In continuing our tradition, it gives us a great pleasure to extend to you
the exclusive opportunity to participate in the Eighth Hermitage Summer
School, hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia.
UNDER OUR TRADITIONAL TITLE – “EIGHTH
SUMMER SCHOOL "SAINT-PETERSBURG ART TREASURES”
CAN FIND A NOVELTY.
FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR THE SCHOOL CONSISTS OF TWO COURSES INSTEAD OF
“IMPERIAL MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN ART” ARE NOW COUPLED WITH THE COUNTERPART
– “IMPERIAL MASTERPIECES OF ORIENTAL ART”. HAVING ALREADY DUTCH, ITALIAN,
RUSSIAN PROGRAMS IN OUR AGENDA, AS WELL AS COURSES FOCUSED ON THE APPLIED
AND DECORATIVE ARTS AND THE ART OF GARDENING, WE DECIDED TO DOUBLE OUR
PROGRAM THIS YEAR.
The program’s official dates are August 7-14, 2005, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The courses will be hosted at the world famous
State Hermitage Museum and
the prestigious European University at St. Petersburg.
The Summer School is designed for graduate students in the Humanities, art
historians, historians, museum curators, teachers, and those who are
independently interested in the history of Russian art and culture as well
as the reception of Western and Oriental Art in Russia.
The curriculum follows the Romanovs throughout their dynasty as collectors
of Art. The workshops and lectures are based on the vast collection of the
State Hermitage Museum and the Imperial Palaces. The course also offers you
an unprecedented access to art treasures that are not available to the
general public and provides you with various opportunities to discuss the
given collections directly with museum curators.
Lectures, workshops, and tours will be conducted in English.
The program will include alternating "Days In" with lectures and workshops
in the State Hermitage Museum and "Days Out" with visits to Imperial
residences in St. Petersburg and its surroundings.
Course capacity is limited. The cost includes tuition, lunches, access to
museums and airport transfers.
Airfares and accommodations are not included.
We would be happy to see you among our participants for the summer 2005.
Dr. Roman Grigoryev