and Conservation of Works of Graphic Art in Vladivostok

On 26–28 September 2016, the programme of the Hermitage Days in Vladivostok was opened by a master class on the restoration and conservation of works of graphic art that was held in the Maritime State Picture Gallery as part of the joint project between the State Hermitage and the Coca-Cola system –

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20 September 2016

Practical Seminar on the Restoration and Conservation of Stone Artefacts at Chersonesus

From 29 August to 9 September 2016, the Tauric Chersonese State Museum Preserve hosted a seminar and practical workshop on “Restoration and Conservation of Stone Artefacts: Removal of Soiling, Filling Seams, Making Good Losses by Modelling and Copying the Original”.

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17 June 2016

“Let’s preserve our cultural heritage” programme in Ulan-Ude 2016

On 15–17 June 2016, the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia in Ulan-Ude hosted a press conference, a master class and a round table, all devoted to the restoration and conservation of Buddhist painting (tangka).

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1 April 2016

Reopening of the Pavilion Hall after Refurbishment

On 1 April 2016, the Pavilion Hall of the Small Hermitage was reopened to visitors.

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29 February 2016

Presentation of the Apollo Bureau after Restoration

On 29 February 2016, in the Council Hall, the State Hermitage and Samsung Electronics presented the results of another stage in their joint programme Linking Times – Linking Technologies and their plans for 2016.

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A Word from the Director

    • 1 Aug 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: “A museum’s success is not measured in visitor numbers.”

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    • 31 Jul 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Without renouncing or cursing

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    • 10 Jul 2019

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Justice is like Pandora’s Box

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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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