Director of The State Hermitage Museum, Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky

Discover the wonders of St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum as you never have before with Dr. Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, the esteemed Director of the museum since 1992. Professor Piotrovsky has dedicated his career to making the treasures of the museum widely accessible to individuals and institutions around the world and, in today’s episode, he will explain the nature and importance of encyclopedic museums, using the Hermitage as an outstanding example. Drawing from his two books, My Hermitage and The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg: Director's Choice—along with nearly 20 years of experience as Director—Professor Piotrovsky uncovers the hidden gems of this iconic museum while answering viewers’ questions submitted during this livestream.

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