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30 June 2020

The Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 Festival in the Hermitage Ends

On 30 June 2020, the State Hermitage’s Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival for children and teenagers comes to an end. Due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country, the festival, which has become a well-loved Hermitage tradition, took place in a new format for the first time,

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22 May 2020

Days of Classical Antiquity Festival: a new online project for children “The Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece at Home and at War”

From 22 May 2020, as part of the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival for pre-school and school children, the State Hermitage is running a new online project – “The Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece at Home and at War”.

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22 May 2020

Days of Classical Antiquity: the children’s art competition “Encounters in the Hermitage. The Invincible Heroes of Ancient Greece” has finished

At the State Hermitage, the children’s art competition “Encounters in the Hermitage. The Invincible Heroes of Ancient Greece”, which became the chief event of the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival has come to an end. The competition was held online between 10 April and 20 May.

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8 May 2020

Days of Classical Antiquity 2020: the children’s art competition has been extended

Since 10 April 2020, the State Hermitage has been holding the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival, for the first time in an online format.

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17 April 2020

The Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 in the State Hermitage, a festival for children and teenagers, has gone international

From 10 April to 15 May 2020, the Hermitage is holding the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020, a festival for children and teenagers with a history that goes back 14 years.

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13 April 2020

Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival

The Hermitage invites you to join in the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival for children and teenagers. The aim of the festival is to show that the legacy of the Ancient World is not just dry museum exhibits but is capable of becoming a vibrant part of modern-day life and a source of inspirat

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9 April 2020

Competition: “Encounters in the Hermitage. The Invincible Heroes of Ancient Greece”

The Hermitage invites you to take part in the Days of Classical Antiquity 2020 festival for children and teenagers. The aim of the festival is to show that the legacy of the Ancient World is not just dry museum exhibits but is capable of becoming a vibrant part of modern-day life and a source of ins

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20 December 2019

New Year Party for Special-Needs Children in the Hermitage

On 20 December 2019, the Hermitage Theatre was the setting for a New Year party for children with health-related disabilities who participate in the special programme “My Hermitage”.

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5 December 2019

Special event for pupils of remedial schools “The Theatre. A Game of Imagination”

On 4 December 2019, the Large Hall of the State Hermitage’s Schools Centre was the setting for a special festive event “The Theatre. A Game of Imagination” for children with special mental developmental needs that was prepared for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) and t

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2 December 2019

“Happy Birthday, Hermitage!” Family Festival

This year, the Hermitage Days celebrations began on 1 December 2019 with a “Happy Birthday, Hermitage!” family festival.

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2 September 2019

The Hermitage at the Museums for Children festival

On 31 August and 1 September 2019, members of staff from the State Hermitage’s School Centre participated in the city’s Museums for Children festival that was organized by the State Russian Museum and held in the Summer Garden. The event has taken place annually for several years now.

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21 May 2019

Awards Ceremony for the 20th Children’s Computer Graphics and Animation Competition “Inspired by the myth. Iphigenia in Tauris”

On 19 May 2019, the Large Hall of the School Centre was the venue for the awards ceremony honouring the winners of the 20th Children’s Computer Graphics and Animation Competition – “Inspired by the myth. Iphigenia in Tauris” devoted to the Year of the Theatre.

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17 May 2019

The Hermitage Gathers Friends

On 17 May 2019, 170 children gathered in the Hermitage Theatre: young patients of the children’s hospice, youngsters in the care of the rehabilitation department for oncological patients at the Solnechnoe children’s sanatorium, children from the Raisa Gorbacheva Institute for Childhood Haematology a

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17 May 2019

Event for Children with Hearing Impairments “Guests of the Muses”

On 15 May 2015, a celebratory event was held in the halls of Classical Antiquity for the children with hearing impairments who regularly visit the Hermitage as part of the special programme “We hear the world! A Dialogue with the Hermitage”.

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29 March 2019

Conference on "Modern Museums as an Educational Space for Children"

On 27 and 28 March 2019, the State Hermitage hosted a conference on “Modern Museums as an Educational Space for Children” timed to mark the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the museum’s School Office (now the School Centre).

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24 December 2018

New Year Party in the Hermitage for Children with Special Needs

On 21 December 2018, a “New Year in the Hermitage” party was held for children with health-related special needs who participate in the “My Hermitage” programme.

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18 December 2018

Christmas Charity Event in the Hermitage

On 15 December 2018, the Hermitage Theatre was the venue for a Christmas Sochelnik charity event organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 and the PR agency Principe PR Media. A performance entitled Little Christmas Songs in the Hermitage was given on the stag

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7 December 2018

Party for Children with Health-Related Disabilities “The Hermitage Preserves Cultural Heritage”

On 6 December 2018, the halls of the State Hermitage’s School Centre housed a party for children with health-related disabilities from remedial schools No 34, 370 and 522 and from boarding school No 33 for children with hearing impairments who regularly visit the museum under the special programme “

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25 October 2018

The “Children’s Days in Petersburg” festival in the Hermitage

In 2018, the traditional “Children’s Days in Petersburg” festival will take place from 27 October to 5 November with continuations on 10, 11, 17 and 18 November.

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1 June 2018

Achilles the Hermitage Cat Greets Children on Their Special Day

On 1 June 2018, the State Hermitage, represented by Achilles the Hermitage Cat and several members of staff, participated as best it could in the celebration of International Children's Day and the 15th anniversary of St Petersburg’s Children’s Hospice.

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A Word from the Director

    • 3 Jul 2020

      In Praise of Distancing

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    • 30 Jun 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky. Why we need the flexibility of nomads

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    • 19 Jun 2020

      Mikhail Piotrovsky: Russia is drawn by a troika – Peter I, Alexander III and Catherine

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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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