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Feb 20 2014

The Cats of The Hermitage

Posted by admin22 on Feb 20 2014

Cats of the Hermitage

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg houses more than 3 million works of art--and, underneath the museum, about 80 cats. Besides keeping rodents at bay, the cats of the Hermitage have their own website and their own annual holiday. 

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Feb 18 2014

Hermitage Museum Director on Its 250th Year and New "Sputnik" Spaces

Posted by admin22 on Feb 18 2014


On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Russia’s State Hermitage Museum, Angela M.H. Schuster caught up with its director Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, who has been at the helm since 1992, to talk about the storied St. Petersburg institution’s past and present, and the concepts of a museum Sputnik and a “cultural McDonald’s.”

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Feb 18 2014

Russian Riches Back In Britain

Posted by admin22 on Feb 18 2014


Downton Abbey meets the Romanovs in an exhibition of over 60 paintings and other works from Sir Robert Walpole’s collection, which was snapped up by Catherine the Great in 1779 and became the foundation of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.

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