Permanent display in the Neva Curtain Wall explores the history of Peter and Paul Fortress. More than 500 items from the museum collection, including archeological finds, engravings, photographs, construction equipment, models of the fortification structures, tell the story of the construction and development of the unique historical monument. Architectural designs, Russian and Swedish layouts and…Details
16.06.2017 from 24 December 2015 to 2 July 2017 Peter and Paul Fortress, Engineer’s House Commercial advertisement has always been an inevitable part of city life, but in the mid-19th century, it took on a new meaning, becoming one of the spheres of artistic creativity and inspiring many renowned artists and journalists. Development of this…Details
Permanent display in the Commandant’s House of Peter and Paul Fortress consists of two sections. The first section explores the ancient history of the Neva banks and the history of St Petersburg of the early eighteenth – early nineteenth century. On display are archaeological finds, maps and layouts, paintings, pieces of graphic and applied art,…Details
A new annual televised question and answer session will be held on June 15 during which Russian people will have the possibility to ask the president questions or make requests live A new annual televised question and answer session, the Direct Line with Vladimir Putin, will be held on June 15, 2017, during which Russian…Details
Presumably, the moose could have trespassed into the airport’s territory due to the negligence of construction workers who were building a fence around the airfield A plane belonging to Russia’s National Guard struck and killed a moose while landing at Yermolino airport in the Kaluga Region in central Russia, a source in the airport told…Details
Emir Kusturica is a Serbian director whose works have earned him a Golden Palm at the Cannes, a Silver Bear from the Berlin Film Festival and a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival Renowned Serbian director and musician Emir Kusturica and his folk and rock band The No Smoking Orchestra will put on the…Details
A 17th century violin might have been replaced with a false one “A lawyer called the police representing a 78-year-old man. According to the attorney, his client said that his 17th century violin had been replaced with a fake one. The musical instrument was kept in his daughter’s flat on Maly Kislovsky Street. However, during…Details
A Russian senator stresses gender equality at the civil service should be supported by principles of professionalism and not by the establishment of legislative quotas Gender equality at Russia’s civil service should be supported by principles of professionalism and not by the establishment of legislative quotas, member of the Federation Council and Chairman of Russian…Details
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Peter and Paul Fortress, Petrovskaya Curtain Wall (left side) Exhibition from the collection of ceramics and glassware of the State Museum of History of St Petersburg is about 5000 objects of porcelain and glassware of Russian and West European production. The collection of ceramics and glassware of the State Museum of the History of St…Details
In 2013 a permanent exhibition “Collection of furniture of the XVIII – early XX century” was opened for visitors. The collection is taken from the decorative and applied arts fund of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg. The decorative and applied arts fund collection of the State Museum of the History of…Details
For 200 years the Shlisselburg Fortress “Oreshek”, situated on a small island in the river Neva’s outflow fr om Lake Ladoga, was used as a political prison. The first prison building – the Secret House (also known as The Old Prison) – was constructed in the citadel to the design of the architect Peter Paton.…Details
For 200 years the Shlisselburg Fortress “Oreshek”, situated on a small island in the river Neva’s outflow fr om Lake Ladoga, was used as a political prison. The first prison building on the territory of the fortress was the Secret House, wh ere participants of the Decembrists Revolt were confined. The New Prison was built…Details
The history of the mansion from its construction in 1730s – 1740s till the end of the twentieth century is shown by documents, architectural designs, photographs, portraits and family coat of arms of its owners, materials on restoration works in the building.
The NEP was the New Economic Policy introduced by the Soviet Government in 1921 – 1929 to prevent the Russian economy fr om collapsing. The NEP allowed small businesses to reopen for private profit while the state continued to control large industries, banks and foreign trade. The display in the Rumyantsev Mansion tells about the…Details
The 1930s in Russia was the time of five-year plans, true enthusiasm in work and fundamental reorganisation of the Leningrad industrial basis. The exhibition features samples of goods, produced at the city enterprises, and models of different structures and devices. The process of rapid industrialization involved intensification of labour and restriction of discipline. The country…Details
A literary display in the last flat of Alexander Blok, which he and his wife were compelled to move into owing to the Bolshvist policy of compression, was opened in 2005. The exhibition explores the life and work of Alexander Blok in the broad context of artistic life in St. Petersburg – Petrograd of 1920s…Details
In 2008 State Museum of the History of St Petersburg launched a new display entitled “Alexander Blok and his Circle”, based on the museum collection and memorial items from the Institute of Russian Literature in St Petersburg. Items connected with the poet’s family and literary circle, including numerous autographs, books, portraits, drawings and personal belongings,…Details
Memorial display is located on the third floor of the flat 21, which was occupied by Alexander Blok and his wife from 1912 to 1920. This flat is connected with the most fruitful period of his work. Here he wrote the cycles of poems «Of What the Wind Sings», «The Life of My Friend», «Black…Details
Permanent display of the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad is located beneath the monument. Mosaic triptych “The Siege of 1941” by Sergey Repin, Ivan Uralov and Nikita Fomin depicts volunteers leaving for the war, women working at the factory in besieged city, and the portrait of Dmitry Shostakovich, who wrote his famous Symphony…Details
The twelve-room apartment memorial flat of the Leningrad Communist Party Leader has been preserved till present. The interior decoration of the study, the library, the small workshop and the bedroom came to our time almost unchanged; the kitchen, the second entrance hall and the housemaid’s room have been reconstructed. A collection of Kirov’s clothes, hunting…Details
Permanent display in the Mikhail Matyushin’s House focuses on the main stages of the development of avant-garde culture in Russia and shows the diversity of St. Petersburg avant-garde art of the 1920s – 1930s. On display are memorabilia of the Matyushin’s family, paintings and drawings by Mikhail Matiushin, Elena Guro, Alexey Remizov, Nikolay Kulbin, Vladimir…Details
The exhibition features the newspaper-making process. A collection of old printing equipment of the edge of the 19th – 20th centuries is displayed in the publishing room.
Books and newspapers published in the first publishing houses of St Petersburg, as well as documents dedicated to the history of printing, are on display here. The interior of the room is designed in the style of a library.
The exhibition features the history of the house now occupied by the museum. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the interior of the drawing-room and the study of a well-to-do citizen of St Petersburg, the owner of a rich collection of musical instruments.
from 27 October 2016 to 30 July 2017 Exhibition is dedicated to 130th Anniversary of Sergei Kirov
The exhibition tells about the residential houses and palaces, existant and the ones that were demolished, where the first Russian Emperor Peter I stopped during his journeys.
07.06.2017-02.07.2017 The North-Western Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts – ROSIZO presents the exhibition of the participants of the Art Residence Program in Kronstadt. Eight projects created by the guests of the Art Residence in 2016 will be presented at the exhibition “Kronstadt Stories-2.Archive” at the State Museum of the History of Saint…Details
On May 5, 2017 in the framework of representative scientific conference “Paleo-Qur’anic Manuscripts: state of the field” organized by Center for Religious Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies of Central European University in Budapest Efim Rezvan and Anna Kudriavtceva presented the report “Corpus Coranicum Petropolitana: current results and perspectives of the new Russian Qur’anic project”. A…Details
Preliminary results of the international historical and ethnographic expedition following the project “The Material world of the Qur’an (the everyday life of Arabia in the Prophet’s time)”
17.04.2017 n March 15—31, 2017 in the framework of the project “The Material world of the Qur’an (the everyday life of Arabia in the Prophet’s time)” being realized by Saint-Petersburg Kunstkamera Museum, Leiden Institute for Rational Monotheism (President – Aslbek Musin) and the journal “Manuscripta Orientalia” the international historical and ethnographic expedition was brought to…Details
20.12.2016 Dear colleagues and friends! We are happy to announce the call for papers for the 2nd International conference “Jewish Diasporas in Europe and Beyond: Fieldwork and Source Studies” that is organized by the Department of European Studies at Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS. The conference will be held in our Museum (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)…Details
On December 12, 2016 the Editorial Board of “Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental MSS Research” received an official letter confirming that the journal has been evaluated for inclusion in SCOPUS by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB). The letter says in particular: “This is a well organized journal with an excellent editorial policy, and…Details
28.06.2017 —31.07.2017 The personal exhibition of Georgy Shishkin comprises his major artistic cycles among which are “Russian dreams” – which was first presented in 1990s in Paris, Cannes, Monaco and other cities and brought the artist wide popularity; paintings dedicated to the Ballets Russes and Sergei Diaghilev; works consecrated to the Russian history and portraits…Details
02.03.2017 —19.06.2017 The art of Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905), one of the leading masters of Russian symbolism, is presented in St.Michael’s Castle in context of his activity in the artistic society “Blue Rose”, the first exhibition of which dates back to 1907, 110 years ago. The variety of symbolist articulation in the oeuvre of Borisov-Musatov and artists…Details
06.04.2017 — 07.08.2017 The project that includes art pieces from 1960s to present time is aimed to investigate the concept of the structure (from Latin structura - a fitting together, adjustment, building). Seen as characteristics of the form it acquires pure philosophical meaning. The large-scale and profound “discussion on formalism” will be carried out in the exhibition spaces…Details
20.04.2017 – 24.07.2017 The exhibition is dedicated to the 175-th anniversary of Vasily Vereshchagin, world-known Russian artist famous mainly for his battle pieces. The exhibition will comprise over 220 works from the collection of the Russian museum, State Tretyakov gallery and other museums of Russia. Along with the acclaimed paintings of the Turkestan and Balkan…Details
27.04.2017—14.08.2017 The XVI century in Novgorod’s art history is a time of true rise but it still never had been an object of a special exhibition project and shown as a whole artistic phenomenon. The goal of the exhibition is to gather art pieces of the epoch of prelate Macarius, archbishop of Novgorod (1526-1542), metropolitan of…Details
24.05.2017—10.07.2017 The Russian Museum presents the personal exhibition of the photographer Anna Azbel “Childhood Portrayed”. Kid’s photography requires specific approach – not only technical skill, knowledge and good circumstances. In many respects, it demands sincerity, mutual trust and willingness of the photographer to experience the moment of collaboration with the child. Performing genre scenes or…Details
25.05.2017—26.06.2017 Hunt Slonem is one of the most remarkable representatives of American neo-expressionism. His formation as an artist was mostly completed during his education at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In 1973 he moved to Manhattan, where he currently works and lives. His first individual exhibition opened in 1977 and…Details
9.06.2017-18.06.2017 9 June (Friday) 2:00 pm The Mikhailovsky Garden opens for visitors 3:00 pm Master class “Avant-Garde and a Synthesis of Arts: Collage” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series from the FO-MI company (Larisa Reshetova, florist) 4:00 pm Scientific edutainment show “The Chemical Palette of Knowledge” by Physic’sLand, a student club from the University of Information Technology,…Details
9.06.2017-18.06.2017 The Imperial Gardens of Russia Festival will celebrate its 10th year in the Mikhailovsky Garden of the Russian Museum from 9 to 18 June 2017, tickets for which can be purchased only at St. Petersburg KASSIR.RU outlets. The cost of the tickets range from 50 to 600 rubles, depending on the category. AVANTGARDENS is…Details
5.06.2017 – 9.06.2017
From June 5 to June 9 the Mikhailovsky Garden will be closed due to preparation to the Xth Imperial Gardens of Russia International Festival.
On June 9 the garden is open from 2 p.m.
Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences.
17.06.2017 Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, has been awarded the State Prize of Russia for his contribution to the preservation of national and world cultural heritage. The decree on the award of State Prizes for 2016 in the field of literature and art was signed by the President of the Russian Federation,…Details
05.07.2017 From the moment of its foundation, the Hermitage was a museum that collected and displayed contemporary art. Thanks to this, today the museum’s stocks include acknowledged masterpieces that form an important part of the world’s cultural heritage. Continuing this tradition, the museum keeps a close watch on tendencies in the world of contemporary art…Details
02.06.2017 On 2 June 2017, Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, made a visit to the State Hermitage. The delegation was met on the Council Staircase by Georgy Vadimovich Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage for Research. During the official visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi acquainted himself with the…Details