Director, State Hermitage
Mikhail Piotrovsky has been director of the State Hermitage since 1992.
Dr Piotrovsky is a correspondent member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an academic of the Russian Academy of Art, a Doctor of Historical Science and was awarded a laureate by the Russian President for services to literature and art. He is a professor at St Petersburg State University and the author of more than 250 scientific works. He holds more than 20 top state awards from Russia and other countries.
Dr Piotrovsky graduated from the Oriental Studies Faculty at Leningrad State University and trained at Cairo University.