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The Hermitage in St. Petersburg can be visited free of charge on December 7


The Hermitage in honor of the birthday invites to visit the museum free of charge. TASS with reference to the press service of institution reports about it.

On Friday, December 7, the State Hermitage celebrates the day of the basis. On this occasion the entrance to the museum will be free. In honor of a holiday the Hermitage also prepared the special program of actions. In particular, visitors will be able to see a unique exposition "Piero della Francesca, the monarch of painting". The exhibition unites works of the greatest master of the 15th century from the Italian and European collections: pictures, frescos and manuscripts. It is possible to visit the opening exhibition till March 10.

Within the celebration in the Hermitage will also present the restored vases of the Imperial porcelain plant from the Winter Palace and an exhibition "Do not trust the eyes: blendes in art". The last exposition includes creations from silver, the glasses, porcelain, a color stone and fabric creating illusion of presence of original nature - the sheet of paper, the closed book, fruit and berries, but not their image.

One more surprise waits for guests of the Hermitage at Palace Square. Here video installation of the famous British artist and director Martha Fiennes "Christmas" will be shown during the day. the pictures projected on Hermitage buildings.

the State Hermitage is founded in 1764. He settles down in a complex of the Winter Palace in the center of St. Petersburg. 542 halls in which about 3.1 million exhibits are presented are available to visitors. The museum is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 till 18:00, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 till 21:00. Entrance fee in the Main museum complex and the isolated objects: The general staff, the Winter Palace of Peter I, Menshikov's Palace and the Museum of the Imperial porcelain plant makes 700 rubles. Subscribe by

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