Foundation of Friends of Dostoevsky Museum
In 1997 a public organization was created within the F.M.Dostoevsky Literary-Memorial Museum: "The Saint Petersburg Public Charitable Foundation of the Friends of the F.M.Dostoevsky Museum." The President of the Foundation's Advisory Council is Professor Boris Egorov. The Foundation's Advisory Council includes the writer Daniil Granin (Russia); Baron Eduard von Falz-Fein (Lichtenstein); the artist and art historian Professor Harold van de Perre (Belgium); Professor Robert Belknap (USA). Among members of the Foundation: director of the company "Aquaphor" Alexander Liberman; the writer and journalist, founder of the Norwegian Society of Friends of the Petersburg Dostoevsky Museum, Peter Waage. Natalya Ashimbaeva, Ph.D. candidate and Director of the Dostoevsky Museum, is the Foundation's Director. The foundation's main task is to unite the efforts of various organizations and private individuals in their support of the museum in all aspects of its work.