The RAAN project was made possible thanks to the invaluable support of partners in the acquisition of new materials and the organization of proper storage and conservation facilities. Cooperation with major individual and corporate donors has allowed Garage to expand the project’s research program, support a number of important research initiatives, and contribute to the promotion of contemporary art in Russia and of Russian contemporary art abroad.

Garage Archive Collection expands on a daily basis, including thanks to the support of Garage partners and patrons. Our partnership from 2015 to 2022 with Alisher Usmanov’s Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation allowed the Museum to acquire key archives such as the video archive of Vadim Zakharov, the photographic archives of Igor Makarevich and Igor Palmin, the archives of Sergey Chubraev and Factory of Found Clothes, art activism and street art archives, the archives of Oleg Karavaichuk, Vladimir Uflyand, Vladimir Aleinikov, Igor Shelkovsky, Ivan Sotnikov, Ildar Galeev, Oleg Tsodikov (Made in Dance), Eduard Limonov, and other key collections that are essential in creating a clear picture of Russian contemporary art.


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.