WEDNESDAY, 22nd MAY 2019 at 7.00 pm

This year, on 22nd May, the Hermitage Foundation UK’s Gala Banquet will be held at the National Gallery; which follows the tradition of holding our Galas in the most beautiful historical venues in London – the Raphael Gallery of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum, Kensington Palace and Spencer House. The evening will begin with a Champagne reception followed by Dinner in the Barry Rooms

With Prof. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, James Dawnay, Chairman of The Hermitage Foundation and Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery, this year’s Gala will concentrate on the contemporary. The evening will include an auction of donated works of art which in the past has enabled us to support exhibitions at The Hermitage Museum, including Anselm Kiefer, Zaha Hadid, Tony Cragg, The Chapman Brothers and Sir Antony Gormley.

You are invited to take part in this great evening celebration. Tables for ten cost £10,000 or individual tickets can be purchased at £1,000 per head. Two exclusive Platinum Tables at £20,000 will also be available.

For further information please apply to Janice Sacher, The Hermitage Foundation UK, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA, tel. 4420 7404 7780 :

Curator´s Talk with Stephen Patterson


Thursday, 25th 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. 

Russia Contemporary


Denis Patrakeev
Saatchi Gallery : 27th March at 18.30

Denis Patrakeev was born in 1987 in St. Petersburg. He attended the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Faculty of Fine Arts, from 2002-2009. He has been a Member of the Professional Union of Artists since 2008.

In his art Denis reflects on the concepts of time and eternity, the symbol-image of nature and the knowledge of God. Classical techniques are intertwined with elemental materials such as water, salt, earth, fire. For Denis, the spiritual sphere, minimalistic language, and harmony are of key interest.
His work is inspired by the study of nature, the connection of physical and spiritual processes, the poetry of material and form. He writes: "Is this world still life or portrait? How could art expand to faith, to find, to reveal the visible graphically expressed truth? Creativity is seen as a phenomenon brought to life by the desire to find the very essence, the cause of life itself.”

Tickets are £12 or £5 (limited number) for Members of The Hermitage Foundation UK and/or Saatchi Gallery. To purchase tickets please follow appropriate link:
Non Members £12
Members £5

The series is sponsored by Hermitage Foundation UK and the IXcellerate Moscow Datacentre.