In the days of IV Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum the section “Museums and exhibition projects” held 30 different events. This dimension was headed by Director of State Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky. The key action of section’s program was roundtable discussion “Multimedia capabilities to recreate cultural and historical environment of monuments and submersion into the past ages”. Disputants discussed the possibility of using computer technology to open access to a rich collection of Russiannational art museum.
Great interest was aroused by the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the international edition “The Art Newspaper” at the State Hermitage Museum. Under the discussion took place “artistic investigation” "Why do you need art?" with the participation ofVladimir Pozner, Alexander Sokurov and Andrei Zvyagintsev, Pavel Lungin, Alexey Kudrin, Leonid Parfenov and other cultural figures.
A significant event of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was the signing of a letter of intent to create a software "Virtual Museum" between St. Petersburg and PAO "MegaFon".