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  Hermitage Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The vast Hermitage collections are displayed in six buildings, the main one being the Winter Palace which used to be the official residence of the Russian Tsars.
In recent years, Hermitage expanded to the nearby building of the General Staff and launched several ambitious projects abroad, including the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas, the Hermitage Rooms in London's Somerset House, and the Hermitage Amsterdam in the former Amstelhof, Amsterdam.
Hermitage complex as seen from across the Neva River - the New Hermitage and Hermitage Theatre on the left, the Winter Palace is to the right.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hermitage_Museum   (838 words)

  
 History of The State Hermitage Museum
In 1779 the Hermitage collection was considerably enriched by the acquisition of paintings from one of the most outstanding collections in England, that of Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister to George I and George II, which was acquired from his heirs.
In 1884 the Museum also acquired the collection of Anton Bazilevsky with its superb Oriental, Byzantine and medieval works of art, and a year later the collection of arms and armour from the Tsarkoye Selo armoury was added to its many treasures.
The Museum complex, too, has been augmented by a number of additional buildings: the palace of Alexander Menshikov is now devoted to the history of early 18th-century Russian culture and its relationship with Oriental and Western European cultures.
www.hermitagemuseum.ca /Foundation/MuseumHistory.shtml   (2544 words)

  
 MUSEUM International N°217: UNESCO Culture Sector
The agreement between the Hermitage Museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna and the Guggenheim Museum, marks a turning point in the commitment of institutions to a comparison of their methods of interpretation and to be more open to transcultural and transnational themes.
In this issue, three museums, of which two are engaged in a partnership with the Hermitage, present a history of their foundation and their future orientations, each with its own specificities and factors in common with the Hermitage Museum.
The Hermitage is the microcosm of a cultural diversity.
portal.unesco.org /culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=14402&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (2595 words)

  
 Hermitage Museum: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art, and usually primarily paintings and sculpture....
The Hermitage collection of Rembrandt[Click link for more facts about this topic]s was considered the largest in the world; its quality is still unsurpassed.
The national gallery of art is an art museum owned and managed by the government of the united states....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/he/hermitage_museum.htm   (2737 words)

  
 Guggenheim Museum - Press Office - Guggenheim Hermitage Joint in Las
Dr. Mikhail Piotrovski, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, the co-designer of the collaboration with Thomas Krens, was unable to attend the press conference in person, but participated in presenting the project through a telephone link-up with St. Petersburg.
The Las Vegas co-operation between the Hermitage and the Guggenheim is one of the first concrete projects to result from a larger, long-term collaboration agreement between the Hermitage and the Guggenheim that was signed and announced this past June in St. Petersburg.
Situated in the center of St. Petersburg, the State Hermitage Museum is housed in five historic buildings, including the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian emperors.
www.guggenheim.org /press_releases/release_48.html   (1434 words)

  
 Hermitage Museum - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Hermitage Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Founded by Russian empress Catherine the Great in 1764 and housed in some of St Petersburg's grandest buildings, the Hermitage collection now numbers over 3,000,000 items, presenting the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the present day.
The first purchase was a collection of 225 paintings, mainly Dutch and Flemish, originally assembled by Berlin silk and porcelain merchant Johann Gotzkowski for Frederick the Great of Prussia.
Since the end of the Soviet era in 1991, the museum has fallen on hard times, attracting less than half the number of visitors it drew at its peak.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Hermitage+Museum   (210 words)

  
 The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia - TicketsOfRUSSIA.ru
The Winter Palace is the biggest building of the museum ensemble the Hermitage - it was built as an official tsar residence by the order of the daughter of Peter the Great Elisaveta Petrovna from1754 till 1762.
The New Hermitage is the first building in Russia constructed especially for placing the art collections of the museum; it was erected to the project of a German architect Leo Von Klenze.
The entrance to the museum is stressed by the portico with the figures of Atlantes that were cut from monolithic gray granite to a model by a Terebnev.
www.ticketsofrussia.ru /hermitage   (1289 words)

  
 Macworld: Review: The Hermitage Museum
There are three different ways to explore the Hermitage Museum: by navigating through the five buildings; browsing a list of 13 collections, arranged by country of origin; or by watching any of 13 illustrated historical narratives about the palace, the czars, and the works of art.
After you choose a room from the blueprint-style maps, you are treated to a realistic view of the museum's mirrored walls, parquet floors, and gilt-framed masterpieces.
Other than the possibility of finding yourself lost among some amazing art and history, The Hermitage Museum is an easy-to-use, educationally rich and attractive choice for anyone who wants to learn about the museum.
www.macworld.com /2001/09/reviews/hermitage/index.php?pf=1   (619 words)

  
 Iranica.com - HERMITAGE MUSEUM
Among the most ancient objects of Iranian art in the Hermitage collection are 55 Elamite painted vessels of the late 4th-3rd millennium B.C.E. donated by the French Archaeological Mission in Persia at the beginning of the 20th century.
Recently, in 1996, the Hermitage acquired a rare piece of Parthian metalwork, a silver gilded lobed plate decorated with a figurine of an ibex, presumably of the 1st-2nd century C.E., with a long Parthian inscription.
From 1948 the Hermitage received wall-paintings, clay and (carbonized) wooden sculpture, and some other objects from excavations in Panjikent (5th-8th centuries), in which the museum took and is still taking active part.
www.iranica.com /articles/v12f3/v12f3014a.html   (1827 words)

  
 State Hermitage
The State Hermitage Museum occupies five magnificent buildings along the Neva River Embankment in the very center of Saint Petersburg.
The part of the museum's exposition is displayed in the Palace of Alexander Menshikov and in the General Staff Building in the Palace Square.
It was her who started the Hermitage collection by purchasing in 1764 the first collection of paintings that used to belong to Prussian merchant Gantsovsky.
www.saint-petersburg-hotels.com /hermitage.htm   (536 words)

  
 Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Hermitage Museum is housed in the Winter Palace (and some other buildings), the main residence of the Russian imperial family.
The Hermitage Museum was founded in 1764 when Catherine the Great purchased a collection of 255 paintings from Berlin.
Today, the Hermitage Museum is the largest art gallery in Russia and one of the largest and most respected art museums in the world, with 2.7 million exhibits from Ancient Egypt to early 20th century Europe.
www.cityvision2000.com /city_tour/hermitage.htm   (200 words)

  
 Exploring St. Petersburg / The Hermitage
Not least among the attractions of the Hermitage is the museum itself, with its fine interior decoration and architectural detail.
As the Hermitage is so enormous, its collection so strong and diverse, and its interior so attractive in its own right, many visitors find that the very best way to tour the museum is to make several briefer visits rather than one frenetic and exhausting marathon tour.
After the Revolution of 1917, the museum was opened to the public, and its collection was further augmented by the addition of modern works taken from private collections.
www.geographia.com /russia/peter02.htm   (740 words)

  
 Guggenheim Hermitage Museum - The Building
The state-of-the-art gallery space for the new Guggenheim Hermitage Museum is within the elaborate structure of Las Vegas's Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino.
The museum's exterior and interior walls have been constructed with panels of Cor-Ten steel, which has never before been used as the structure of a museum gallery.
The lightly textured industrial metal is intended to evoke the traditional velvet walls of the Hermitage Museum while providing a stark modern contrast to the ornate architecture of The Venetian.
www.guggenheimlasvegas.org /building_herm.html   (213 words)

  
 St. Petersburg - Hermitage Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A well known sight in St. Petersburg is the Hermitage Museum (meaning a place of solitude in French), which was an extension of the Winter Palaces of Peter the Great.
The history of the Hermitage as a museum began with Peter the Great, who himself bought the famed marble sculpture called Taurida Venus (a Roman copy of of the Greek original done in the 3rd century B.C.) and a number of works by Rembrandt.
Nicholas I inaugurated the new museum in 1852.
www.cyburban.com /~jwong/cruise/hermitage1.htm   (322 words)

  
 St. Petersburg 1900, Photo 22 Italian Gallery of the Hermitage Museum, a Petersburg Travelogue by Bob Atchison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1900 the museum was one of the chief tourist attractions of the city.
People who visited the museum knew much more about the artists whose works were displayed there than people do today; this was because museums of the time were bastions of intellectualism and a visit to a museum was a serious event.
In 1900 the collection of the Hermitage was still the property of the Emperor and the directors of the museum viewed their responsibility, first and foremost, to be the preservation of the Tsar's treasures.
www.alexanderpalace.org /petersburg1900/22.html   (621 words)

  
 museumnetwork.com - Guggenheim and the State Hermitage Museum Form Partnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two vastly different, culturally renowned institutions--the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia--have announced a partnership of unprecedented magnitude in the museum industry.
The alliance allows the museums to showcase their respective collections to larger audiences; to collaborate on exhibitions and on Internet, publishing, and educational initiatives; and to aid each other in their long-term goals.
The partnership will eventually consist of all of the Guggenheim museums and the museums that fall under the leadership of the Hermitage.
www.museumnetwork.com /features/07_20_highlight_guggenheim.asp   (429 words)

  
 National Museum of Women in the Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One of the great museums of the world, the Hermitage opened to the public in 1922; among the thousands of paintings and sculptures in the permanent collection are many noteworthy works by women artists.
Admission to the museum while An Imperial Collection: Women Artists from the State Hermitage Museum is on view is $8 for adults, $6 for students and people 60 and over, and free for NMWA members and youth 18 and under.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, founded in 1981 and opened in 1987, is the only museum dedicated solely to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing, and literary arts.
www.nmwa.org /news/news.asp?newsid=86   (1753 words)

  
 Vegas4Visitors Attractions - Guggenheim Hermitage Museum
The smaller Hermitage featuring fine art located near the front desk and the huge main facility back by the parking garage, which was supposed to house a series of rotating events.
I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with the concept of a fine-art museum in Las Vegas, I'm just not sure that the heart of The Strip, with all of its attendant noise and fury is the best place to present a quiet work of art.
As a point of reference, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City charges a $12 admission and that facility is roughly 100 times the size of this one.
www.vegas4visitors.com /attractions/detail/guggenheim.htm   (601 words)

  
 The State Hermitage Museum
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg.
This ensemble, formed in the 18th and 19th centuries, is extended by the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository.
Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) present the development of the world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century.
www.hermitagemuseum.org /html_En   (157 words)

  
 «RUSSIAN ARK» (Hermitage Bridge Studio, 2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Hermitage is to be seen in a new and revealing light in a forthcoming film, a unique ninety-minute panorama of the most famous palace in Russia, now one of the great museums of the world.
In the popular imagination the Hermitage is a living entity, a fabric that breathes Russian history and culture.
The film, like all films by Sokurov, will contain his visual meditations on the history of the Russian people and the lives of their descendants today, an amazing voyage through war, revolution, and social upheaval, which has left in its wake all the landmarks of a great culture.
www.russianark.spb.ru /eng   (500 words)

  
 The State Hermitage Museum - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The present day Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg consists of the imperial Winter Palace and three adjacent buildings, conventionally called the Small Hermitage, the Old Hermitage, and the New Hermitage, united into one architectural ensemble by a series of covered passageways.
Construction began that same year on the "Small Hermitage" (the name comes from the French "ermite," or recluse, hence hermitage, or place of refuge), built adjacent the Palace to house the collections and to be used by Catherine for unofficial receptions.
The State Hermitage Museum was the foremost museum in the former Soviet Union, and ranks today as one of the world's outstanding art collections.
www.bonus.com /contour/national_gallery/http@@/www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pbio?550236   (567 words)

  
 Hermitage Museum: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The vast Hermitage collections are displayed in six buildings, the main one being the Winter Palace (Winter Palace: located on the bank of the neva river, the winter palace in saint petersburgst....
The Hermitage collection of Rembrandt (Rembrandt: Influential Dutch artist (1606-1669)) s was considered the largest in the world; its quality is still unsurpassed.
The imperial Hermitage was proclaimed public property during the Revolution (Revolution: The overthrow of a government by those who are governed).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/hermitage_museum   (936 words)

  
 The Hermitage Museum
Even if every one of its rooms were empty, the sheer scale of the Hermitage would inspire awe.
Perhaps for some Russians,  the Hermitage is a symbol of national pride, a reminder of the country’s days as a great power, and suggests that
  But the Hermitage was built by the Tsars, absolute monarchs with the legal right to the wealth of millions of their citizens.
www.faginfamily.net /barry/Papers/hermitage.htm   (802 words)

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