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Dear colleagues,

the new display “The Emperor`s Wardrobe. The 350th Anniversary of the Birth of Peter the Great” has been opened at the State Hermitage’s Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre. For the first time it shows the total collection of Peter’s clothing. Most of the costumes were restored in the Hermitage Textile Restoration Laboratories and never been shown before. For more information please see the link to the Hermitage webpage:


Please have a look at the Hermitage on-line collection to see items in greater detail:  https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/artworks?lng=en/

Nina Tarasova, head of the Applied Art Sector in the Hermitage’s Department of the History of Russian Culture, published a book on the exhibition topic:


I wish you all the best in the New Year, good health and peace. 

Yours Sincerely,


Curator of Textiles
West European Decorative Art Department
The State Hermitage Museum