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The Foundation's long-term goal is to establish the following programs.

School Programs:

The Foundation, through its personnel and volunteers, will prepare and publish a curriculum program aimed at introducing Canadian school children, from grades 6 to 12, to the great art collections in the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and chronicling the rich history of The State Hermitage Museum from Catherine the Great to the present day. The Foundation, through its personnel and volunteers, will train school educators on presentation of the curriculum program to Canadian school children and will be available to directly make presentations to Canadian schools.

Exchange Program:

The Foundation, as part of its own activities, will establish three grant programs:

The Foundation, through its personnel, will directly administer the grant program, including choosing acceptable candidates based on high academic marks and the recommendation of the department head of their school, in the case of students, and international credentials and the recommendation of their museum, in the case of museum art historians. The grant is intended to cover travel costs of the students or art historians with a maximum of $2,500 per grant.

Loans and Exhibition Program:

The Foundation will, as part of its own activities, pay up to fifty percent (50%) of the cost of transporting Canadian works of art to The State Hermitage Museum, and Russian works of art to Canadian museums, so that these art exhibits may be studied by, respectively, by Russians and Canadians. The Foundation, through its personnel, will determine which Canadian museums will receive art exhibits from The State Hermitage Museum based on the museum being a recognized Canadian museum of art history, a member of the Canadian Museum Association, and having curatorial qualifications which are internationally recognized.

Museum Technology Program:

The Foundation will engage in the development of research relating primarily to the advancement of art preservation techniques, and secondarily to creating new technology for art protection systems.

Please contact the Foundation to receive information about the status of these programs.


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