Friends of the Hermitage Association

The Friends of the Hermitage Museum Association (Italy) was founded in Palazzo Vecchio (Florence) on 4 July 2012, in the presence of the Director of the Hermitage, Prof. Mikhail B. Piotrovski, as an integral element of the International Hermitage Friends' Club. Its primary objectives are the protection and promotion of the extraordinary artistic heritage of the famous Sanpietroburghese museum (with particular regard to Italian art) and the strengthening of cultural ties between Italy and Russia.
To pursue this goal it produces exhibitions, publications and events and organizes seminars, conferences and trips. In addition to strictly artistic activities, the Association proposes itself as a qualified partner for the development of exchange opportunities between Italy and Russia also at an economic, tourist level and in the field of research and new technologies for cultural heritage. segue