Dates announced for Hermitage galas 2019: save the dates! And keep an eye out for some of the goodies to be had at our London charity auction on 22 May - not least a drawing by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, whose exhibition Not Everyone Will be Taken into the Future has just won The Art Newspaper Russia's Exhibition of the Year. Last year a work donated by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov raised £50,000 - and of course everyone had a great time at the gala dinner.

Professor Piotrovsky with Emilia Kabakova (standing to right) at the 2018 gala dinner

Book your places for London (National Gallery, 22 May) and St Petersburg (Hermitage  Museum, 29 June) NOW!


The Hermitage Museum becomes the first ever institution to curate a national pavilion at the Venice Biennale. See article in The Art Newspaper.

The Hermitage Foundation UK is running a season of Friends Events in association with The Saatchi Gallery

In a year that opens with difficult relations between Russia and the West, Professor Piotrovsky's vision of cultural diplomacy is recognised by The Art Newspaper

December 2018 - National Gallery loans painting to groundbreaking Piero della Francesca exhibition

November 2018 - We had a packed programme of Friends' Events! 

Fundraising, Fun and Frolics at the 2018 Hermitage Foundation UK Gala Dinner

Professor Piotrovsky responds to US withdrawal from UNESCO

The Winter Palace and the Hermitage in 1917

Hermitage Foundation UK supports publication of important catalogues of Greek vases

Hermitage Foundation UK buys superb watercolour for the Hermitage collection

Hampton Court Albums of Catherine the Great