Appeal of General Director of the Moscow Kremlin Museums Elena Gagarina

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

 

The Moscow Kremlin is a unique historical and cultural monument; an internationally renown museum complex. In 2006, on the threshold of the Moscow Kremlin Museum's 200th Anniversary, we founded the Friends Society to integrate the efforts of organisations and individuals who would like to support the Museum in its scientific, conservation and restoration, exhibition, educational, publishing, and other projects. Thanks to our cooperative efforts we have managed to carry out a great number of successful exhibition projects and work out various cultural programmes.
 
Being a member of the Friends Society of the Moscow Kremlin Museums you have an opportunity to make a contribution to the preservation of precious masterpieces of high artistic and historical merit and to continue the great traditions of the Russian charity.
 

Elena Gagarina

General Director of
the Moscow Kremlin Museums

General regulations of the Museum Friends Society

1. The Museum Friends Society (hereinafter referred to as the Friends Society) is an informal entity intended to integrate the cooperative efforts of individuals and legal entities, providing financial and/or other support for The State Historical And Cultural  Museum-Preserve «The Moscow Kremlin» (hereinafter referred to as the Museum): assisting its scientific, restoration, exhibition, education and other projects and activities.

2. The Friends Society is not a public association the activity of which is subject to regulation by the 82-FZ Federal law “On Public Associations” of 19 May 1995. The Friends society does not bear any functions of a public association.

3. Individual membership within the Friends Society is determined by the amount of the yearly financial and/or other support provided by an individual as well as the bronze, silver, golden and platinum membership card received by the individual.

4. Corporate membership within the Friends Society is determined by the amount of the yearly financial and/or other support provided by an organization, as well as the amethyst, sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond membership card received by the organization.

5. Support is recognized as financial and other means receive by the Museum or The Charitable Foundation For Assistance To The Moscow Kremlin Museums (hereinafter referred to as the Foundation) for the Museum’s and/or the Foundation’s authorized activities or a specific program, including:

  • exhibitions, including publication of exhibition catalogues;
  • reconstruction and restoration of cathedrals and other Museum’s objects;
  • exhibits restoration;
  • purchasing of exhibits and equipment for the Museum;
  • publishing projects;
  • educational projects;
  • programs for children;
  • improvement of visiting conditions.

Support can also be provided in the form of services, supplies of materials and equipment, maintenance and construction works and other forms not prohibited by the law. 

6. Financial support is to be provided in Russian rubles at the exchange rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on the day of the payment by the transfer to the Museum’s and/or Fund account.

7. Membership of legal entities and individuals within the Friends Society is renewed annually by paying the membership dues for the Museum development.

8. Visit to the Moscow Kremlin Museums with the membership card of the Friends Society is possible during the regular museum operation hours, except for the cases, when the Kremlin territory is closed due to the circumstances which are beyond the Museum's responsibility.

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Corporate membership in the Moscow Kremlin Museums Friends Society. Rights and benefitsAny organisation contributing to the development of the Museum is welcome to become a Corporate Member of the Moscow Kremlin Museums Friends Society.more
Individual membership in the Moscow Kremlin Museums Friends Society. Rights and benefitsIndividual membership within the Friends Society is available through yearly donation, being made by any individual who is willing to make a contribution to the development of the Moscow Kremlin Museums.more
  • Ceremonial meeting of the Moscow Kremlin Museums Friends Society

    A ceremonial meeting of the Moscow Kremlin Museums Friends Society took place at the Armoury Chamber on December 3, 2015. Elena Gagarina, Director General of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, welcomed the guests and noted that 2015 is the year of the 25th Anniversary since the architectural ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square has been included into the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

    Inauguration of the Museum Friends Society

    On February, 17, 2006 a ceremonial meeting, dedicated to the inauguration of the Museum Friends Society, was arranged in the Patriarch’s Palace of the Moscow Kremlin.

contacts

General Director of the Moscow Kremlin Museums

Elena Gagarina
Secretary tel: +7 (495) 624-55-03
e-mail: head@kremlin.museum.ru

Department of Development and Collaboration with the Museum Partners

Head of the Department
Valentina Kataeva
tel: +7 (495) 695-97-23
e-mail: kataevava@kremlin.museum.ru

EXPERTS OF THE DEPARTMENT

tel: +7 (495) 695-97-23

The Charitable Foundation for Assistance to the Moscow Kremlin Museums

Executive Director
Victoria Rakovskaya
tel: +7 (495) 695-42-07
e-mail: rakovskaya@kremlin.museum.ru