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
on Mar 16, 2004 -