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Gala Banquet in the Winter Palace - 30 June 2018

Published 04 May 2018

Every year the State Hermitage Museum hosts the Gala Banquet in the Winter Palace. This magnificent celebration, worthy of the Russian Tsars, attracts patrons of the arts and friends of the Hermitage from all over the world.

The gala banquet will start with a champagne reception in the Hanging Garden of Catherine the Great. The famous Peacock Clock will give a signal to the tour through galleries where the guests will enjoy not only masterpieces from the Hermitage collection but also musical and performance programme.

Then the guests will be invited to a  sumptuous dinner in the Jordan Gallery and the traditional ball in the Fieldmarshals' Hall. According to the Russian tradition the evening will finish with a “glass-for-the-road” in the magical light of the White Nights. Among the special guests of the Gala Banquet will be star artists, members of the international cultural, business and political elite.

Dress code: black tie, ball gown

Here is the video from this year's Gala Banquet held on June 30, 2017:

We hereby thank the companies who have given support to the Gala Banquet in the Winter Palace:

The Vladimir Potanin Charitable Fund

 (OAO) Gazprombank

JT International

HENNESSY Cultural Foundation 

Smolensk Diamonds

Festival «Diaghilev. P.S.»

DONATIONS

This year, the Gala will benefit the Hermitage Endowment Fund. We are asking for donations at the following levels:

Guest –  80 000 rubles per person

Benefactor – 150 000 rubles per person  

Benefactors’ names will be published in the Programme of the evening, and they will receive priority seating at the dinner. 

PARTNERSHIP LEVELS AND PRIVILEGES – GALA BANQUET IN THE WINTER PALACE ON JUNE 30, 2018

  «PARTNER OF THE EVENT» (donation of 3 000 000 rubles)

  • Logo in all printed materials preceded by the words «PARTNER»
  • Thanks expressed in the greeting speech from the General Director of the State Hermitage Museum Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky
  • The Partner will become a corporate member of the Hermitage Friend’s Club for the following year
  • Thanks included in the annual report of the State Hermitage Museum and on the official website
  • The opportunity to arrange a special visit to the Museum for the Partner’s VIP guests including a tour guided by one of the museum curators (during the coming year)
  • 10 complimentary tickets to the Gala banquet
  • Additional Partner-proposed benefits and opportunities can be discussed

GENERAL PARTNER OF THE EVENT (donation of 5 000 000 rubles)

  • Information about the General Partner in the programme of the event
  • Logo in all printed materials preceded by the words “GENERAL PARTNER OF THE EVENT”
  • Thanks expressed in the greeting speech from the Director of the State Hermitage Museum professor Mikhail Piotrovsky 
  • The Sponsor will become a corporate member of the Hermitage Friend’s Club for the following year
  • Thanks included in the annual report of the State Hermitage Museum and on the official website
  • The opportunity to arrange a special visit to the Museum for the Partner’s VIP guests including a tour guided by one of the museum curators (during the coming year)
  • The opportunity to arrange a VIP banquet jointly with the State Hermitage (the date and conditions to be discussed with the museum)
  • Twenty complimentary tickets to the Gala banquet
  • Additional Partner-proposed benefits and opportunities will be discussed

PARTNER OF THE HERMITAGE (donation of 10 000 000 rubles)

  • Information about the Partner and the Partner’s preface in the Programme 
  • Invitation to the Gala Banquet on behalf of the Company Head jointly with prof. Mikhail Piotrovsky
  • Logo in all printed materials to the Gala
  • Thanks expressed in the greeting speech from the Director of the State Hermitage Museum prof. Mikhail Piotrovsky
  • The  Partner will become a corporate member of the Hermitage Friend’s Club for the following year
  • Thanks included in the annual report of the State Hermitage Museum and on the official website
  • The opportunity to arrange special visits to the Museum for the Partner’s VIP guests including a tour guided by one of the museum curators (during the coming year)
  • Up to thirty complimentary tickets to the Gala Banquet.
  • The opportunity to arrange a VIP reception in the museum during 2015 jointly with the State Hermitage Museum (the conditions and date to be discussed and approved by the Hermitage)
  • The opportunity to organize a one-day exhibition during the Gala banquet together with the Hermitage Museum and according to the concept worked out with the museum curators
  • Additional Partner-proposed benefits and opportunities can be discussed

For more information and bookings for the Gala banquet please contact Marina Mukoseeva in Russia:

+7 906 2598986, hermitagendowment@gmail.com