Your Support is Now More Critical than Ever

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and concern for the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff, the Museum closed its doors on March 16th. For the next four months, all the income that was generated by admissions, programming, gift shop, and tea room purchases ceased.

We are relying on memberships and donations to make up for these shortfalls in the Museum’s budget. So we are asking that you consider making a donation, or to join/renew your membership today and even consider upgrading to a higher level.

Thank you for your continued support. The Museum has reopened on a limited schedule and we hope you can visit soon.

Your donations allow the Museum to preserve our extraordinary collection of over 1,000 icons and sacred artifacts. It helps us to present temporary exhibitions that expand our understanding of Russian and Slavic culture, and offer programs that delight and educate. Thank you for supporting the Museum.

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


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.


Contact the curatorial department if you have an object or piece of art that you would like to donate to the Museum. Call 978.598.5000 x116. We will want to see photographs of the object(s) and a written description.


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 Museum CEO, Kent Russell to discuss donations to the Museum. Email info(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 Museum CEO, Kent Russell: info(at)museumofrussianicons.org.