Historical Museum and the Hermitage have signed a cooperation agreement

© RIA Novosti / Angela Babinkostova the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Archival photoHistorical Museum and the Hermitage have signed a cooperation agreement© RIA Novosti / Angela Babenko

The state historical Museum and the Hermitage on Wednesday in the framework of the VI St. Petersburg international cultural forum signed a cooperation agreement, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

«For many it sounds strange. Indeed, the Historical Museum and the Hermitage, probably interact and work together since even before the revolution, the centenary of which we now note. We have always had very large scientific communications and public relations. But apparently, that is to say, already we have gained such a volume that requires the signing of the agreement», — told reporters the Director of the State historical Museum Alexei Levykin.

According to him, the agreement is a «framework document» which will allow even more «to expand and organize the» joint work of the two museums.

«Now, I think, in preparation for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Historical Museum, which will be held in 2022, will be held a special exhibition, which is a definite gift of the Hermitage to us, because there will be one of the best collections of the Hermitage. Now we are discussing on this issue», — said the Director of the Historical Museum.

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