EXHIBITIONS AT THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM, ST PETERSBURG

Visiting St Petersburg? Here are our recommendations for exhibitions at the Hermitage

Exhibitions on the Hermitage website

 

 

The Press and the Revolution: Publications 1917–1922 from the Hermitage Collections 26 October 2017 - 14 January 2018

The Winter Palace and the Hermitage in 1917. History was made here   26 October 2017 - 14 January 2018

Orthodoxy in the Holy Land. Alpha & Omega  30 September 2017 - 14 January 2018

Nineteenth-century German and Austrian Paintings from the Mansion of Baron Alexander von Stieglitz  until 31 December 2017

Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens. From the Museo Egizio, Turin   16 June 2017 – 10 January 2018

 

 

 

Nineteenth-century German and Austrian Paintings from the Mansion of Baron Alexander von Stieglitz

until 31 December 2017

 

Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens. From the Museo Egizio, Turin

16 June 2017 – 10 January 2018

 

Stars of one of the most important collections of Egyptian antiquities outside Egypt.

The Valley of the Queens is a dried-up river mouth on the west bank at Thebes that was used for burials of members of the royal family and their court at the time of the New Kingdom (1550–1069 BC). Around 100 tombs were carved out, mainly for queens and princes of the Ramesside period (19th and 20th dynasties, 1292–1077 BC). These tombs take the form of a succession of rectangular rooms leading to the burial chamber, where the body of the queen or prince was interred in a stone sarcophagus. The rich pictorial decoration on the walls of these tombs illustrates some of the stages in the deceased’s journey to eternal life and meeting with the gods.

The exhibition centres around Queen Nefertari, Great Royal Spouse of Ramesses II.

 

 

 

Also on:

 

Salon de musique and other paintings by Piero Pizzi Cannella

20 May – 15 October 2017

 

Porcelain Flowers by Vladimir Kanevsky

6 July – 1 October 2017