Garage Archive Collection expands on a daily basis with the addition of new documents, many of which are acquired with the support of Garage Education Patron, Alisher Usmanov’s Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation.
Partnership with the Foundation has enabled Garage to acquire some of the key archives in its collection, including the video archive of Vadim Zakharov, the photographic archives of Igor Makarevich and Yuri Palmin, the archives of Sergey Chubraev and Factory of Found Clothes, and the Art Activism Archive, all of which are essential in creating a clearer picture of the history of Russian contemporary art.
The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation was founded in 2006 by the well-known Russian philanthropist Alisher Usmanov. It aims to support socially important initiatives in the fields of culture, art, science, and sport and to implement scientific, educational, and social projects.
The Foundation finances leading cultural and educational institutions, organizes and implements projects for the sustainable development of small towns in Russia and the professionalization of the regional nonprofit sector, and also works on developing the inclusive environment in Russia, including by launching unique programs in support of blind people.
With help from Panasonic, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art became the world’s first museum to store its archival materials on optical discs with freeze-ray™ technology. The robotized library was used for the project Russian Art Archive Netrowkr from 2017 to 2021.
In 2018, as part of its policy of environmentally conscious consumption, Garage installed Panasonic solar panels on its rooftop as a means of using renewable energy.