“Almost 30 years ago, the vast east wing of this 19th-century building – that wing alone contains 800 rooms – was gifted to the Hermitage. What to do with it? The Hermitage desperately required more display space for its three million objects. More pressing was the need to confront the problem of modernity. A museum that contains nothing but the art of the past risks becoming a dead space.

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