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.

Through its loan program, the M.T. Abraham Foundation provides the opportunity to exhibit individual works, collections and installations that may otherwise be difficult for a single museum or private institution to display. It also ensures that important milestones in an artist’s career are available to the public, scholars, and art institutions.