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De Hermitage Amsterdam
March 16, 2004 7:07 PM   Subscribe

De Hermitage Amsterdam. In the early 1990s Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg was considering the possibility of having satellites of the museum in the West. The Nieuwe Kerk and the Hermitage had already established a strong relationship through the organisation of major exhibitions, and Ernst Veen, director of the Nieuwe Kerk, suggested that Amsterdam would be the ideal location for a branch of the Russian museum, given the historical links between the two cities over the past 300 years.
posted by the fire you left me (3 comments total)

 
I was so pissed--I was there last month and there were signs and billboards all over, but it wasn't open yet. I did get to see a good Love show at the Nieuwe Kerk tho. : >
and i'm dying to go to St. Petersburg
posted by amberglow at 7:50 PM on March 16, 2004


Thanks for the heads-up on this! I needed another reason to visit a'dam.
posted by Goofyy at 7:32 AM on March 17, 2004


the guggenheim partners with the hermitage invegas.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:45 AM on March 17, 2004


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