Hermitage Revealed Private Screening – 9 September

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Hermitage Revealed Private Screening – 9 September

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world holding over 3 million treasures and boasting more curators than any other museum.

In 2014, to mark the momentous occasion of its 250th anniversary, the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed - a cinematic event that is a must for all fans of art, architecture and the culture and history of Russia.

Filmed specifically for the cinema, Hermitage Revealed takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the Museum’s  tumultuous  history, from imperial palace to state museum, and offers unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas that remain hidden from the public eye, immersing the audience in some of the world's most beautiful art in high definition. This extraordinary celebration of art, treasure, history and revolution will screen across the UK in HD from 9th September 2014.

The production brings together the oldest, the rarest, the most precious and the most closely guarded of Russia's greatest treasures; items bought with great wealth or acquired by other means, items hoarded and saved from violent revolutionaries, items thought lost and later re-found - and all works and unique stories presented with an intimacy and immediacy that no museum or gallery experience can match.

From Rembrandt to Russian masterpieces, from prehistoric artefacts to the private gemstone collection of Catherine The Great, from Michelangelo to Matisse and much, much more, the exquisite treasures the Hermitage has to offer are seemingly endless. Hermitage Revealed puts you right there amongst it all - exploring the work and revealing the human stories behind this great institution.