Founded by Mikhail Abramov, this art project resurrects one of the best traditions of the Russian patronage which laid the foundation for collecting, studying and authenticating the works of the Russian icon painting. It is a unique in Russia private collection of Byzantine and Old Russian art that obtained the official status of public museum and became member of the IСOM (International Council of Museums).Every day the Museum organizes free survey and thematic excursions for all comers, museum consultants are always available, a lecture centre is operated, concerts and presentations are organized. We are always happy to see in our Museum everyone who is interested in Russian culture.