o General information about Ermitaz by Natalia Aggeli
o Collections and exhibits by Euaggelia Kaplantzi
o Greek exhibits and the highlights of the musseum by Panagiota Lagani
o Cats of Ermitaz by Magdalini - Spyridoula Kagiale
o Ermitaz in cooperation with the Greek Byzantine Musseum by Christos Smurnakis
Hermitage museum is located in Russia, more specifically in the
city of St. Petersburg, on the banks of the river Neva.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world.
. The museum has been continuously open to the public since 1852, and visitors from all
over the world can enjoy the part of the collection which is on permanent display.
Hermitage museum was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, under the supervision of
the French architect Wallen de la Mont.
It has since housed a major collection of 225 Western European paintings and generally
speaking a treasure of over 3 million paintings by well – known artists.
The museum consists of 5
o The Winter Palace
o The Large Hermitage
o The Small Hermitage
o The New Hermitage
o Catherine’s the Great theatre
Among the exhibits of the
Hermitage museum, a
collection of paintings by
great painters is included,
as well as exhibits from the
Ancient Greece, Egypt and
Hermitage is of the course related to hermit, a word for one who retreats
from society to live in solitude, often for religious reasons “ people who live
French used to use this word for any secluded cottage, especially for relaxation
It is a significant fact that the Hermitage museum provides a tremendous variety of collections and exhibits
from different periods and places.
More specifically, visitors can admire exhibits from Greece, exhibits from the ancient and byzantine period.
We can find treasures of the mature classical period and roman masterpieces influenced by the black sea
civilization and the ancient Byzantium.
THE EXHIBITS ARE DIVIDED INTO 4 THEMATIC SECTIONS;
A MODULE; ART MONUMENTS OF ANCIENT GREECE. THIS INCLUDES GREEK VASES WITH
WRITTEN DECORATION, CLAY FIGURINES, SEALS AND ANCIENT GREEK COINS.
B MODULE; GREEKS AND SCYTHIANS IN THE NORTHERN BYZEINIA REGION. THIS
EXHIBITION INCLUDES SCULPTURES, JEWELLERY, COINS, ARTIFACTS OF HERSON DURING
THE MIDDLE AGES, COINS OF MEDIEVAL HERSON.
C MODULE; ART OF CYPRUS;
MONUMENTS OF ANCIENT ART OF
CYPRUS, COINS OF ANCIENT CYPRUS,
MEDIEVAL MONUMENTS OF CYPRUS.
D MODULE; BYZANTINE ART
MASTERPIECE; HISTORY OF COIN
COLLECTION AND ICONOGRAPHY
Would anyone expect to find exhibits from Greece at a museum so far away? Of
course he/she would.
The hermitage museum provides four galleries with thematic sections
o“Art monuments of ancient Greece”. Includes Greek vases with written
decoration and ancient Greek coins.
o“ Greek of the time”. Includes sculptures ,jewelry ,currency .
o“Art of Cyprus”. Monuments of ancient art of Cyprus and coins of Ancient
o“Byzantine art”. History of coin collection and hagiographies.
APHRODITE OF TAURIDA
oThe most impressive Greek exhibit is
APHRODITE OF TAURIDA. It was
constructed between the 2nd and the
3rd century b.C.
CATS OF HERMITAGE
•There have been cats in the
Hermitage ever since the days of the
•The reveal of rats in the palace
made the empress to order the cats
to be brought from Kazan, in order
to get rid of the rodents.
CATS : THE RESIDENT VERMIN DESTROYERS
oThe cats stayed at the palace even when it became
a museum, in 1764 , to protect the exhibits from the
oSo they have been continuously living in the
tremendous building’s underbelly for over 250
oOnly after the world war 2 the cat population was
killed. But after a decade they were replaced by a
new group of cats.
A NEW START
o The start of the 21st century
made a revolution in the lifes of
the cute felines of the museum.
o 2007; people started adopting
the cats of the museum.
o 2009; the annual day of
Hermitage cats was finally
o Today Hermitage houses 74 cats in its
o There are three volunteers who take
care of the cats six hours per day.
o There are also kitchens where their
food is prepared as well as a small
ROYAL CANIN KITTY LITTER.
PRO ANIMALE 400€