The Hermitage is a state treasury, which is completing its stores and storage during several centuries. Therefore, the number of its museum exhibits is enormous. The State Hermitage Museum has a collection, numbering about three million works of art and monuments of world culture. In its structure are present painting, drawing, sculpture and applied art, archaeological and numismatic materials. The Hermitage is one of the largest art museums in the world, the exhibitions and art collections from all museums in the world are located in more than 350 rooms.
If you try to compile a list of all the centers and complexes of the Hermitage, where you can see the legacy of history, the first place, no doubt, will belong to the Winter Palace and the adjoining 5 buildings (building the Hermitage Theatre, the Small, Old and New Hermitage and Auxiliary House), which together form the main complex. The Repository of the State Museum hosts the restoration works and where are included exhibits which are really unique. The Winter Palace belonged to Peter I, it was his official residence. Works of art from the collections of the Hermitage can convey the beauty and consistency of Interior since Peter I, which itself has a display titled "Culture of Russia in the first third of the 18 th century".
The General Staff building, located directly opposite the Winter Palace, hosts the Museum of the Hermitage, dated by the Russian Guard. You can not forget about the exhibition centers, seeking to introduce visitors to its exhibitions with culture, history, the Russian state and the masterpieces of the Hermitage. Regardless of where the exposition complexes and exhibition centers the Hermitage are located, it will always met you with acknowledged masterpieces encountered with art.
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