On 20 November 2018 there will be a book launch for the new edition of The Hermitage: Biography of a Great Museum, at the annual reception at the Russian ambassador's residence in London. Members are cordially invited (please go to Friends Events).
Written by Geraldine Norman, Director of the Hermitage Foundation UK, the book was first published in 1997 but has since been updated (click here for more information). It was while researching the book that Geraldine first fell in love with the Hermitage. Members of the Hermitage UK Friends, sponsors and supporters will all know of Geraldine's commitment to spreading the word about the Hermitage's achievements and promoting and supporting its great projects. The release of this new edition follows hard on the launch of the Russian translation of Geraldine's 2017 book on Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky and his family's involvement with the Hermitage Museum, Dynastic Rule: Mikhail Piotrovsky and the Hermitage.
The Russian translation of Dynastic Rule was presented in Moscow at the House of Books on the Arbat in May 2018 and then in St Petersburg at Bukvoed on Nevsky Prospekt.
Pictured with Geraldine and Mikhail Piotrovsky are the translator, Elena Rubinova and the publisher Natalia Avetissian.