Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Hermitage Museum In Russia Honors Its Cat Guards

Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia is hosting an exhibit in honor of the 60 cats it employs to protect paintings against mice and rats!
The Museum has employed the cats dating back to its founding in 1764, and is celebrating Hermitage Cat Day since 1998, but this is the first time the event was marked by a separate art exhibit.
The museum hosted a children's contest for cat drawings and compiled a "Book of Records of Hermitage Cats" chronicling the felines at the museum.

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