Honouring the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel
Tel Aviv Israel | November 29th, 2018
With the support of the Kroll Family Trust, Honouring the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel celebrated it’s Annual Gala Banquet at “House on the Sea” situated in Jaffa Port. Among the distinguished guests were Dr. Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, the Director of the State Hermitage Museum, Mr. Daniel Kroll, the Chairman of Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel, the Russian Ambassador to Israel Mr. Anatoly Viktorov, Inna Bazhenova, the owner of the Art Newspaper and Mr. Dan Oryan, the Israel Ambassador to Macedonia.
Find out more
Lecture and book signing event by Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky
The National Library of Israel | November 29th, 2018
The National Library of Israel hosted Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky for a lecture and a book signing event of “Dynastic Rule Mikhail Piotrovsky and the Hermitage”. The Hermitage is a museum in a palace – the Winter Palace of the Tsars. Initially based in a museum wing with the décor of a palace, it was allowed to fill the whole magnificent baroque building after the Revolution. The collections, begun by Catherine the Great in 1764, had reached one million pieces by 1917. The Soviet period saw this figure rise to three million, extending the range of the collections to include more Oriental art, more Russian artefacts and a whole range of archaeological exhibits.
Find out more
Book Launch | El Lissitzky The Jewish Period
The Jewish Museum Moscow | November 15th, 2017
Just before the opening of the Lissitzky exhibition in the Moscow Jewish Museum , Matthew Drutt presented the Alexander Kantsedikas’s new book ” El Lissitzky – The Jewish Period” published by Kroll Family Trust and the El Lissitzky Foundation. This important publication of the initial stage of Lissitzky’s work prior to his departure for Vitebsk in 1919 is described as his “Jewish period.” In following this path he created several works that are now regarded as his masterpieces.
Book Launch | Dynastic Rule Mikhail Piotrovsky and the Hermitage
Russian Ambassador Residence London | November 30th, 2016
With the support of the Kroll Family Trust and in collaboration with Unicorn Publishing Group LLP, a reception and Book Launch with Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky was held at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in London. Published to coincide with the centenary of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Dynastic Rule : Mikhail Piotrovsky and The Hermitage by Geraldine Norman celebrates one of the great success stories of a stormy period of Russian history. This book tells the story of two Directors, Boris and Mikhail Piotrovsky, whose reign of the State Hermitage Museum has now spanned over 50 years.
Visit to Alexander Kantsedikas | El Lissitzky The Jewish Period
Caesarea, Israel | November 8th, 2016
Kroll Family Trust published the latest book of the prolific author Alexander Kantsedikas, on October 31st 2017 as „EL LISSITZKY’S JEWISH PERIOD (1916-1919)“. Nic Iljine and Daniel Kroll went to visit Dr. Alexander Kantsedikas and discussed the cover design. Sasha gave Daniel a signed copy of his book about Ansky and Nic a hard copy of an article in an Israeli Russian language newspaper about Nic’s involvment in producing a German edition of the „Black Book“. Unfortunately not in best health, Sahsa was nevertheless his bright, sharp & witty self and it was a great pleasure for Daniel, Nic & his wife to spend a few hours with him today.
25 Years of Diplomatic Relations Between Israel and The Russian Federation
Israel Museum Jerusalem | April 17th, 2016
With the support of the Kroll Family Trust, on the occasion of 25 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Russian Federation, and with the kind collaboration of Mr. James Snyder, Director of the Israel Museum Jerusalem, the Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel celebrated the “Romanov Dynasty Banquet“. Among the distinguished guests were Dr. Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, the Director of the State Hermitage Museum, representatives from the Israeli Foreign Office and numerous guests that arrived especially for the occasion from Europe and the United States.
250th Anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum
Tel- Aviv Museum of Art | December 21st, 2014
With the support of the Kroll Family Trust, on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum, and with the kind collaboration of Mrs. Suzanne Landau, Director of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel celebrated, “Homage to Catherine the Great of Russia“. Among the distinguished guests were Dr. Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, the Director of the State Hermitage Museum, Mr. Ron Huldai, Mayor of the city of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Mr. James Snyder, Director of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, representatives from the Israeli Foreign Office and numerous guests that arrived especially for the occasion from Europe and the United States.
Dada and Surrealism from Collections of the Israel Museum
State Hermitage Museum | November 19th, 2014
As part of the celebrations of the 250-year anniversary of the State Hermitage, Kroll Family Trust was delighted to host the formal opening dinner of the “Dada and Surrealism from the Collection of the Israel Museum” exhibition organized by the State Hermitage Museum in collaboration with the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and supported by the Hermitage Foundation in Israel, opened in the General Staff building. The exhibition provides insight into Dada and Surrealism as the universal intellectual and ideological movements that broke boundaries and redefined existence and ways of attitude. Representatives of these movements challenged tradition, introducing innovative materials and approaches that would change the very language of art.