From Weekdays to Holidays – Urban Sketches

From Weekdays to Holidays – Urban Sketches from the 1930s

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…

Alexander Blok

Alexander Blok and his Circle

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,…

Permanent Display of the Monument

Permanent Display of the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad

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…

Permanent display in the

Permanent display in the Mikhail Matyushin’s House

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…

Kronstadt Stories-2. Archive

Kronstadt Stories-2. Archive

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…

Presentation of the project “Corpus Coranicum Petropolitana”

Presentation of the project “Corpus Coranicum Petropolitana” in Budapest

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…

world of the Qur’an

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…

Jewish Diasporas in Europe and Beyond: Fieldwork

2nd International conference “Jewish Diasporas in Europe and Beyond: Fieldwork and Source Studies”

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)…


Georgy Shishkin

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…

the “Blue Rose” Society

Victor Borisov-Musatov and the “Blue Rose” Society

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…



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…

the Artist

Vasily Vereshchagin. To the 175th Anniversary of the Artist

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…

Anna Azbel

Anna Azbel. Childhood Portrayed

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…


Hunt Slonem

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…

International Festival

Program of the Xth Imperial Gardens of Russia International Festival

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,…

Minister Narendra Modi

Visit to the State Hermitage by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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…

a Bolivian Delegation

Formal Presentation of Gifts to the Museum by a Bolivian Delegation

02.06.2017 On 2 June 2017 gifts were formally made to the State Hermitage by a delegation from Bolivia. The donations were presented by Alejandro Serrate, Russian Honorary Consul in the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia, and Ruben Costas, Governor of the Santa Cruz Department. Among the gifts were a set of present-day and historical (1920s–60s)…

20th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience

20th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”

02.06.2017 On 31 May 2017, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for a plenary session of the 20th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”. The conference was held in conjunction with the Russian Ethnographic Museum and Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and…


Kremlin Oliver Stone’s film on Putin top-quality and revealed Putin genuinely

US filmmaker Oliver Stone earlier said that his four-part documentary was aimed at building ‘a rounded portrait of arguably the most fascinating and frightening world leader in a generation’ US filmmaker Oliver Stone, who recently released a documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin, could not have made a sub-quality picture, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told…

Investigation into Siberian bus crash opened

Investigation into Siberian bus crash opened – Interior Ministry

According to District Administration Head Andrei Kuznetsov, road works were underway in the place where the accident happened The police have opened an investigation for the traffic accident killing 11 people in Russia’s Transbaikalia region, a source in the press service of the Regional Office of the Interior Ministry told TASS. “Investigators of the intermunicipal…

set up twin-city relations

Bulgarian city of Kalofer and Russia’s Koktebel set up twin-city relations

The first toast after the ceremony was raised to “the eternal friendship between Russia and Bulgaria.” The Russian town of Koktebel located in Crimea and Bulgaria’s Kalofer have established twin-city relations. The corresponding document was signed on Saturday by Kalofer Mayor, Rumen Stoyanov, in the presence of Mayor of Koktebel Oleg Sodel, a TASS correspondent…