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Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg
, Russia
UNESCO World Heritage Site


Winter Palace: Main Staircase/Field Marshals' Room/Small Throne Room

Winter Palace: Armorial Hall/War Gallery of 1812/St. George's (Large Throne) Hall

Pavilion Hall/Council Staircase/The Foyer of the Hermitage Theatre

The Majolica Room/The Small Italian Skylight Room/The Raphael Loggias

Wikipedia (April 2011):
  • "Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and open to the public since 1852."

  • "Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display...  including the largest collection of paintings in the world."

  • "Out of six buildings of the main museum complex, four, namely the Winter Palace (the former main residence of the Russian tsars), Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage and New Hermitage, are partially open to the public. The other two are Hermitage Theatre and the Reserve House. Originally, the only building housing the collection was the Small Hermitage."

Photos and their arrangement 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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