An eye-catching jewel in an oklad, a detail from a miracle, the facial expression of a saint (or sinner): no matter how many times you visit our Museum, there is always something new to discover in our unique permanent collection.

We want to give our collection the best possible care. Some of our icons are in urgent need of restoration. The work of a professional conservator is essential but costly. Your gift will support conservation and other fundamental needs so that our icons stay on display at the Museum for many years to come.

For these ancient works, there’s no time like the present.

To reach our goal of $25,000, the Brose Hie Hill Foundation and generous board members have pledged to match any gifts of $100 and above. 

Your tax-deductible donation in any amount is deeply appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Museum. 


Gordon was a studious and passionate collector from his early days as a Boy Scout collecting pennies. Whether it was icons, African sculpture, World War I and II posters, or die-cast model cars, Gordon tirelessly pursued not only the objects but also information about their origins and the artists who created them. After opening a branch of his plastics manufacturing company in Moscow in 1992, he appreciated Russian culture, particularly the icon, the emblematic sacred art form stemming from the Byzantine traditions of the Russian Orthodox Christian faith. Gordon founded the Museum of Russian Icons in 2006. To continue his legacy, the Museum has created the Gordon B. Lankton Collections Fund, which will ensure his vision is shared by visitors from all walks of life and worldwide.

Click the button below to choose how to support the Museum.

If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to the Museum of Russian Icons and specify Annual Appeal or Gordon B. Lankton Collections Fund on the memo line.

The Museum’s mailing address is: 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510

The Museum of Russian Icons is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and can receive tax-deductible contributions. Gifts to the Museum directly support the institution’s mission and help ensure the success of the exhibitions, education, programs, and outreach initiatives.

Support the Museum of Russian Icon’s Research Library

Help fund the Museum’s Research Library by donating your gently used books, magazines, and ephemera related to Slavic culture to our Museum Shop book sale shelf. 100% of the sales will be allocated to our library acquisition fund. All items must be in very good condition, have no significant damage, covers intact, no missing pages, and no mildew. Click below for information on how to donate.

You can also support the library through our Amazon wish list of books interns and scholars have requested. We genuinely appreciate all gifts made to this vital part of our institution.


The Museum gladly accepts gifts of stock. Please contact our finance department for details on how to make your gift. Call 978.598.5000 x123.


Planned giving is a sound opportunity for a donor to help secure the Museum’s ability to carry out its mission into the future. Planned gifts include donations through a will, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of life insurance, charitable trusts, and more. Below is a brief list of some of the most common types of assets that you can donate to charity. Please consult a professional tax and or financial advisor for more details. You may also contact Executive Director Simon Morsink to discuss donations to the Museum. Email smorsink(at)museumofrussianicons.org.

  • Cash & Cash Equivalents
  • Publicly Traded Securities
  • Closely Held Securities
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Property
  • Retirement Assets
  • In-Kind Gifts & Pro Bono Services

Include the Museum of Russian Icons in your will or estate plan. For more information, please contact Executive Director Simon Morsink: smorsink(at)museumofrussianicons.org.


The Museum continues to grow its collection, through donations and purchases made through the Gordon B. Lankton Collections Fund, of objects that fit the mission and further the Museum’s educational and research goals. If you are interested in donating an object, please fill out the form below and a representative of the Museum’s curatorial team will be in contact. Please note that, per IRS regulations, the Museum is not allowed to conduct or pay for appraisals of donated objects. The IRS allows for tax deductions for gift in some cases; please discuss this with your tax advisor.

It is essential that the Museum of Russian Icons have a complete history of the ownership of the objects in its collections. To that end, we request that you complete the following questionnaire, and that you forward us any photographs, additional information, or documentation which you may have with respect to the object, including its exhibition or publication history and details of all known prior ownership.