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Hermitage Days debut in Belgrade

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Hermitage Days debut in Belgrade


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The Hermitage Days kicks off in Belgrade, TASS reports. The series of cultural and educational events begins on Tuesday, October, 24.

It is the first time Belgrade became a platform for such a large-scale international project, the National Museum said. The organizers also include the Serbian Ministry of Culture and the Gazprom Neft company.

In particular, the museum is scheduled to open exhibitions entitled ''Royal Porcelain'' and ''Invisible Art.'' ''Royal Porcelain'' will present to visitors replicas of dinnerware sets used by Russian emperors at celebrations. 

The ''Invisible Art'' presents exhibits that can be touched - the visitors can feel the surface of ancient frescoes, the structure of carpets, etc.

Anyone interested in Russian culture will be invited to a open lecture by the Hermitage head Mikhail Piotrovsky. He is scheduled to speak about St.Petersburg at the University of Belgrade on October, 25.

The Hermitage Days will continue with film screenings of ''The Empress'' and ''Peter I. The Last Tsar and the First Emperor.'' The program also includes master classes, seminars and round table discussions. A Russian-Serbian scientific archaeological conference will be held in Belgrade and Novi Sad as part of the Hermitage Days.

The Jakobson Ballet Theater will also perform in Belgrade in honor of the centenary of Serbian ballet. There will be a concert by Vasily Gerello, the famous opera singer will appear on stage along with the orchestra conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo.

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