The M.T. Abraham Foundation is a nonprofit institution based in Paris, France, with offices in Tel-Aviv and Geneva. The purposes and tasks of the Foundation are specified in its by-laws, according to which its purpose is fulfilled through art acquisitions, public access to its collections through short- and long-term loans, to institutions and exhibitions, and cultural events that are open to the public.
The Foundation maintains an active preservation program for its collections, and it has a robust publications department dedicated to scholarship. One of the Foundation’s main tasks is to preserve the legacy of M.T. Abraham, through educational activities aimed at an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in people of all ages. The Foundation’s commitment to in-depth collecting is reflected in holdings of select artists that provide a significant historical overview of their oeuvre.
Mansur Tamir Abraham was born in 1912 in Aden, at that time under British rule. He was a highly regarded authority on African and Asian rule of law. M.T. Abraham’s expertise and advice were greatly valued by the British authorities and he was acknowledged for his distinguished service with the George Medal for law scholarship. Following Abraham’s death in 1999, in tribute to and in honour of Abraham, his descendants established The M.T. Abraham Foundation, which is part of the M.T. Abraham Group, in 2004.