Donation from the M.T. Abraham Foundation to the State Hermitage Museum, 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel, June 28, 2019.
Prof. Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum:
“For the past 10 years, the M.T. Abraham Foundation has been maintaining a strong relationship with the State Hermitage Museum. The ongoing collaboration between the Foundation and the Hermitage reflects the historic ties between Russia and Israel, which has recently celebrated the 70th Anniversary of its establishment. My sincere gratitude to the M.T. Abraham Foundation, its President, Mr.Amir G. Kabiri and his family, for the donation, which is significant and enriches the Hermitage’s collection.”
Ms. Olga Slov, Consul General of the State of Israel to Saint Petersburg:
“I welcome the long-standing cooperation between Israel’s cultural institutions, headed by the M.T. Abraham Foundation and the State Hermitage Museum, which is reflected in important projects aimed at promoting culture among the general public. Many thanks to Prof. Piotrovsky and Mr. Kabiri for their work in the field. A number of joint projects are also planned for the coming year; projects which I hope will be announced soon”
Mr. Amir Gross Kabiri, President, M.T. Abraham Foundation:
“Guided by a purposeful desire to promote the public’s appreciation for Impressionist and Modern art, the mission of the M.T. Abraham Foundation fosters the arts as an important social force. In addition to sharing its collections and encouraging scholarship based on its holdings, the Foundation stimulates an environment that values and seeks understanding of the arts and its history. As we are dedicated to keeping our collections in the public view, it feels more than natural to pledge these great art works from the Foundation’s collection to the State Hermitage Museum.”