St Petersburg

Hermitage plans ‘exchange of outstanding and significant exhibits’ with National Museum of Iran

Despite pandemic, Russian and Iranian museum directors met online to discuss future cultural collaborations

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Russian museums in crisis: State Hermitage projects losses of almost half its annual revenue after closing for two months

Loss of tourism and oil market crash because of coronavirus pandemic wreak havoc as institutions seek state help

Influx of millions of Chinese tourists wreaks havoc for Russian museums

Electronic visas pave the way for ever greater visitors numbers, creating major logistical problems at Tsarskoe Selo and the Hermitage

St Petersburg art school explores tie-up with China

Head of Repin Institute, which is popular with Chinese students, says it has "a lot in common" with Chinese art academies

St Petersburg's State Hermitage ponders Saudi Arabia satellite museum

The Hermitage will also expand its presence in Crimea with a new cultural centre planned in Sevastopol

Mikhail Piotrovsky—Hermitage chief for 26 years—is an Old Master of diplomacy

Russian museum is pursuing global expansion with long-term plans under way for Barcelona and China

Staff at State Russian Museum take legal action to halt renovation

Senior employees claim the $17m project threatens the Mikhailovsky Palace building and its collections

Piero della Francesca exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum is largest ever—with 11 works

Half of movable works by Renaissance master included in St Petersburg show

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The Ratnaya Palata gets a fresh start with new WWI museum

Russia sets sights on high-tech war museum without a Marxist-Leninist bias

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Georgia and Russia rattle their sabres over war damage

Both sides claim the other damaged historic buildings

Hermitage Leonardo bust taken hostage in restorer's cash dispute

The kidnapped statue has now been returned to the museum

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Can past nuclear explosions help detect forgeries?

The inventors of a new technique for dating paintings say it can prove whether a work was made before or after 1945

Hermitage nears conclusion of deal with Iran securing multiple joint exhibitions

The museum's director maintains that the agreement is no major coup

Orthodox Church seeks control of Moscow icon museum

The fate of Ryazan's Art and History Museum could set a precedent for restitution

US aluminium giant sends Warhol to Russia

The Alcoa Corporation is marking its entry into Russia by funding the tour of a Warhol Museum show

Swedish museum faces Russian restitution claim

The Konstmuseum in Malmö allegedly kept works lent to the gallery before the outbreak of the First World War

Russia pledges 120 million rubles to restore warping wooden church

Built without a single nail, the Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour will have to be taken apart in order to save it

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Putin’s unexpected support for archaeologists may be warning to construction industry

He ordered the governor of Novgorod to make builders wait until archaeologists had finished excavating

Warhol tour begins in Russia

Russia’s first Andy Warhol exhibition has opened at the State Hermitage Museum

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Art and archaeology falls casualty to the Chechen war

The collections of two museums in Grozny have disappeared and the region’s distinctive stone towers are caught in the crossfire

Malevich heirs gunning for Amsterdam’s Stedelijk

Museum bought works after artist abandoned them in Berlin

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A room full of MoMA in St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum

This marks the first in a series of planned loans of modern and contemporary American works from MoMA to the Hermitage

Environmental protection in Russia, aqua alta on the Neva

Unlike Venice, St Petersburg is building a flood barrier, but needs more money

Ronald Lauder returns Nazi loot

1829 Kipresnky painting was taken to Berlin in the 1940's

The Gerstenberg Goyas resurface at The Hermitage

Drawings believed lost go on display in “Masterpieces of Western European Drawing"

Looted artarchive

Where is the real Van Gogh’s “White House at Night”?

Fears are growing that the version in the St Petersburg is a replica

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Looted Bremen drawings on show at the Hermitage in June

About 150 items from the collection will be displayed at the exhibition

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