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Friends of Kunstkamera

Looking towards the future

The unique building of the Kunstkamera and its impressive collections, a working monument to enlightenment, deserve to be preserved and to connect their history with today’s world of knowledge. The International Foundation of

Friends is founded to provide material and immaterial support in the restoration projects of this museum of museums and thus to contribute to its conservation.


The Foundation Friends of Kunstkamera promotes the interests of the Kunstkamera, Russia’s first museum.

The Foundation has an international membership, which includes museums, companies and individuals interested in the history and collections of the Kunstkamera.

The Friends support special projects (for example, renovations, publications and exhibitions) of the Kunstkamera, in the form of both expertise and subsidies.

Friends’ benefits include:

  • Lectures on the history of the museum and its collections;
  • ‘Behind the scenes’museum visits;
  • Free entrance to the museum;
  • Discounts on publications.

How to join

To become a Friend, please return the enclosed card with your details or send an e-mail to

Annual membership fees

  • Individuals 30 euros
  • Families 40 euros
  • Students 20 euros
  • Museums & Companies 100 euros

Friends of Kunstkamera

P.O. Box 11857
1001 GW Amsterdam
The Netherlands