Museum Masterpieces – The Hermitage

Course code: 19131
Location: Private Home
Day/time:  Tuesday 1.30pm Weekly
Starts: 3-Sep  Ends: 10-Sep

The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second-largest art museum in the world, it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. The museum celebrates the anniversary of its founding each year on 7 December, Saint Catherine’s Day. It has been open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace.

Patricia Armstrong-Grant
Patricia is an art lover and a long-time member of the Felton Society and the NGV Victoria.

Last updated 3 November 2018