Friends' Events

PLEASE NOTE!  The curator's talk Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs has been deferred to 25 April 2019. Apologies!


For Friends and their friends - come to the Hermitage Gala Dinner with charity auction at the National Gallery on 22 May 2019.

More information HERE, book tickets using the form HERE


RUSSIA CONTEMPORARY A series of talks by Russian artists at The Saatchi Gallery over the course of 2019: next talk 27 March

CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS At the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, 19–20 April - places are limited! 

RUSSIA: ROYALTY AND THE ROMANOVS curator's talk, 25 April




Talks at 18.30 at The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, Kings Road, London SW3 4RY

Next up: Denis Patrakeev    27 March at 18.30


Contemporary Russian artists talk about their art and the artistic context in Russia. Sponsored by the Hermitage Foundation UK and the IXcellerate Moscow Datacentre, the series opened with Vlad Kulkov on 30 January and continues over the course of 2019. 

The aim of the programme is to provide a platform for Russian artists who have growing careers in Russia, but are perhaps less well known in the UK, to discuss their work and bring it to a new audience. The artists have been chosen to reflect the breadth and diversity of contemporary art from Russia, including both established and emerging artists. 

The series is the latest stage of an ongoing collaboration between the Hermitage Foundation UK and The Saatchi Gallery. The collaboration began in 2007 when the exhibition USA TODAY, featuring works by American artists from The Saatchi Gallery was shown at the State Hermitage Museum. This was followed by Newspeak: British Art Now. These exhibitions launched the Hermitage 20/21 Project, an initiative aimed at extending the State Hermitage Museum's collection in the 20th and 21st centuries.

27 March                                 Denis Patrakeev

24 April                                   Ivan Plusch

29 May                                   Evgeny Graniltschikov

5 June                                    Andrey Kuzkin 

For fuller information download the press release.

Non-members £12

Members of The Hermitage Foundation UK £5

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Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace  

Fantastic Faberge – An Easter Event
Friday 19 & Saturday 20 April 2019
11am – 15pm

Come and create a variety of decorated Easter eggs, from painted ones to ones covered in sequins, inspired by Faberge. Also, take on our Easter egg challenge in and around our Russian exhibitions.

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Curator's Talk with Stephen Patterson

Thursday 25 April 2019 19.00 – 20.30

2019 marks the 145 anniversary of the only direct marriage between the British Royal and Russian Imperial families; the wedding in January 1874 of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna.  In this illustrated talk, Stephen Patterson, co-curator of the current exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs, will explore the negotiations for the wedding, the ceremonies and celebrations in St Petersburg, Moscow, Windsor and London and the art in the Royal Collection associated with the dynastic union.

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