Any person or private entity can become a donor to the Union of Tbilisi Municipal Museums, if only donation does not affect the independence of the organization’s activities, contradict with its principles or imperil the organization’s reputation.
The aim of the Union is to combine traditional museum activities and educational aspect, which is focused on sharing knowledge for each person. Contemporary museums must broaden their horizons and make a visitor a priority in line with the collection – this is achievable only through the involvement and participation in the process of each guest. Activities of the Union, in addition to the maintenance of stock resources of house-museums for the purpose of preservation and promotion of memorialized persons, also cover expansion of museum collections and transformation of historical context into educational resources.
The history of Georgia, especially of the public figures of the XIX century, is characterized by outstanding charitable and philanthropic activities. Persons of good work of that time include such prominent public figures as Ilia Chavchavadze, Mikheil Gedevanishvili, Davit Sarajishvili, Ekaterine Forakishvili, Maxime Sharadze and The Fellowship (Amkhanagoba), Anastasia Tumanishvili-Tsereteli, Ekaterine (Keke) Melikishvili, Elene Kifiani, Ekaterine Gabashvili, Mariam (Masho) Jambakur-Orbeliani, Ilia Okromchedlishvili (Serebriakov), Giorgi Kartvelishvili, Nikoloz (Niko) Khudadov, Zubalashvili brothers, Ekaterine Melikishvili, Giorgi Kartvelishvili, Akaki Khoshtaria, Poliektos Karbelashvili, etc.
In 1870-80s, different types of charitable societies were opened in Georgia, which provided great help to the society and not only in terms of physical survival through material assistance but through provision of access to education.
Donations to the Union of Tbilisi Municipal Museums are directed to enrichment of the museum funds, finding and collecting the dissipated cultural heritage examples and improvement of access to the museum services.
Information about the donation will be posted on the Union’s website and detailed in the annual reports of the organization.
Donors’ identity shall be protected from publicity if requested.
Spending of every cent of the donation will also be recorded in the annual reports of the organization and in the documentation of purchased items and stock samples.
Stock items, cultural heritage specimens and miscellaneous collectibles can be directly donated as well.
Please, contact us on any additional information regarding donation or any other form of cooperation via the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org