St Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design3
09/11 – 19/12/2018

November 9 – December 19, 2018

St. Petersburg welcomes the Third Biennale of Museum Design, an international project launched by the city’s Culture Committee and PRO ARTE Foundation in partnership with the State Hermitage Museum.


Museum design includes new architectural solutions for museum space, design for permanent display and temporary exhibitions, new ideas for museum navigation, publications and memorabilia design etc.


Program for the Third Biennale features projects and exhibitions created by Russian and international guest-designers for the St. Petersburg museums.


Biennale’s visitors also have a chance to see newly opened museum dislpay in the Hermitage, St Petersburg Museum of Bread and in the Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo museums.


Biennale’s Educational Program features an extensive series of lectures arranged in collaboration with the Hermitage, as well as a special course on museum design for the students of the Art Department of the St Petersburg State University.


Biennale’s Lecture Program links all segments of the project together. Leading international designers and architects conduct lectures for broader audiences at the Hermitage General Staff Lecture Center. The Program runs on a regular basis – i.e. it is not limited to the Biennale period.





St Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Music

Design: Uwe R.Bruckner and Ulrike Shlemm (Germany)


“Philately as Art”

A.S.Popov Central Museum of Communication –

Design: Gordon Rayan and Morten Torgersen (Norway)


“The Dutch House. Dreams of Peter the Great”

Peterhof State Museum-Reserve

Design: Arne Kvorning (Denmark)


“The House Was Here”

Vladimir Nabokov Museum

Design: Group X (Russia)


“Shalyapin. KhMAT”

Fedor Shalyapin Memorial Apartment, branch of the St Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Music

Curator: Katya Bochavar (Russia)


“Horizon Line”

Museum of the History of Photography

Design: NERPA (Russia)