“Excursion to the Hermitage” at the RCSC in New Delhi

Under the programme “Open Lessons”, a power-point presentation in the series “Excursion to the Hermitage” was organised to the intensive information and interest of Russian language students at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on July 24, 2015.

Under the programme “Open Lessons”, a power-point presentation in the series “Excursion to the Hermitage” was organised to the intensive information and interest of Russian language students at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on July 24, 2015.

Ms. Tatyana Shipilova, Director, Institute of Russian Language, RCSC, highlighted the salient features of the universally-acclaimed Hermitage Museum, the magnificent art treasure trove in St. Petersburg attracting hundreds of thousands of peoples across the world every day, with the help of amazing facts and figures.

The State Hermitage is a Museum of art and culture in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, and has been open to the public since 1852. It houses large collections of art, culture and antiquities. It’s collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million pieces, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. One estimate is that you would need 11 years to view each exhibit on display for just one minute. Visitors prefer to organise guided tours to ensure that they have time to catch the highlights of all collections. 

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