The State Hermitage Museum with Vadim Malinovsky

The State Hermitage Museum with Vadim Malinovsky


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Join historian Vadim Malinovsky to travel through the history of the vast collection of Russia’s State Hermitage Museum. We will learn how the museum began with a mere 300 canvases and over 200 years later has amassed around 3 million exhibits.  Our story begins in the second half of the eighteenth century with the renowned Russian Empress Catherine the Great and ends with the dramatic events of the twentieth century, the Russian Revolution and World War II. 

We will discuss great works by world-famous masters such as Da Vinci and Titian, Rembrandt and Rubens, Van Gogh, and Picasso. We will visit the official interiors of the Winter Palace and will see exhibits related to the history of Imperial Russia. After the conversation, we will understand how the amazing diversity of the rooms and collection of the Hermitage.

Led by a St. Petersburg-based historian, Vadim Malinovskiy, this seminar is an introduction to the State Hermitage Museum and its vast collection. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, this interactive seminar will give an overview of the art collection, architecture, interiors, and history of the Hermitage museum including the Winter Palace.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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S.S. (Oxford, US)
Hermitage Museum

Vdim is a very knoledgeable young man . I am so happy you found someone who loves what he does - infecting us, the public with a desire to once again see St Petersburg and the wonderful history there.

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Cynthia Futter (Santa Monica, US)
Wonderful wonderful tour.

I have been to this museum and St. Petersburg and have taken tours online with Vadim. This is my favorite museum and I enjoyed Vadim's information and his enthusiasm for his country and city. Definitely a glance at what the in person experience is like.

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Linda Hoagland (Lafayette, US)
Wonderful review of Hermitage

Very interesting review of both the history of this impressive building and of the marvelous art works that it contains.

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Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
A great introduction!

Skip the crowds and learn all the key points from a real expert very skilled in knowledge but also in multi-media presentation.

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GJC (Kyotanabe, JP)
Great Overview

This was a very informative overview. Mr. Malinovsky gave an excellent mix of architecture, history and art that provided a tantalizing glimpse into this massive museum. The videos were also an especially good idea to get a sense of the spaces in three dimensions. Overall a very interesting tour, and Mr. Malinovsky a gracious guide.

Customer Reviews

Based on 67 reviews
88%
(59)
10%
(7)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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S.S. (Oxford, US)
Hermitage Museum

Vdim is a very knoledgeable young man . I am so happy you found someone who loves what he does - infecting us, the public with a desire to once again see St Petersburg and the wonderful history there.

C
Cynthia Futter (Santa Monica, US)
Wonderful wonderful tour.

I have been to this museum and St. Petersburg and have taken tours online with Vadim. This is my favorite museum and I enjoyed Vadim's information and his enthusiasm for his country and city. Definitely a glance at what the in person experience is like.

L
Linda Hoagland (Lafayette, US)
Wonderful review of Hermitage

Very interesting review of both the history of this impressive building and of the marvelous art works that it contains.

P
Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
A great introduction!

Skip the crowds and learn all the key points from a real expert very skilled in knowledge but also in multi-media presentation.

G
GJC (Kyotanabe, JP)
Great Overview

This was a very informative overview. Mr. Malinovsky gave an excellent mix of architecture, history and art that provided a tantalizing glimpse into this massive museum. The videos were also an especially good idea to get a sense of the spaces in three dimensions. Overall a very interesting tour, and Mr. Malinovsky a gracious guide.