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Re: The Hermitage, the biggest museum of the world ???
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2009, 08:36:33 AM »
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Re: The Hermitage, the biggest museum of the world ???
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2009, 02:33:33 PM »
On your visits - take a moment to notice and talk to the employees; they are wonderfully dedicated people and quite knowledgeable. An attendant, Valentina, featured in the Dutch film 'Hermitage Niks' was very kind and gracious, taking time to talk with us.

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Re: The Hermitage, the biggest museum of the world ???
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2009, 03:10:17 PM »
They are indeed wonderful and very informative. Not all speak English though, especially the babushkas, the "room matrons" so it helps if one has a translator with you.
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Re: The Hermitage, the biggest museum of the world ???
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2009, 07:52:39 AM »
Valentina was a babushka and spoke excellent English :-) It continues to amaze me how many people in Russia speak English.

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Re: The Hermitage, the biggest museum of the world ???
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2009, 08:38:52 AM »
It is still the exception rather than the rule. I would agree that a lot more are learning it and willing to use it with visitors. It is not difficult to find a translator if one needs one.  Especially at the Hermitage. I think they have guides and translators in just about every language.
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Re: The Hermitage, the biggest museum of the world ???
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2010, 12:05:52 PM »
I am surprised that noone has put the link for the Hermitage website here.
you can search all the exhibits and it is in English and Russian.

http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/index.html

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Re: The Hermitage, the biggest museum of the world ???
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2010, 05:06:49 AM »
I was wondering if anyone had a picture of the Imperial Archeological Committee’s entrance from the Winter Canal of the "New Hermitage."  It may well be walled up by now and the Hermitage website does show period watercolors of the corner of the New Hermitage facing the Winter Canal but no real picture of the Archeological committee's entrance.  Well thanks for any help with this.   

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Re: The Hermitage, the biggest museum of the world ???
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2010, 10:34:42 AM »
Just to say a friend supplied me with a great deal of information and pics.... so I am all set...thanks griffh

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Re: The Hermitage, the biggest museum of the world ???
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2011, 03:51:16 PM »
Plans of the Large Hermitage and the New Hermitage from a 19th Century Russian guide to St. Petersburg…

http://books.google.com/books?id=eg4RAAAAIAAJ&pg=PP46#v=onepage&q&f=true
http://books.google.com/books?id=eg4RAAAAIAAJ&pg=PP47#v=onepage&q&f=true