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The Hermitage Museum Foundation (HMF) is part of a global network of international affiliates supporting and promoting The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. 

Our Mission

Established in 1994, the Hermitage Museum Foundation (HMF) is an independent U.S. foundation, a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit, that contributes to the preservation and promotion of the Hermitage Museum and its collections, and promotes cultural exchange and scholarship between the U.S. and Russia through its work with American institutions, corporations, and individuals.

Our Values

HMF values art and culture as a bridge, connecting people all over the world, as it has for centuries. The encyclopedic collection’s global reach is a beacon for all humanity and must be protected, preserved, researched, and accessible all around the world.

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25 Years: One Mission

For more than a quarter century HMF has been helping sustain the Hermitage Museum with restorations, exhibitions, and projects to increase the breadth and depth of the Museum’s collections, building relationships in the United States and around the world to expand the Museum’s scope and global reach.

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Our Global Team

HMF’s Board of Directors share a wide-ranging expertise in the world of Russian art and the contemporary art world, informed by the counsel of our volunteer advisory board. With a true global perspective, our board is uniquely positioned to help HMF serve as an international bridge for great art and cultural exchange.

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To Our Supporters:

On behalf of the Hermitage Museum Foundation Board of Directors and the State Hermitage Museum who received your help, thank you for your generous support of our programs and mission.

  • A La Vieille Russie
  • Acquavella Galleries
  • Alixandra & Stuart Baker
  • Daniel A. Bennett
  • The Blavatnik Family Foundation
  • Bonhams of New York
  • The Book Arts Conservatory
  • Louise Bourgeois
  • Eli Broad Foundation
  • Christie’s
  • Susan Phipps Cochran &
    Robert Eigelberger
  • Torkom Demirjian
  • Remmel Dickinson
  • Robert M. Edsel
  • Stephen and Valerie Evans-Freke
  • Faberge Ltd.
  • Ronald Feldman Gallery
  • Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust
  • Alexis Gregory, Vendome Press
  • Ian C. Hague
  • The Harriman Institute/
    Columbia University
  • Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
  • The Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Emilia and Ilya Kabakov
  • Kennan Institute for Advanced
    Russian Studies
  • Theresa C. Khawly
  • Vitaly Komar
  • Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photographs
  • Lehrman Institute
  • Leon Levy Foundation
  • Arthur & Holly Magill Foundation
  • Marble Hill Cellars
  • Chauncey & Marion D.
    McCormick Family Foundation
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
  • National Gallery of Art
  • National Museum for Women in the Arts
  • New York Public Library
  • Northern Trust
  • Edmund Pillsbury
  • Thomas C. Quick
  • Renova USA
  • Chauncie & Paul Rodzianko
  • James Rosenquist
  • Tamir Sapir
  • Peter L. Schaffer
  • Gene Shapiro Auctions LLC
  • George & Christine Sosnovsky
  • Sotheby’s
  • Julie Sylvester
  • Thaw Charitable Trust
  • Ana Tzarev Gallery
  • Norman & Alicia Volk
  • The Walters Art Museum
  • Jayne Wrightsman
  • Anonymous Donors

A Global Network

An independent U.S. foundation, we are part of a global network of foundations, museums, and learning centers dedicated to supporting the work of the Hermitage Museum, expanding its collections, and serving internationally as a bridge for great art and cultural exchange.

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