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"As we build our Post-War and Contemporary art collections, the Hermitage Museum welcomes The Hermitage Museum Foundation's ‘Art from America’ program which is designed to expand the Museum's holdings into the 21st century and beyond," said Dr. Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, famed Director of The State Hermitage Museum. "The Hermitage has collections of great masterpieces from our twenty-one Rembrandts to many of the most significant and beautiful works of Matisse and Picasso. We welcome the opportunity to display the works of the great American artists of this period permanently in our new General Staff Building facilities. ‘Art from America’ will allow us to curate new art that will become the history of tomorrow."

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Feb 13 2013

Pair of Imperial Russian vases found in Oklahoma

Posted by admin22 on Feb 13 2013

Two vases from Russia’s Imperial Factory of porcelain were recently found in Oklahoma and have been identified by the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The vases are valued at $1–1.5 million and will be put on sale on Apr. 17 at the Dallas Auction Gallery in Texas.     

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Feb 04 2013

Hermitage director gives his take on museum success

Posted by admin22 on Feb 04 2013


Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and chairman of the Council of Museums of Russia, recently sat down with the editors of Rossiyskaya Gazeta to discuss criteria for judging the effectiveness of museums, the heads of museums, and the current catastrophe in Russian-American museum relations.

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