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


Dear Friends,
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of Svetlana Philippova.
She passed away in the hospital yesterday evening, on April 1st, 2021, at the age of 62 after 5 months of struggle with cancer.
Svetlana worked in the State Hermitage Museum for 35 years. She was the founder and the irreplaceable Head of the international Hermitage Friends' Club.
She will be missed by her family, her colleagues and Friends all over the world.

"Art awakens the soul”

The traveling exhibition "Art awakens the soul" organized together with the Autism Association of Florence and the cultural association "Immaginario" has had great success in Italy and Russia. The cultural association "Immaginario" has made a beautiful documentary to illustrate all the stages of the exhibition in Italy.

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