Hermitage in the World of Publications - 1999
As in the previous years a traditional annual exhibition Hermitage
in the World of Publications marked the Days of the Hermitage on
7 - 9 December that are the days when scientific reports and accounts
of exhibition activities of the Museum are rendered.
According to the President of Russia Edict of 12 June 1996 the State
Hermitage bought works of art, sculpture, applied art and represented
them in the catalogue Monuments of Culture and Art. New Acquisitions
of 1997 - 1998.
A large part of the exhibition is devoted to books and collected scientific
papers of the researchers of the Hermitage, summarized reports of conferences
and Hermitage readings, as well as periodicals with publications of the
Editorial Board published in 1999 Reports of the State Hermitage.
Issue XLIII, summarized reports of annual Hermitage readings in
memoriam of B.B.Piotrovsky, V.F.Levinson - Lessing, P.F.Gubchevsky, summarized
reports of the seminar Juwellery Art and Material Culture
and reports on the Archeological Session of 1998.
Collected publication Bosporan city of Nymphaeum contains
materials of International Conference devoted to the 70 anniversary of
the chief of Hympheaum expedition N.L.Grach (1929 - 1991) and 60 anniversary
of the work of Nymphaeum expedition that was an important event in the
life of the Museum.
The Hermitage tradition to celebrate anniversaries of honoured researchers
of the Museum was carried on with the conference Copts: religion, culture,
art in memoriam of 100 anniversary of the founder of Coptic collection
of the Hermitage V.G.Bock (1850 - 1899) and with publication of collected
papers Coptica Hermitagiana - to the 110 Anniversary of Coptic collection
of the Hermitage.
The Hermitage restorers published their reports in the collected works
on restoration N2 and N3 Album of Levashov's family in the Hermitage
The conference of societies of the School Centre of The Hermitage resulted
in an unusual collected works of 12 - 13-years old authors devoted to
the history and art of Medieval Europe Reliquary of St Valerie.
The exhibition also had on display catalogues of temporary exhibitions
held in the Hermitage and other museums of the world. Among them catalogues
of exhibitions French drawings from the Hermitage collection,
Ancient city of Nymphaeum, Under the sky of Italy,
Treasures of Egyptian Hermita, Russian icons with scenes
from lives of saints of 16th - early 20th centuries.
Publication of the essay on the history of the Hermitage collection Drawings
of Old Masters of Holland and Flanders was devoted to the symposium
of International Assosiation of Curators of Dutch and Flemish art (CODART)
on the subject Dutch and Flemish Art in Russia.
5 albums - catalogues Russia - Sweden. From War to Piece. 18th
century prepared under the patronage of the President of Russia
B.Yeltzin and His Majesty King of Sweden Karl XVI Gustav to the exhibition
of the same name held in Stockholm and St Petersburg. The booklet French
Art of 20th century. Pierre Bonnard and Maurice Denis tells about
the exhibiton that is the first one of the series of Hermitage exhibitions
in the new Museum building - General Staff.
The booklet devoted to the canvas of J.Jordaens Adoration of the
Magi represents exhibition of one painting from the series Masterpieces
from museums of the world in the Hermitage
The exhibition gave a chance to get acquainted with the catalogue of
exhibition Russian Court Costume held in the Pushkin Museum
of Fine Arts in Moscow and organized by this Museum together with the
Catalogues Chardin (Karlsruhe, Germany) and Morandi
(Madrid, Segovia, Valencia) represented participation of the Hermitage
in international exhibitions.
In a special show-case albums and guide-books devoted to the Hermitage
collections and published in different languages by the publishing houses
Slavia, P - 2 and Alpha-Colour are on display.