State Hermitage Museum

The conservation studio is the coalface of art history—but not all 'restorations' can be solved with acetone

While my past purchases are lined up for a professional clean, it is the current damage of international cultural relations that seem most in need of a fix

Isolated by Russia boycotts, Hermitage director calls for 'cultural bridges between the nations'

Mikhail Piotrovksy, who has been criticised for his silence on the war in Ukraine, says the museum will continue its international projects outside Europe

Hermitage branch in Amsterdam rebrands after cutting ties with Russia

The venue has reopened with an exhibition series focusing on Dutch masterpieces, starting with Vermeer’s Milkmaid

Hermitage loan of Raphael painting cancelled ahead of major National Gallery show in London

As the war in Ukraine continues, international loans of artworks between Russia and the West are being halted

After Amsterdam, the Hermitage Foundation UK now also cuts ties with the St Petersburg museum

Charity, which helps to raise funds for the Russian institution, has halted “building cultural bridges between the UK and Russia”

Official at St Petersburg's State Hermitage breaks visitor's nose—live on Instagram

Russian influencer posts aftermath of assault to her 1.5 million followers as state authorities target social media users posting in museums

'Putin's been my person since the 90s': ahead of Russia's parliamentary elections, Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovsky talks politics

The outspoken museum chief is leading the St Petersburg ticket of United Russia, the pro-Putin ruling party, in national parliamentary elections this weekend

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‘We have no doubt NFTs are art’: after selling tokenised Leonardo, Hermitage plans exhibition of born-digital works

Russian museum will look beyond the market hype to address deeper questions about "the specific possibilities of this medium", says contemporary art curator Dimitri Ozerkov

Hermitage museum mints Leonardo, Monet, Van Gogh NFTs to raise funds

The Russian museum had to overcome country's stringent restrictions on cryptocurrencies

Door still open to Hermitage Barcelona after city council calls for revised project

Ongoing negotiations for a new satellite of the Russian museum will focus on a collaboration with the Barcelona opera house

Hermitage director responds to accusations of fakery in Fabergé exhibition

Mikhail Piotrovsky addresses London dealer Andre Ruzhnikov’s claims that the Russian exhibition includes ‘tawdry fakes’

New hope that ancient Palmyra will be rebuilt after Isis damage

Deal between the Syrian government and Russian masonry body builds on country’s research into state of archaeological site

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US and Russia 'leave aside the politics' to restore Raphael frescoes

A grant of over $100,000 has been given from the US to St Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum for the maintenance of three 16th-century school of Raphael works

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

Cultural love-in between Italy and Russia sets ‘soft power’ alarm bells ringing

Growing unease as the special relationship between the two countries gains momentum during the Covid-19 crisis

What can we learn from museums during the Second World War?

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we look back at how art institutions adapted to wartime constraints, from tours without pictures to child's play

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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

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Barcelona rejects plans for outpost of Russia’s State Hermitage Museum

Hermitage officials dismayed after city council refuses planning permission for new venue, citing multiple concerns

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Russian museums follow Putin’s call for satellites in the regions

The Hermitage has opened a branch in Siberia, the Pushkin is renovating a Constructivist landmark in Samara and more agreements are in the works

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

Russia and Syria sign agreement to restore ancient city of Palmyra

Collaboration spearheaded by the State Hermitage Museum was made official in Damascus this week

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

'Exceptional loan' of Francesco Melzi painting from Russia comes to London's National Gallery

Unusual month-long display of recently restored work by Leonardo’s favourite and heir will be lent by the State Hermitage Museum

Italy secures loan of Leonardo da Vinci's Benois Madonna from Russia's Hermitage museum

There has been intense competition to borrow works by the artist during the 500th anniversary of his death this year

Hermitage and Pushkin join forces to show stellar Russian collections of Modern art

The museums are pooling the divided collections of Sergei Shchukin and Morozov brothers for a quartet of exhibitions

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