Topic: State Hermitage Museum
Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum
The world famous Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is to have a new web site in 2014 when the museum will be 250 years old.
The site will be made in partnership with the IBM American company and implemented with sponsors’ money. This was reported to the RIA Novosti news agency by the Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky.
The site of this museum was considered the world’s best for a long time. Now it takes second place but the museum hopes to return its leadership.
Piotrovsky described the digitalization of the collection which is taking place along several tracks simultaneously. An electronic catalogue is already available for internal use and by 2014 all Internet users will have access to the digital collection.
© The Voice of Russia. 11 July, 2011