The Friends of the Russian Museum International Society was
founded on 19 March 1997. Nowadays the society includes 400 individuals, 85
firms and organisations. The Friends of the Russian Museum society
unites all those who really help the State Russian Museum and contributes to
preserving the cultural heritage of the country.
The society members participate in the life of the Russian Museum,
providing financial, technical, and organisational assistance for
realisation the Museum's programmes and projects. With the help of the
society many Museum projects - academic, restoration, exhibition, and
educational - are realised, including the unique long-term complex
Besides, the Friends of the Russian Museum society members
provide various kinds of services for organisation and holding of the Museum
Honorary members of the society are Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St Petersburg, singer Galina Vishnevskaya, writer Daniil Granin, Zurab Tsereteli, President of the Russian Academy of Arts, and others
The Friends of the Russian Museum International Society offers
both personal and corporate membership:
The society members get discounts on the Museum entrance fees and on the
exhibition catalogues. They can also take part in special events, organised
exclusively for the society members in the Palaces of the Russian Museum in
St Petersburg, in other cities of Russia, and abroad.
In December 2000 the Friends of the Russian Museum Foundation
for the Development of the State Russian Museum was established. It has a
Board of Trustees, formed in order to revive traditions of patronage and
charity, as well as to increase the efficiency of the Russian Museum
activities on drawing off-budget, charity and investment means.
Here you can see:
If you are interested in the problem of culture preserving, if you are
ready to actively support the Russian art heritage, if you want to
participate personally in the cultural life of St Petersburg, join the
Friends of the Russian Museum International Society!
Tel/Fax: (812) 347-8723, 315-15-85